If there’s one piece of information that I can comfortably state as being well accepted it’s that Liberals believe they know what’s good for us.  They know better than you or I how we should live our lives, from where we spend every penny, to what we put in our mouths, our lungs, etc., etc.

We Americans aren’t known for our healthy eating habits.  We eat too much fried food.  We get too much salt in our diets.  We consume more sugar per capita than any country in the world.  And we’re fat.  But for some strange reason, we outlive, on average, the rest of the world.  Well, it’s not that strange of a reason.  It’s because our health care system is the best in the world and despite our poor eating habits, that health care system is able to repair much of our poor habits.  Whether that health care system will continue to overcome our eating habits has a lot to do with the Supreme Court.  But that’s another post.

Many First Ladies pick a particular issue as “their” issue.  Betty Ford’s was Breast Cancer.  Nancy Reagan’s was drug use…Just Say No!  Laura Bush’s was Literacy.  And Michelle Obama’s is childhood obesity.

Yeah, the kids are a lot fatter than they used to be.  So much for the Presidential Physical Fitness endeavor I grew up with.  Now we’ve got the First Lady pimping the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables.  And she’s poo-pooing fast food and sugar-laden treats.  Sounds like an admirable goal.  Only one issue.  She forgot to start her healthy agenda at home.

If you were lucky enough to get an invite to the Whitehouse to watch the Superbowl (mine must’ve gotten lost in the mail) you would be treated to bratwurst, kielbasa, cheeseburgers, deep-dish pizza and Buffalo wings with sides of German potato salad, twice-baked potatoes and assorted chips and dips.  At half-time you’re invite to join the President on the veranda for some Yuengling Lager or Hinterland Pale Ale with a Lucky Strike (that’s a cigarette for you young-ens.)

Here’s a clue to those who’d prefer to preach to us on how we live our lives: start at home.  Put down the smokes Mr. President.  Serve platters of celery sticks and carrots with low-fat ranch dressing.  Drop the sausage and pretty much everything else you’ve got on the menu.  Or eat how you damn well please, but keep the your hands, regulations and holier-then-thou attitudes the hell off my plate!

As Sammy Davis Jr. sang in the theme to my favorite TV show from the 1970’s, “Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time!”  As President Clinton now knows all too well, those trips to the fast food restaurant can lead to some pretty unpleasant medical issues.  But that’s our choice.  We make our own choices and we accept the responsibility.  We don’t need the government choosing for us.