March 13, 2009
Nearly 85,000 people have signed an online petition calling for part of the White House lawn to be turned into a vegetable patch.
"The idea is for the Obama family to plant an organic vegetable garden on part of the White House lawn, with the cultivated veggies going to the White House kitchen and any overflow going to feed those in need," Roger Doiron, the man behind the petition, said.
You can read all about the "Victory Garden," here.
Hmmm...I wouldn't count on the overflow going to feed those in need, though. Unless, of course, you consider the ones attending all those White House parties, needy.
Oh, wait...plain old organic veggies may not be good enough, considering the lavish menus featured at those parties, anyway.
"It was a time of war, it was at a time of economic crisis, and it was at a time when Americans were looking to the White House for leadership," he said of the Roosevelt allotment.
Sorry, Mr. Doiron, but I just don't think that plan's going to work, this time.
Posted by Jan at 4:51 PM
To Kim, Donald, Morris, DM, Nancy, Desert Cat, Jack, Linda, who offered encouragement in comments, and to those who sent emails, again, I say thank you so much.
It's a tough battle, and it does get discouraging, but as Yogi Berri supposedly said about staying in the game, and seeing it through to the end: "It ain't over, until it's over."
Now, I can't say for sure that I will stay the course in this game, but for right now, at this moment, I'll give it another try.
Posted by Jan at 3:35 PM