Yesterday, Arnold honored
McDonald’s for its role in fighting Childhood obesity. The beefy guru
of physical fitness made the guru of special sauce a "member of the
Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity Honor Roll," according to the
company. If Arnold thinks Big Macs are the way to fight obesity, then
voters are certainly right to second guess his judgment. It’s very
likely our McGovernor was moved by other motives. Say, for example, the
Restaurant Association fundraiser recently held for him in LA. We will
be on the watch for Super-Sized contributions. But already this week,
the fiscal fitness of Arnold’s campaign chest has compromised his stand
for physical fitness.
Consider Arnold’s signature on SB 281 by Sen. Abel Maldonado, which
seeks to put more fruit and vegetables into school food programs.
ArnoldWatchers tell us that the bill had required "fresh food" in
schools until the Gov forced a September 7th amendment to replace the
word "fresh" with "nutritious." On that same day Arnold reported $150K
from food processing giant San Tomo. Could it be that about a million
bucks from food processors Dole, Nestle, San Tomo and their affiliates
is Arnold’s reason for serving canned peaches rather than California
grown fresh fruit?