Perhaps this was inevitable, but John Tierney's column in Sunday's New York Times pondered, among other things, food superlatives for President George W. Bush and the presumptive Democratic nominee, John F. Kerry.
Under the headline "Shopping For A President," Mr. Tierney opens with a scintillating interrogative: "If George W. Bush were a food, what would he be, and what kind of shoppers would be putting him in their carts?" The answer, at least the one according to experimental psychologist Howard Moskowitz, caught Slice a bit off guard.
"Bush reminds me of pizza: variations on a theme," Mr. Moskowitz said. "Someone who will eat one kind of frozen pizza will eat most other kinds."
Since we at Slice have labored many hours pontificating on the poetry of pizzawhich we view as a peaceful coalition uniting delicate yet piquant flavorsthe first sentence left our editorial board a little mystified. But the second part mollifies us somewhat. After all, frozen pizza comprises fake ingredients presented as authentic ones.
But Mr. Bush can yet prove otherwise. In less than three months, he will lead the Republican Party in its occupation of New York. The Slice staff would welcome any attempt he and his coalition made at defeating the frozen- and chain-pizza hegemons by patronizing one of Gotham's many fine pizza establishments. We even promise fair and balanced coverage of any such event.
This got us to thinking about what other foods we would include in our political shopping cart. Former President Bill Clinton would probably be bubble gum. Check, please!
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