San Francisco Mayor has Temporary Sanity on Happy Meals

Maybe it was the fact that the whole world is laughing derisively at San Francisco.

Maybe it was the fact that the very same week San Francsico supervisors:  voted to fight childhood obesity by banning toys in Happy Meal-style kids meals, a nutrition professor announced that he had lost 27 pounds on a diet of Twinkies and other high-fat snack foods.

With a straight face, one of the body-image obsessed city supervisors had determined there needs to be “food justice” in San Francisco.:  For the children, of course.:  “This is a simple and modest policy that holds fast food accountable,” said Supervisor Eric Mar, who proposed the ban.’


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Maybe it was simply the fact that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has been elected to Lieutenant governor and doesn’t want to be known statewide as the “Mad Hamburger Mayor.”

Maybe it is just a bout of: “temporary” sanity, but the Mayor has vetoed the anti-Happy Meals ordinance.: 

“Parents, not politicians, should decide what their children eat, especially when it comes to spending their own money,” Newsom said, according to CNN.

“Despite its good intentions, I cannot support this unwise and unprecedented governmental intrusion into parental responsibilities and private choices.”

Maybe because Mayor “Gavs” is a dad now himself, he can finally appreciate that hey, wow, REAL adults are quite capable of deciding how and what to feed their kids. ( I won’t mention how many San Francisco supervisors are not married or do not have children of their own.:  Ahem…..)

Andrew Cline is scolding San Francisco from : the far-away New Hampshire Union Leader:

“The Board of Supervisors has enough anti-Happy Meal votes to override a veto by Mayor Gavin Newsom. What it doesn’t have is a lot of sense.”

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