Saturday, March 28, 2009

Who wears the pants in the family?

From none other than The New York Times.
[quote]When President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. meet for their standing Friday lunch engagement, Mr. Obama always picks the cuisine — a subtle break from previous administrations in which the president and the vice president typically ordered off a menu, and a reminder, if any was needed, about who is in charge. “The dietary bar is set by the president,” said Ron Klain, Mr. Biden’s chief of staff.

It really makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time. What a controlling jerk.

So if Barry Obama wants Thai, everybody has to eat Thai.

The white house has a chef. He has nothing better to do than cook whatever the President and his guests want. Would it really be so bad if Joe had a pork chop sandwich while BO was having macrobiotic rice? Heck, if they are meeting once a week, why can't Joe phone in his order in advance? It's like taking the kids to a food court at the mall and demanding that everybody eat exactly what you are having.

And yet this is symptomatic of a wider attitude among progressives. They want to tell us what to eat (transfat ban), what to drive (black cars may be getting banned in CA because people might run their auto air conditioners), how long or hard of a shower we can take (I ripped the damn lowflow blockage right out of my showerhead).

We should all be very, very concerned about an administration that is so driven to tell us what to think and how to act in our daily lives. It is going to get much worse before it gets better.


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