Cookies and Corporations and Crazy Libertarians
This is a bit old, but apparently every year the wives of the presidential candidates have a cookie recipe contest. Uh, right. The recipes are here:
The Boston Globe said Bush's recipe, with seven cups of nuts and berries and stuff, becomes unwieldy, and that eight dozen cookies is a bit much (cut it in half, perhaps?). They also say that after all the ingredients are added, the final cookie ends up tasting only like the chocolate chunks. (So..?)
Kerry's recipe -- with pumpkin and nutmeg and stuff -- is labeled a bold move, as it is clearly more of a fall kind of a recipe, and though the election is in the fall, it's summer now, and voters in whatever magazine's poll are voting now. They also say that going for a cookie without any chocolate is dangerously bucking the trend.
The Globe says that each year so far the winning cookie has led to the winning ticket, starting with the first contest in 1992..
MoveOn PAC sent an email today soliciting donations for their newest TV ad. The freeze-frame they give shows a picture of Bush, labeled "The Corporations' Choice", followed by a picture of Kerry, labeled "The People's Choice".
Uh, right. Oh MoveOn, you are showing your true colors, and they're rather dissapointing.
One could defend them saying that it's in fact true that the vast majority of large American corporations have given more to the Republicans than to the Democrats, and in terms of direct donations to the candidate from employees it's generally higher for Bush. But that in fact makes *both* candidates the choice of the corporations.
Lastly: We've all heard about those crazy libertarians who want to take over New Hampshire, right? Globe columnist Alex Beam has the gripping story:
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