Thursday, April 08, 2010

Fatty Deposits Clogging Intellect

In what we view as priceless commentary, Daily Politics has this shout out from Mike Bloomberg to state health commissioner Daines: "Bloomberg praised Daines this morning, saying he recently called the health commissioner to "congratulate" him after he was the subject of a Times profile... "He pointed out that where his kids live there’s skim milk and diet cokes and not billboards pushing soft drinks and yet you go 20 blocks and the obesity…One-third of our kids in school are overweight and obese. It’s the single significant public health issue in the country that’s getting worse everything else is getting better."

Well, Mike and Daines are from the same neighborhood and, as they say, birds of a feather do flock together. But the fact that the mayor singled out the exact quote that we had highlighted to indicate just how out of touch the commissioner was, is priceless-a clear signal of the elitist zip code that these guys are issuing all of their health dicta from.