Thursday, August 13, 2009

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue -
Home of The Whopper

I could honest to God care less how much she weighs. Seriously... I really don't care.

But don't give me this crap about her "ongoing efforts to promote balanced diets and active lifestyle choices" and "she will continue to promote healthy eating and exercise."

Bullshit. As they say Down South - that girl's got more ass than a mule farm.

But in all fairness, I would say that she does promote a balanced diet and an active lifestyle... that is if you define "balanced" as a super-sized BK Triple Stacker Combo Meal in each hand, and "an active lifestyle" as ripping through the Golden Corral buffet line like a Panzer Division through France.

Here's some of the article from The Washington Times; (Emphasis mine)

Obama's surgeon general nominee advises Burger King

President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, whose job it is to help encourage Americans to get thinner and healthier, has been working part time as a scientific adviser to the fast-food giant that sells sandwiches like the Whopper and BK Triple Stacker.

Dr. Regina Benjamin, hailed by Mr. Obama for her efforts in running a health clinic in hurricane-ravaged rural Alabama, has been paid $10,000 since last year for serving on a scientific advisory board for Burger King, according to newly filed public financial disclosures.

The documents do not specify the scientific issues on which Dr. Benjamin advised the fast-food company, and her medical office in Bayou La Batre, Ala., declined a request for an interview. Burger King officials said Dr. Benjamin served on the company's nutritional advisory panel, formed last summer as part of "ongoing efforts to promote balanced diets and active lifestyle choices."

Vicki Rivas-Vazquez, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services, said... "as the nation's leading spokesperson on public health, she will continue to promote healthy eating and exercise".

Still, the existence of a financial relationship between a big fast-food company and a surgeon general nominee troubles Dr. Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University and author of "What to Eat."

"Fast-food companies are not public health agencies; their job is to sell fast food - and the more, the better," Dr. Nestle said. "For me, this would represent an impossible conflict of interest.


Blogger Heather said...

And Dr. Nestle has the right to complain?

9:05 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

*evil grin* I don't think this guy is related to the more famous Nestle family.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Do you think she can get me a discount on some of those fat burgers? Hmmmmmmh . . . delicious!

9:36 PM  

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