Thursday, August 03, 2006

AlterNet: Blogs: PEEK: Bye bye, Freedom Fries

AlterNet: Blogs: PEEK: Bye bye, Freedom Fries

Bye bye, Freedom Fries

By Lindsay Beyerstein
Posted on August 3, 2006, Printed on August 3, 2006

At the Congressional cafeteria, the taste treats formerly known as "freedom fries" and "freedom toast" have been discreetly reassigned their more familiar names:

Three years after House Republicans trumpeted the new names to get back at the French for snubbing the coalition of the willing in Iraq, congressmen don't even want to talk about french fries, which are actually native to Belgium, and toast.

Neither Reps. Bob Ney of Ohio nor Walter B. Jones of North Carolina, the authors of the culinary rebuke, were willing this week to say who led the retreat, as it were, from the frying pan. But retreat there has been, as a casual observer can see for himself in the House's basement cafeterias. [Washington Times]

So, will the condoms in the Congressional vending machines be known once again as "French ticklers"?

Hat tip to Think Progress.

[Think Progress]

Lindsay Beyerstein a New York writer blogging at Majikthise.

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