Let Them Eat Arugula (Updated)

Clarice Feldman
Like a child who wandered into an adult cocktail party and tried to seem precocious by mouthing clichés he doesn't really understand, Obama once again made a fool of himself as he did during the campaign  when he told his rich backers in San Francisco about those bitter clingers to their religion and guns .

Thursday he reprised Marie Antoinette's charming dairy where cosseted in unimaginable luxury she could pretend with the connivance of her well-heeled friends to be a milkmaid:
Obama wants to set up White House farmers market

President Obama said on Thursday that he and the First Lady are looking into setting up a farmers market just outside the White House, which might sell food from the White House garden or from local farmers.  The president said it could give the city of Washington, D.C., "more access to good, fresh food, but it also is this enormous potential revenue-maker for local farmers in the area."

Obama mentioned the idea while answering a citizen question at a health-care forum;

For the record, Washington D.C. has many outlets selling good fresh food , including numerous well-attended farmers' markets selling locally grown produce .The President might have known this if he hadn't spent most of his feckless tenure jetting about the world apologizing for the "sins" of his country.

Update - Emily Greenwood writes:

Never mind the farmers' market.  Worried about Obamanomics?  Think root vegetables, especially potatoes, the refuge of impoverished Irish, Russians, and Peruvians through the ages.


Potatoes are easy to grow, especially in sandy soil.  A backyard row of potatoes 100 feet long can yield from 150 to 300 pounds of potatoes in just one harvest!  Potatoes are rich in protein, vitamins, and fiber and provide almost a complete diet especially when combined with dairy products.


Northerners need to wait until spring to plant, but can work on preparing the soil now.   Southerners can plant in the fall--potatoes just need three or four months of warm, frost-free temperatures.


 

Don't have a backyard?  Grow potatoes in a garbage can!   Itsallgouda, a homeschooling mom, has a great illustrated how-to on her blog.

Like a child who wandered into an adult cocktail party and tried to seem precocious by mouthing clichés he doesn't really understand, Obama once again made a fool of himself as he did during the campaign  when he told his rich backers in San Francisco about those bitter clingers to their religion and guns .

Thursday he reprised Marie Antoinette's charming dairy where cosseted in unimaginable luxury she could pretend with the connivance of her well-heeled friends to be a milkmaid:
Obama wants to set up White House farmers market

President Obama said on Thursday that he and the First Lady are looking into setting up a farmers market just outside the White House, which might sell food from the White House garden or from local farmers.  The president said it could give the city of Washington, D.C., "more access to good, fresh food, but it also is this enormous potential revenue-maker for local farmers in the area."

Obama mentioned the idea while answering a citizen question at a health-care forum;

For the record, Washington D.C. has many outlets selling good fresh food , including numerous well-attended farmers' markets selling locally grown produce .The President might have known this if he hadn't spent most of his feckless tenure jetting about the world apologizing for the "sins" of his country.

Update - Emily Greenwood writes:

Never mind the farmers' market.  Worried about Obamanomics?  Think root vegetables, especially potatoes, the refuge of impoverished Irish, Russians, and Peruvians through the ages.


Potatoes are easy to grow, especially in sandy soil.  A backyard row of potatoes 100 feet long can yield from 150 to 300 pounds of potatoes in just one harvest!  Potatoes are rich in protein, vitamins, and fiber and provide almost a complete diet especially when combined with dairy products.


Northerners need to wait until spring to plant, but can work on preparing the soil now.   Southerners can plant in the fall--potatoes just need three or four months of warm, frost-free temperatures.


 

Don't have a backyard?  Grow potatoes in a garbage can!   Itsallgouda, a homeschooling mom, has a great illustrated how-to on her blog.