Does a guy who worries about the price of arugula … really want to have a debate about who’s in touch with regular Americans?What the hell? I'm a serious arugula eater myself, and the price really is cheaper than most junk food.
But there's a little language angle: As one Wonkette commenter pointed out, Obama should use the name of the plant that's used in many other English-speaking countries: rocket. You can't accuse somebody of being elitist for eating rocket, for crying out loud.
PS: Idle political question: Will Obama hold the veep announcement if this story gets going, to let McCain bleed before he takes attention away from it?
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