By Spencer Ackerman
Constance at Unattributable, writing about Barack Obama’s fondness for apples, brings historical perspective:
Reagan guzzled jelly beans by the jar. HW Bush possessed an unholy fondness for pork bellies. W Bush liked his pretzels and popcorn. Bubba Clinton liked everything.
Clearly Bush 43 was right. There’s something immature about a jellybean addiction and undisciplined about consuming whatever’s in front of you. Pork as a snack is intriguing but ultimately off-putting. But salted treats? Wonderfully filling and comforting. My office keeps a massive pretzel jar and, not uncoincidentally, maintains motivated and satisfied newsgatherers. The verdict of history is already reflecting well on Bush.