When Sarah Palin dedicated a s’more to Michelle Obama on her most recent episode of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” she was once again raising her disagreement with the so-called Nanny State. CNN reports that Mike Huckabee retorted today that Palin obviously didn’t understand the First Lady’s true intent. Palin has repeatedly expressed her disagreement with Obama’s healthy eating initiative. According to CNN:
“The former vice presidential nominee told conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham last month that “the first lady cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, for their own families in what we should eat.”
Palin also hand-delivered cookies to a Pennsylvania school last month before delivering a speech there, saying: “Who should be deciding what I eat? Should it be government or should it be parents? It should be the parents.”‘
Yes, parents should have the ultimate control over their children’s eating habits. And yes, we love us a s’mores. But parents first have to know how to eat a healthy diet and teach it to their kids; plus, kids consume much of their daily diet away from their parents; and, everyone, including Tracey and I, need to be reminded about moderation. So, enjoy a s’mores. Have two with your kids. But don’t follow that up with hot chocolate unless you are Sarah Palin, and have time to take a long hike in the Alaskan woods.