August 03, 2007

Does No One in Iowa Eat Arugula?

I rather doubt that.

Come on: You've got to give Obama credit for trying. Remember the milk thing? As I recall, it was George Bush Sr. that got caught in that particular trap, which led to that leitmotif some years later in The West Wing wherein the President and his aides kept trying to find someone who worked in the White House and knew the price of milk. Once the information was located, a memo was send 'round.

What bothers me is that it's hard to find the blends of prepackaged salad mix that have arugula and/or mustard greens already in 'em (e.g., the "Portofino" blend by Ready Pac). So one either has to get a whole bag or arugula (and risk that some will go to waste), or live without spicy greens in one's salad.

So give the kid a break, okay?

Of course, had I been stumping in Iowa, I might have stuck with the price of corn. A safer bet—and still delicious.

Posted by Attila Girl at August 3, 2007 01:15 PM | TrackBack

Of course in Iowa, he would have to say the price of corn is too low--risking alienating those in the rest of the nation that do not grow corn. Come to think about it, why is he talking about high food prices in an agricultural State?

He should just stick to talking about the 10,000 dead in that Kansas tornado(May 2007. Actual death toll 12). And keep on talking tough about sending US troops into countries where they aren't deployed currently. Or into different civil wars. Etc.

Ready Pac has some other arugula blends, too--

Florentine Spinach Blend - tender baby spinach tossed with the slightly spicy zest of baby arugula

Zesty Baby Greens - a full-bodied blend featuring zesty baby mustard greens, arugula, baby spinach and baby lettuces

Posted by: Darrell at August 3, 2007 09:39 PM

Yes--but they are even harder to find in my local Ralph's than the Portofino blend. All I want is the perfect salad, when I want it, and how I want it!

Is that so freakin' difficult?

"Maybe I'm just 2 demanding;
Maybe I'm just like my father--2 bold . . ."

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 4, 2007 12:53 AM

ATTILA GIRL being too demanding, too bold? Hmmm...the name of the blog is "Little Miss Attila". I am shocked, SHOCKED I say.

Posted by: RWB at August 4, 2007 03:46 AM

Inventory time. The name of the blog is "Little Miss Attila". Wants perfect salad when she wants ia and how she wants it. Has a life long history of leaving no opinion unexpressed. "Maybe I'm just 2 demanding". I am shocked that such shy and demure wall flower would say such a thing. ///

Posted by: RWB at August 4, 2007 04:17 AM

Note to the Blog Princess. The ATTILA girl post was partially swallowed during the posting. It gave a message about it the site being under a spam attack. I thought that post was gone. I resubmitted one a later, and when I came to check for a reply, there is the partial posting. Weird.

Posted by: RWB at August 4, 2007 09:53 AM

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