Wednesday, January 27, 2010
President Ford liked scrambled eggs. He also liked English muffins. He even made his own English muffins while he was President and living at the White House. Another Republican, William F. Buckley, Jr., was fond of peanut butter. On occasion, he would have peanut butter on an English muffin. The first President Bush was rumored to enjoy pork rinds -- although many observers find it difficult to credit that the patrician statesman, born in New England, could have had a hankering for a snack so seemingly Southwestern and proletarian. We do know that President Bush did not like broccoli. His successor, President Clinton, claimed not to be turned off by the vegetable. However, it strains belief that a man of such hearty appetites could be satisfied with such a non-epicurean but salutary foodstuff. Senator-elect Scott Brown has a hamburger named for him at a venerable Harvard Square burger joint. The burger contains generous quantities of bacon. Does President Obama like bacon?