The Mayor wants us all to be health-conscious, so much so that he instituted a ban on trans-fats in New York City. He pissed off plenty of bakers and anti-health nuts in that campaign and now, against our will, we might live a little longer thanks to healthier hearts. You would think that Bloomie might follow his own advice, but then you'd be wrong.
After gaining national media attention for spearheading an almost total ban on trans fats in city restaurants starting last July, Bloomberg was photographed in this month's issue of Wired magazine munching on those very same dangerous fats.
The photo, which accompanies a short Q&A about technology and politics, features Bloomberg at his City Hall desk, looking thoughtful and serious. Meanwhile, his right hand is seen almost absent-mindedly pulling a Cheez-It out of a single-serving bag of the crackers.
The reader can only assume that the baked snack cracker is headed for the mayor's mouth, and along with it some of the half-gram of trans fat found in every serving of Cheez-Its.
I've got nothing against Cheez-Its, once in a while that fatty yet crisp cracker is a great little treat. Apparently Bloomberg is a fan too, and thats all good, but don't try to tell the rest of the city how to eat unless you are ready to swallow the deal yourself.