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Dessert? Christie and Huckabee Support First Lady
The New York Times ^ | February 27, 2011 | Richard Pérez-Peña

Posted on 02/27/2011 6:08:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

In the dessert wars, at least, Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee side with Michelle Obama, not Sarah Palin.

Some conservatives, notably Ms. Palin, have mocked Mrs. Obama’s campaign against obesity, particularly in children. But on separate Sunday morning news programs, Mr. Christie, the New Jersey governor, and Mr. Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor — both Republicans — defended Mrs. Obama, and Mr. Christie put his answer in personal terms.

“I think it’s a really good goal to encourage kids to eat better,” Mr. Christie said on “Face the Nation,” on CBS. “You know, I’ve struggled with my weight for 30 years, and it’s a struggle. And if a kid can avoid that in his adult years or her adult years, more power to them, and I think the first lady’s speaking out well.”

Mrs. Obama has urged parents and food manufacturers to make healthier choices available to children, adding that she tells her daughters, “Dessert is not a right.” She has not called for government mandates on the issue.

Even so, Ms. Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate, has called Mrs. Obama’s efforts an example of “government thinking that they need to take over and make decisions for us.” In a December episode of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” on TLC, Ms. Palin searched her kitchen for the ingredients to make s’mores, saying it was “in honor of Michelle Obama, who said the other day we should not have dessert.”(continued)

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TOPICS: New Jersey; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; huckabee; michelleobama; obama
You lie! She has called for government oversight and mandates and two bills have been passed by congress.

A food bill we need Michelle Obama http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/01/AR2010080103291.html

Hold the Brownies! Michelle Obama Food Bill Could Limit School Bake Sales http://nation.foxnews.com/michelle-obama/2010/12/03/hold-brownies-michelle-obama-food-bill-could-limit-school-bake-sales

AboutContactArchivesRSSColumnsPhotos Michelle Malkin Senate passes new food police bill: Roll call vote 73-25; Senator Bennet: “It’s all rigged” http://michellemalkin.com/2010/11/30/senate-passes-new-food-police-bill-roll-call-vote-73-25/

1 posted on 02/27/2011 6:08:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes they support her because the diet is only for the peasants like us, they can eat whatver the hell they want!!!!


2 posted on 02/27/2011 6:11:59 PM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Funny...Christie looks likes he would support desserts.


3 posted on 02/27/2011 6:12:13 PM PST by madmominct
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I’ve struggled with my weight for 30 years,"

Christie's weight is the least of his problems.

4 posted on 02/27/2011 6:15:02 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: USSR Didnt Fall; All

Not that I don’t think public schools should atleast get out of the business of selling bad food to kids...why are two fat or recently fat guys telling me how to live my healthy life? I mean if you have a track star telling me something, maybe I’ll listen.


5 posted on 02/27/2011 6:15:24 PM PST by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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I’ll even go along with Moochelle making nutrition “her issue” and all that...it’s for the children ya know, like Laura Bush’s literacy program. If she wants the schools to serve healthy food, that’s fine too in my view, because that’s public money. Just like it’s fine for Sheriff Joe to serve baloney sandwiches to his prisoners. But schools are run by local school boards, so she can *ask* but not tell.

But get the hell off the backs of adults and the food industry. It’s still (barely) a free country and nobody cares what she thinks.


6 posted on 02/27/2011 6:20:51 PM PST by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If only Michelle Obama was was in charge of their eating habits as children, Christie and Huck would be slender today.
7 posted on 02/27/2011 6:23:57 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: bigbob

Oddly enough, the only person who disses Michelle is the one who is in the very best shape.


8 posted on 02/27/2011 6:25:35 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie is either a complete moron for not recognizing this is another issue of government takeover, or he’s a snake.

As for Huckabee, he’s not a moron. Just very good at hiding his fangs.


9 posted on 02/27/2011 6:26:58 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Relativism is the intellectual death knell of progressive ideology.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh well, if it’s for the children...

now wait a minute,
that’s the oldest play in the book; and they’re falling
for it?

This is the worst kind of a lie.

I wish they would just come out and tell us they think we’re to stupid to manage our own affairs.


10 posted on 02/27/2011 6:27:52 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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It’s really a very basic point about the limits we place on government. Gov. Palin believes that what you eat is your business, parents informing their children. Christie and Huck and Michelle O believe that government knows best and needs to limit your choices because too much freedom is not good for you. Michelle’s program isn’t limited to providing nutrition instruction but also changes what foods are available using regulation and intimidation. If these Republicans don’t believe in individual freedom, what do they believe in?


11 posted on 02/27/2011 6:28:48 PM PST by excopconservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nobody, including Ms. Palin, is disputing that chronic overeating (especially ‘junk’ food) is unhealthy.

But who’s job is it to set things right with kids?

It’s not the Nanny State - it’s personal responsibility. And paraphrasing what Mrs. Bob Dole once said, it doesn’t take a village to bring your kids up, it takes a family, i.e., caring and engaged PARENTS.

How twisted most of our politicans have become.


12 posted on 02/27/2011 6:29:15 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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Two fat guys want to stick up for Madame LaFarge Obama because if they do maybe their extra pounds will disappear magically. Who knows, but Palin versus these three on this topic is a wipeout. Palin by a KO!


13 posted on 02/27/2011 6:34:27 PM PST by ncphinsfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They both have weight issues and are sympathetic to the idea that government should have some role to play in encouraging us to eat healthy and exercise.

This is the problem with these guys. While they are conservative on some issues, and Christie in particular is fantastic taking on the public employee unions, neither of them fundamentally stand for the idea that government should simply mind it’s own business and do ONLY that which can not be done by the private sector. Both believe in somewhat smaller government, but are still essentially statists in many ways and believe government should have a prominent role in our lives.

Huckabee I never cared for, Christie I do like quite a lot - but neither are ideologically particularly suited to be major standard bearers for movement conservatives.


14 posted on 02/27/2011 6:35:26 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: MichaelCorleone
caring and engaged PARENTS.

Geess how about Married ones

15 posted on 02/27/2011 6:37:35 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Again the media is trying to create a rift in the conservative movement that doesn't exist. I don't know of anyone on our side that wouldn't agree it's laudable to encourage kids to eat healthier or for public schools to provide healther options. But it's quite another thing to have it be mandated by the government. I'm sure if Chris Christie was asked about the federal government mandating kids eat certain foods he would not be in support. Huckabee probably wouldn't be either.
16 posted on 02/27/2011 7:02:20 PM PST by ejdrapes (Some on the Right have jumped the shark over Egypt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In a December episode of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” on TLC, Ms. Palin searched her kitchen for the ingredients to make s’mores, saying it was “in honor of Michelle Obama, who said the other day we should not have dessert.”

Sarah has the right idea. The Great Moo's gov dietary regulations should be celebrated with a quart of rich cookie n cream Blue Bell.


17 posted on 02/27/2011 7:02:42 PM PST by mstar (Immediate State Action)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The fat kid down the street is the parents business, none of my business.

Why does Government expend time, and our money minding the fat kid down the streets parents business?

Because they are elitist collectivists that want the subjugates healthy, and productive for the benefit of the collective.

The Leftists were treating us as a collective long before the Obamassault that has us almost a collective today.


18 posted on 02/27/2011 7:14:23 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When it comes to advice about food and healthy diets, I know which one of these 3 people I'd believe.


19 posted on 02/27/2011 7:15:23 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

20 posted on 02/27/2011 7:17:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (All gave some, some gave all.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The classic S’Mores recipe has about 140 calories per serving and even has some fiber. So, even when Sarah’s eating bad, she’s being good.


21 posted on 02/27/2011 7:26:17 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: madmominct

Funny...Christie looks likes he would support desserts.
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He has kept Entenmanns afloat for years.


22 posted on 02/27/2011 8:28:13 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I refuse to have a unelected POS that looks like the back end of a cow tell me how to eat!


23 posted on 02/27/2011 8:28:46 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
FLOTUSMOBILE
24 posted on 02/27/2011 8:30:47 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: o-n-money

One look and who’re you going to listen to on diet—Huck, Chris and Michelle—or Sarah?


25 posted on 02/28/2011 11:05:50 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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