Junk-food journalism in Sunday’s local dailies.
From the Boston Herald:
Chew on Twinkie poll
Now that the election is over, pollsters have a lot more time on their hands to measure America’s barometer for other important topics. Such as the Twinkie.
Rasmussen Reports released a poll last week showing that 57 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Hostess Twinkies.
The endangered cream-filled cake actually polled higher than the brain trust in Washington, D.C.
A Rasmussen Reports poll taken just two days earlier showed 34 percent have a favorable opinion of the federal government.
From the Boston Globe:
Wait, are you really telling me it’s over?
Seriously, it wasn’t supposed to be like this.
I’m a golden white cake in the snack-addicted United States.
I lifted America through the Great Depression.
I built bakeries and factories. I created jobs.
I joined Facebook, darn it.
Polls had me pulling ahead.
They said there was no way a perfectly groomed treat like me could lose.
It’s not my fault that 47 percent of America wants some wheaty lefty cholesterol-freebie.
I earned my success. I did the 100-calorie thing, shed my transfats.
Of course, there were places I could not compromise: high fructose corn syrup.
Did this anger Ohio?
I know how to run a business, to run a country.
And it’s not handing out gifts.
Not even to the workers who make me.
You know who says, “Better days are ahead.”
We’ll see about that.
Yes we will.