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The Obesity Battle & the Nanny State

The latest round in the culture wars is a food fight -- literally. It is also a battle in which the political lines are not easily defined.

Unsurprisingly, Sarah Palin leads the fray. In a radio talk show appearance in November, the former vice presidential candidate derided Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative against childhood obesity ("the anti-obesity thing she is on") as practically un-American: "What she is telling us is she cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, for their own families in what we should eat." This was not just a passing swipe: earlier that month, on a visit to a private school in Pennsylvania, Palin assailed the state's planned school nutrition guidelines that would encourage healthier snacks and suggest consolidating classroom birthday parties to one a month; she brought a batch of 200 cookies in protest against "a nanny state run am

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Added: Dec-13-2010 Occurred On: Dec-13-2010
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Tags: OBESITY, sarah palin, Michelle Obama, food nazi, fat, nanny state, put down the cheeze burger you lazy fat fuck
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