Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Who's the snob now?

So the latest story is that Barack Obama is a snob for talking about arugula and Whole Foods in Iowa.

He was speaking to arugula farmers.

More than that, is the idea supposed to be that Iowa grows nothing but corn, and that Iowans would view anything else as alien and something to be despised?

Oh, and Starbucks' website lists 20 locations in Iowa. Believe it or not, the mass-consumption retailers of urban comforts are large, expanding corporations who try to fill every possible market. So while their website lists no Whole Foods location in Iowa for now, they do list some in Kentucky and at least one planned for Idaho. So give me a fucking break.

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