Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Whoopie Pie (R) v Blueberry Pie (D)

or lard v vegetable shortening....

It's the Great Whoopie Pie debate in the Maine Legislature.

Republicans proposed and are backing the Whoopie Pie, while Democrats are fighting for the Blueberry Pie. Legislators are arguing about antioxidants in blueberries and lard in Whoopies, obesity, diabetes, saturated fats, and agriculture.  They are debating the language: dessert or sweet treat?

Meanwhile our Republican governor is dismantling art panels depicting the history of labor in Maine. He said the panels make business leaders uncomfortable.

And that's Maine politics today.

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