What Does Glenn Beck Eat? Nuts.
Conservatives eat PB&J, pizza, and mac 'n' cheese for lunch. Liberals eat Thai and Indian cuisines. For dinner, conservatives chow down on fried chicken, meat loaf and steak; liberals go for green curries, Ethiopian food, and veggie burgers.
Conservatives like McDonald's fries. Liberals like frites. Cheese-eating conservatives jones for Velveeta. Liberal cheese mavens gotta have their Brie. Thirty-six percent of conservatives don't drink wine; only 26 percent of liberals abstain. And, yes, when it comes to greens, conservatives prefer iceberg lettuce; liberals opt for arugula.
Those are some of the results of a recent survey by hunch.com, a website started
by Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake. In general, it confirms all the stereotypes about conservatives versus liberals, at least in regard to food and dining. Conservative tastes are more traditional and blue-collar, tending toward homey dishes, comfort food, meat, and mainstream "ethnic" cuisine like Italian. Liberals are more adventurous eaters, more into Southeast Asian and fusion fare, prefer fruits and veggies to fast food, and buy more "upscale" food products.You can see the whole survey here.
Now, all this got Charlie thinking. If indeed we are what we vote, what might be the favorite foods of some of our most notable conservatives and liberals. After noodling over a wedge of Brie, arugula salad, and a glass of California Chardonnay, he came up with the following:
Glenn Beck: Nuts
Joe Biden: Foot
Stephen Colbert: Ham on wry
Charlie Crist: Eggs over easy
Lou Dobbs: Hot dog
Timothy Geithner: Ris de veau a la financiere
Rush Limbaugh: Small children
John McCain: Toast
Barack Obama: Cream of wheat
Keith Olbermann: Shark fin soup
Bill O'Reilly: Toad in the hole
Sarah Palin: Mooseburgers
Jon Stewart: Blue cheese