The Gustatory Party

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: May 19, 2008 10:48 PM
What is it with Democrats and food?  First, we learn that in Barack Obama's America, we may not be able to eat as much as we want.

Now, the Denver Post reports that the Denver host committee for the 2008 Democratic National Convention is being as finicky as, well, the legendarily picky Morris the cat.  Here are the specs:

Fried foods are forbidden at the committee's 22 or so events, as is liquid served in individual plastic containers. Plates must be reusable, like china, recyclable or compostable. The food should be local, organic or both.

And caterers must provide foods in "at least three of the following five colors: red, green, yellow, blue/purple, and white," garnishes not included.

Hm.  How 'bout some Twizzlers, Twinkies and a little Grape Crush to wash it all down?  You got 4 outta 5 right there!  Need even more color?  Add a touch of orange with Cheetos -- baked, of course.   It's all about being healthy, after all.

Really. With all that's going on, this kind of stuff is what they're concerned about?