Skip to comments.Obama Family Cook Named Policy Adviser
Posted on 07/15/2010 7:13:35 AM PDT by opentalk
In a comical move even for a czar-happy president who has rewarded dozens of cronies with distinguished titles, the White House has named the Obamas personal Chicago cook as Senior Policy Adviser for Healthy Food Initiatives.
Its no joke, even though is sounds like a bad one. The Chicago chefs rapid ascension, reported this week by a conservative Washington D.C. newspaper, has been kept under the radar for the last month. Sam Kass went from being a 20-something, Windy City gourmet cookprivately paid by the Obamas to feed themto big-time White House adviser in a matter of months.
In between, Michelle Obama made Kass a Food Initiative Coordinator for her new healthy nutrition program which is supposed to eliminate childhood obesity within a generation, especially in the nations inner cities. The First Lady claims that childhood obesity is a threat to national security and a crisis equivalent to AIDS and youth violence.
Because its such a dire situation, she has convinced her husbands administration to spend $400 million a year to bring healthy foods to low-income neighborhoods and $10 billion to revise a decades-old federal measure that already feeds tens of millions of poor children at school for free.
This culinary revolution no doubt requires a trusted senior policy adviserlike Kasswho is an expert in healthy cuisine. The First Lady refers to her cook as a partner in crime and says its just pretty powerful to see what started out as talk in her South Side Chicago kitchen turn into a major initiative that hopefully will change the way we think as a country.
Makes you wonder what Kass, who also doubles as a White House chef, has been putting in the Obamas food all these years. Incidentally, the most transparent administration in history doesnt want Americans to know how much the famous family cook earns. Although hes an important administration wonk, Kasss salary is excluded in the Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff because hes considered residence staff and those salaries dont need to be disclosed.
Kass made an appearance on an episode of "Top Chef: DC" to talk about healthy school lunches. The episode aired a few weeks ago.
All hail the new US Granola Czar!
What I want to know is this: Who’s going to made the Czar of Things in General? Man, that sounds like a great gig. Perhaps one of The White House gardners will land that one?
$10B to revise a policy that's working?
Just what we need the FOOD CZAR!!! Somehow I’m guessing we won’t be getting Kobe beef and organic arugula like Barry gets. Barry’s so tired of this guys cooking, he had to take Medvidiv out to Five Guys. You can’t make this Shiite up.
So, this is the guy who made Michelle and her girls fat?
(Michelle said her kids are fat - not me)
Here’s a great solution when you lust for hash-browns and have no taters;)
Crush some potato chips into pan (ridges are best) add a little water and vegetable oil. Heat until the water evaporates and the oil makes the chips crispy again.
p.s. if that is politically incorrect substitute cooked-crackers for hash-browns.
I saw that episode. I’m a Top Chef fan but am less so this season, as BRAVO is apparently turning into a PR machine for the obamas.
Perhaps obesity will become less problematic as Americans will able to afford less food. Then we won’t even have to worry about the vegetable gardens, etc.
"prolly has one of those secret Muslim friendly recipes for pork ribs"
she has convinced her husbands administration to spend $400 million a year to bring healthy foods to low-income neighborhoods and $10 billion to revise a decades-old federal measure that already feeds tens of millions of poor children at school for free.
The government should NEVER be allowed to mandate what we may eat, and how much we are allowed to weigh!!!!
If they do mandate such things, we have totalitarianism!!!!
And the same goes for government control of the Internet, radio, TV, etc.
Caligula names horse as Consul.
I think Bravo is GE owned. Interesting the state dinner gatecrasher will be in a new reality show on Bravo.
Of course, Kass will be expected to kick back a substantial amount of that salary as a re-election campaign donation.
The Obamamarxists have a price tag on every move they make.
Michelle and her younger daughter are getting fatter by the minute.
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