I’m posting the link to my NMI column late, since I was traveling back to New Mexico today, and it wasn’t up yet before I left for the airport.
Since I was in vacation mode, I had no idea what to write for NMI this week. I had been trolling the internet for something other than Professor Gates, Sarah Palin and Obama’s birth certificate (ye gods, not going there for all the tea in China, thanks all the same) when lo and behold, I found this little gem right in my own New Mexican back yard (front page, actually). So thanks to my very own senator, Jeff Bingaman, I had my column.
Senator Bingaman wants Uncle Sam to help us all get thin and healthy, and I while think it would be wonderful if his plan could actually succeed, I think that’s about as likely as me saying no to a green chile burger from El Parasol.
Don’t get me wrong — Bingaman’s right. Americans are too fat. A lot of us need to lose weight. I mean really need to lose weight. But I just don’t see more federal bureaucracy prying people off the couch and onto the treadmill.
Speaking of green chile burgers, I’d love one right now, because I’ve been in North Carolina for a week and they don’t make them there. I had to settle for ribs, hush puppies and sweet tea instead. I’ll be pretty bummed when Congress finally bans that sort of thing so we can all be thin and healthy.