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White House Big Block of Cheese Day draws on tradition, 'The West Wing'
White House Big Block of Cheese Day draws on tradition, 'The West Wing'

Top White House officials took questions from the public Wednesday via social media in the second annual Big Block of Cheese Day, described by the Obama administration as being "feta than ever." The online, all-day event drew from the examples of two presidents. One is Andrew Jackson. As the story goes, the seventh president of the United States once invited the public to the White House to eat a 1,400-pound block of cheese and discuss the issues of the day. The other president is Jed Bartlet, the fictional White House resident from the popular TV show "The West Wing." He reintroduced the Jackson cheese-eating story, which in real life catapulted it to popular...

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