By Matthew Yglesias
The Daily Beast has the hot excerpts from Sarah Palin’s new book:
If any vegans came over for dinner, I could whip them up a salad, then explain my philosophy on being a carnivore: If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat? I love meat. I eat pork chops, thick bacon burgers, and the seared fatty edges of a medium-well-done steak. But I especially love moose and caribou. I always remind people from outside our state that there’s plenty of room for all Alaska’s animals—right next to the mashed potatoes.
I’ll let Ezra and other food moralists mull the merits of this sophomoric vegetarian-mocking. But nobody who purports to love meat should be eating a medium-well steak. And that’s doubly true if you’re talking about a super-lean meat like moose or caribou.