We didn’t know either that there was a “blog of record about White House food initiatives, from policy to pie,” but now that we know, we’re not surprised. As Fox News’ Brit Hume notes, all the other pews in the church of Obama worship are full, so why not?
Unfortunately, we stumble across “Obama Foodorama” at a very sad and sensitive time — it seems that, due to the government shutdown, first lady Michelle Obama’s
stunt garden showcase plot — “usually curated with obsessive precision, a masterpiece of living installation art” — is “filled with unharvested vegetables and weeds, and wildlife running amok.” We were a bit distracted by the vindictive barricading of America’s open-air war memorials and national parks to notice, but the mainstream news outlets have been on top of it.
Among The Shutdown Victims: The White House Kitchen Garden http://t.co/r7JC9olQ3j
— NPR (@NPR) October 15, 2013
The real winners of the shutdown? The White House squirrels. They're feasting on the first lady's garden: http://t.co/GEX1wDELwO
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) October 15, 2013
Squirrels and weeds take over White House garden http://t.co/S1qJGNl8S5
— POLITICO (@politico) October 14, 2013
As shutdown sidelines staff, squirrels relish White House kitchen garden. http://t.co/tQKJnbjdGm
— CNBC (@CNBC) October 15, 2013
Squirrels ravage the First Lady's beloved White House garden during shutdown http://t.co/M4fzM5bLIe
— New York Post (@nypost) October 15, 2013
Couldn’t they just put tiny little squirrel-sized Barrycades around the garden until the full garden staff is back on duty?
@brithume Here's an idea, tell Michelle & the kids to go pick vegetables! That's what my kids do! Maybe Michelle should make her kids #MOVE
— Chris Rohan (@ChicagoJHawk419) October 15, 2013
@brithume @RBPundit surely someone in the whitehouse is able to pick tomatoes and trim herbs
— Kurtis Marsh (@kurtismarsh) October 15, 2013
@brithume @mamawagsx2 I guess Michelle isn't weeding her own garden – who'd thunk it?
— Janie Johnson (@jjauthor) October 15, 2013
@brithume @jjauthor Does the "Shutdown" prohibit Queen Michelle from doing the work in "her" garden herself?
— Chris Winchell (@jcwinchell) October 15, 2013
Apparently it does. A source told Obama Foodorama that “gardeners are not allowed to harvest the crops” under a mandate for minimal maintenance. “Right now, gardeners are allowed just two activities: Watering and removing trash.”
Essential: Watering White House garden.
Non-essential: Weeding it – http://t.co/JYYNnrgPF4 pic.twitter.com/HCk5tMFIax
— David Beard (@dabeard) October 15, 2013
Oh dear. There's no one left to hoe Mrs. Obama's garden. http://t.co/u2BFHbt2DF
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) October 15, 2013
Bwahaha… "Squirrels are like "kids in a candy store, gorging themselves" on tomatoes and peppers…" http://t.co/tKRg7o7naI
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) October 15, 2013
Breaking news: it’s not just squirrels.
Sources reporting a fox in White House garden are "highly reliable and multiple" http://t.co/Rb8wKyfq21
— Suzy Khimm (@SuzyKhimm) October 15, 2013
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