GOODY TWO SHOES: You Are What You (Can’t) Eat
Wanting to burnish his “regular guy” cred - at the Hampton Classic horse show, it should be noted - Mayor Mike Bloomberg told the New York Daily News: “I'm not into this fancy food, like shrimp, caviar, and lobster. I like hot dogs, hamburgers, and fried chicken the best. I like real food for real people.” And he put teeth in his effort to win a 3-peat at the polls by chowing down on a hot dog.
Now, this would be the same Michael Bloomberg, who also doubles as NYC's Chief of Food Police, having given the city's health commissioner, Thomas Frieden carte blanche in his zealous efforts to squeeze trans fats out of restaurant, deli and bakery offerings; force chain restaurants to list calorie counts on menus; shake salt from soup and other pantry staples; and now, figure out how to slap a surcharge (AKA consumption tax) on soda pop and "sugared beverages." So, Mayor Mike, just how much salt, fat and calories was packed into your yummy hot dog and its bun? Did you wash it down with a Coke or a Snapple Iced Tea? Shame on you!