A child nutrition bill on its way to President Barack Obama — and championed by the first lady — gives the government power to limit school bake sales and other fundraisers that health advocates say sometimes replace wholesome meals in the lunchroom.Hey, why stop there?
Public health groups pushed for the language on fundraisers, which encourages the secretary of Agriculture to allow them only if they are infrequent. The language is broad enough that a president's administration could even ban bake sales, but Secretary Tom Vilsack signaled in a letter to House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-Calif., this week that he does not intend to do that.Let me put it to you this way, Mr. Vilsack: you've got no business even being in a position to say yea or nay. This is frog-in-a-slow-boiling-pot socialism. Get the rubes used to these "minor" infringements on liberty, today, so that, tomorrow, you can hit them with the real police state restrictions.
I have generally refrained from making harsh comments about the First Lady, but now all bets are off. Michelle, I've seen you in pants, and that behind didn't get two ax-handles wide on a diet of broccoli.