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Mrs. Obama’s Mother’s Broccoli Was Mushy: Do We Care?

broccoli.jpg First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign is getting such a big fat (unavoidable pun) burst of ink these days that it’s dangerously becoming comparative press wise to Bo the dog and the Salahis — some people are really tiring of hearing about it. (I admit to writing on all of the above subjects.)

Over the weekend there was yet another story on the First Lady’s anti-obesity campaign. In a story by Chicago Sun Times D.C. Bureau Chief and Politics Daily Columnist Lynn Sweet, she includes this critique from Obama on her mother’s broccoli:

FOOTNOTE: Mrs. Obama dished on how her mother, Marian Robinson, prepared broccoli when she was a kid.

“Let me tell you something. My mother didn’t know how to cook broccoli,” Mrs. Obama said. “It was watery and mushy, and that’s what we thought broccoli was. We thought you could eat it with a spoon and cut it with a knife. And I know a lot of parents out there cooking broccoli like that. It makes it hard to like broccoli if that’s how you’re cooking it.”

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