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Broccoli IS a conservative political bogeyman!

This exposé from yesterday’s New York Times goes into the longish history of how conservatives started waving broccoli stalks at any issue they don’t like…

Just as I suspected when Justice Antonin Scalia started spouting broccoli-tinged party-line nonsense this March, the Republicans really DID originally decide to blame broccoli based on George Herbert Walker Bush’s stated hatred of an innocent green. Yeesh! You can’t make this stuff up. And I was really, really trying to!

2 Responses

  1. Wow. We can’t even make up conspiracy theories now.

    It does make work easier for Jon Stewart, I guess.

    • It’s too easy to forget that he’s a comedian first and a news commentator second–why anyone ever elevated the Saturday Night Live formula to news status I’ll never know.

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