Via mark f, who always manages to make me click and immediately regret it, comes this odd tidbit, wherein Powerline’s Steven Hayward creepily stalks and photographs Jesse Jackson. And what does this Seal Team 6*-like recon get him? Confirmation that Jesse Jackson behaves exactly as one might expect Jesse Jackson to behave.
When the Rev. Jesse Jackson sat down in the row just ahead of me on yesterday’s connecting flight from Chicago to Las Vegas (where I am today), what does he read? Why, the editorial page of the New York Times, of course.
No. Fucking. Way. A black liberal activist reads The New York Times? Hang on, let me alert The New York Times.
But at least Jesse’s choice in cuisine is reassuring. Here’s his bag dinner, brought on board in preference to the first class meal United was offering (which wasn’t bad, by the way). Now, what would fast-food deploring liberals say?
Well, I can’t speak for all fast food-deploring liberals. Nor can I confirm that all liberals, to a person, deplore fast food. But I can tell you what this fast food-deploring liberal thinks. I think that even fast food-deploring liberals often eat complete shit when they’re “on the road,” as it were. It’s unfortunate but a sad fact that often your choices for healthy cuisine while traveling are often close to nil, unless you pack your own food, which, DUH, a liberal is not going to do, because we’re all so goddamn lazy.
Granted, I’m betting a first class meal would be more healthful than Mickey D’s, but I don’t know if it would be any more tasty. Furthermore, I don’t necessarily object to fast food existing; I’d just prefer that people eat it infrequently. Since I don’t often stalk and photograph Jesse Jackson, I’m not familiar with his normal eating habits, and so I’d feel silly admonishing him for this single incident.
*Full disclosure: I have no idea if Seal teams do reconnaissance work.