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January 11, 2008

Nanny-Stater Michael Bloomberg Munches Forbidden Trans Fats

Posted by Dave Blount at January 11, 2008 8:47 AM

No Mike! Say it's not so!

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.
The mayor's food choice directly counters the guidance of his own Department of Health, which specifies on its Web site that "there is no safe level of artificial trans fat consumption."

But of course, it's only us little people who need to be told what to eat. The Mayor of New York can eat what he pleases. Besides, those stents he had inserted in his coronary artery in 2000 will surely keep him safe from the heart attacks trans fats allegedly cause.

What's that you're munching, Bloomie? Via Wired Magazine.

On a tip from Wiggins.