Another one bites the dust

It's come to this. Not even that most sacred gastrointestinal space, Food Network, is immune from "Hopenchange" fever. Belch.

One would hope that a channel devoted to rice paper spring rolls, how-tos for crown pork roast and a show called "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" wouldn't be tempted to thrust politics into the mix. I can sense my own hypocrisy here: Had Iron Chef featured First Lady Laura Bush, would I be so irked? Of course not. But I sense that the show's decision to go this route is less a matter of "Hey, wouldn't it be cool to have a national figure on?" and more of "Let's bank on the Obama media machine."

I'm guessing it will be a hit, but I do wonder if enough viewers of this more-than-family-friendly station are like our family, which has had more than its fill of seeing the POTUS and FLOTUS on our screens. Like this, for instance.

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