(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know…)
*The Parnes-O-Meter is on fire today. Unfortunately. In today’s installment, Politico‘s Amie Parnes inexplicably cushions the blow for FLOTUS, who gets love tapped by ABC GMA host George Stephanopoulos‘s comedian wife, Ali Wentworth. “Who has a garden?” Wentworth asked an audience at a White House mentoring event. The story worsens. Get this, Parnes reports that White House aides were in on the joke. They’ve gotta be in on a joke like that and she has to report that they were in on it? She also reminds us that Obama has an anti-obesity campaign going on. We’re going to die a thousand garden deaths if we have to read this again. Kisses: 8.5.
*Eating With Your Fingers: WaPo‘s Food Critic Tom Seitsema deals with a delicate question today. A reader who dined at Rasika wants to know if it’s always acceptable to eat with ones fingers at an Indian restaurant. Apparently yes, it’s okay but only with your right hand, and only bread for dipping. So forget about diving in to the Chicken Vindaloo or Lamb Tikka Masala without a fork. Lefties can suffer.