Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Federal Department of Being Your Mom

So Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson is telling fast food restaurants to serve healthier food, as if it were any of his damn business. I suppose he feels entitled by his job title to lecture people about proper eating habits. And to make it worse, he doesn't even respect us enough to lecture us (the eaters of fast food) directly -- instead, he tries to browbeat the producers of fast food into serving us food that we don't want. I doubt Republicans will make a stink about Thompson's audacity, because, well, Thompson is a Republican. But I'll bet they'd raise holy hell if a Democrat in the same office urged restaurants to go vegetarian.

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