We love the way completely unrelated news items sometimes juxtapose to show the complete absurdity of Washington, DC.
On Wednesday afternoon, Michelle Obama and a group of unpaid child laborers harvested crops from the White House plantation. Michelle proudly posed with a big ass sweet potato (insert your own punch line here).
On Wednesday morning, just hours before the White House harvest, the government came out against potatoes.
The Associated Press has its eyes on the potato story:
“… the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, recommended that the U.S. Department of Agriculture stop participants of the federal Women, Infants and Children program, known as WIC, from buying potatoes with federal dollars. The institute also called for the USDA-backed school lunch program to limit use of potatoes.
Under an interim rule, the USDA agreed to bar WIC participants from buying potatoes with their federal dollars. Potatoes are the only vegetable not allowed. Next year, the agency will roll out a final rule on the WIC program, which last year served 9.3 million children and pregnant and breast-feeding women considered at risk for malnutrition.
Michelle is in favor of sweet potatoes, but opposed to white potatoes.
Let’s all say it together:
Source: Associated Press