Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Let them eat French Fries...

...or, alternately, farewell to the "Freedom Fry". I can't *begin* to tell you how proud I am that an Ohio Senator is one of the goobers who came up with this "culinary rebuke" in the first place. :p

From the Washington Times:

So is the breakfast toast in the congressional cafeterias, with both fries and toast having been liberated from the appellation "freedom."

Three years after House Republicans trumpeted the new names to get back at the French for snubbing the coalition of the willing in Iraq, congressmen don't even want to talk about french fries, which are actually native to Belgium, and toast.

Neither Reps. Bob Ney of Ohio nor Walter B. Jones of North Carolina, the authors of the culinary rebuke, were willing this week to say who led the retreat, as it were, from the frying pan. But retreat there has been, as a casual observer can see for himself in the House's basement cafeterias.

"We don't have a comment for your story," said a spokeswoman for Mr. Ney. Several Republican staffers and lawmakers suggest that the change isn't worth investigating, unlike the eagerness in March 2003 to get into the headlines about patriotism on the menu.
Quick reminder that the Ohio goober in question, Bob Ney, is running for re-election. Check out his opponent Zack Space--you can donate to his campaign via the Howard-Empowered Act Blue page.

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