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Tea Party destroys Michelle Obama’s garden

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It was bad enough when those teabagging Republican terrorists killed the First Lady’s Twitter account. Now they’ve taken her lovely garden hostage!


In the famous White House kitchen garden, tomatoes are rotting on the vine. Herbs have gone to seed. And the sweet potatoes – a favorite of President Barack Obama – have become worm food.

It’s another impact of the government shutdown, one that only the fox and the many squirrels that live on the White House grounds could love…

“Due to the shutdown, garden maintenance has been reduced considerably and only being watered as needed,” a White House official confirmed, speaking on background.

That’s right: Obama can barricade war memorials and kick people out of national parks, but he can’t tend his own garden. Who needs metaphors?

This news is courtesy of Eddie Gehman Kohan at Obama Foodarama, “the blog of record about White House food initiatives, from policy to pie.” She writes:

The first government shutdown in seventeen years has had a dramatic impact on First Lady Michelle Obama’s world-famous Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn, currently bursting with more than thirty kinds of vegetables, including Presidential pumpkins awaiting harvest just in time for Halloween.

In the eleven days since the shutdown began on Oct. 1, the pounds and pounds of ripe organic bounty have gone to waste. The vegetables filling the 1,500 square-foot plot are now rotting away on the vines and in the boxed beds, thanks to the mandate for “minimal maintenance” placed on the skeletal crew of National Park Service gardeners who remain on duty at 1600 Penn.

Witness the dire results of this Republican tyranny:


Apparently, chasing away squirrels is a non-essential government job.

Happy now, you disgusting wingnuts? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: This is why we can’t have nice utopias.