OMG! OMG! Did you know that Michelle Obama was caught red-handed handling some red meat?
Well, the Washington Post wants you to know that one of their reporters spied the First Lady ordering a 1,700-calorie "whopper of a meal" at a D.C. area Shake Shack.
Who cares, you ask? Well, naturally, it is a matter of utmost national importance.
A Washington Post journalist on the scene confirmed the first lady, who’s made a cause out of child nutrition, ordered a ShackBurger, fries, chocolate shake and a Diet Coke while the street and sidewalk in front of the usually-packed Shake Shack were closed by security during her visit.
Yep. You see, if you are concerned about childhood obesity and you are ever seen eating anywhere other than a salad bar, well, you must be a big hypocrite.
Atlantic blogger Ta-Nehisi Coates calls the Post story "the dumbest story ever written in all of human history."
It's gotta be at least in the top 10.
The Post apparently thinks that it is worth a story if someone who is concerned about obesity is seen eating anything fattening. So Mrs. Obama might want to avoid eating a Hershey's bar in public or she might end up on Page 1.
What the dumbasses who did the story don't quite understand is that it is OK to eat things that are fattening -- as long as you do it in moderation.
It's OK to indulge now and then and eat a Big Mac or to order the linguine with alfredo sauce as long as you aren't doing it over and over again. It's OK to put butter on your roll as long as you don't eat half the stick.
A burger and fries now and then isn't going to make anyone obese.
p.s. H/T to Andrew Sullivan