Opinion: Thanksgiving dinner the healthy Obama way


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Thanksgiving at the Obama White House today.

Too many appetizers to bother listing.

Kick-off the main event with:


And then some Ham

And a choice of :

Cornbread Stuffing or

Oyster Stuffing

Or WTH have both.

Then some Greens naturally.

And, of course, Sweet Potatoes.

And it would be anti-American not to have Mashed Potatoes.

And don’t forget the Green Bean Casserole.

Oh, and a mountain of Macaroni and Cheese too.

And, to be polite, unlimited Dinner Rolls.

Now the good parts:


Since First Lady Michelle Obama has OKd pies for ordinary Americans to consume this day and since, let’s be honest, she’s not doing the baking and neither is her Mom and he’s sure not doing the dishes, order up a slab of all six pies (6, as in VI):

Apple Pie (Michigan’s a battleground state, you know) and

Pumpkin Pie (it’s patriotic) and

Banana Cream Pie to cleanse the palate for

Cherry Pie and

Huckleberry Pie and

The Main Man’s Fave: Sweet Potato Pie.

Coma to come.

(UPDATE: Friday 12 p.m.: Working off part of this feast, Obama was playing basketball with friends Friday and caught a former friend’s elbow in his mouth. 12 stitiches on the upper lip. No salt in tonight’s popcorn.)


-- Andrew Malcolm

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