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Steve Mills

White House Organic Farm?

Posted Thursday, January 8, 2009, at 5:37 PM
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  • I could be wrong on this, but isn't Obama a vegan? If that's correct, then I wouldn't be surprised if there were some sort of organic gardening effort in the works.

    -- Posted by cfrich on Thu, Jan 8, 2009, at 10:28 PM
  • I heard some news clip the other day that Obama had a hamburger recently ... unless it was a veggie burger.

    -- Posted by welkin61 on Fri, Jan 9, 2009, at 6:42 AM
  • If the president does install an organic "victory garden",I hope it isn't removed later.

    President Carter installed solar equipment during his term but it was taken out under President Reagan.

    Not much was said about why that was done so the removal smacked of a deliberate rejection of Carter's support of frugal,green endeavors.

    (Rather as the end of Carter's "dry" White House was put forth as an end to "stuffy,unsophisticated fundamentalism".)

    I'm not sure where those spins came from but I thought they were meant to put both Chief Executives in a bad light.

    Carter was snubbed for being wooly-minded and provincial and Reagan was characterized as snarky,against alternative energy and willing to waste taxpayers' money.

    I'd hope we've matured enough as a culture to promote good ideas even when they're endorsed by someone whose views don't match our own.

    We're past the point where any one group can be granted an exclusive on morality,resourcefulness or any other virtue.

    An "Organic Obama" can be discussed as if he were some sort of hippie retread or he can be praised for taking the lead in supporting a healthful,practical lifestyle.

    I'd hope we can look at the subjects and not just the public figures who endorse them and I hope our leaders of all stripes can be judged by their character and conduct instead of any partisan politics.

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Sat, Jan 10, 2009, at 7:28 AM
  • I have not heard that Mr. Obama has agreed to this yet. I think it would be a good idea, but....we can only wait and see.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jan 11, 2009, at 8:54 AM
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