Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Steps In As Guest Chef At The Iowa State Fair
After President Obama’s oh-so-disastrous visit to the Iowa State Fair, which cost poor barkeep Mike Cunningham tens of thousands of beer dollars, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stopped by on Thursday to stand in as Fair Guest Chef-Slash-Grill Master. Because every cabinet needs one of those. The former two-term governor of Iowa flipped burgers while sporting an apron emblazoned with the words “Pork: Be Inspired.” How could we not be?
Of course, the apron was a nod to the USDA’s recent ahead-of-schedule purchase of $100 million worth of pork from American farmers in a small effort to bail them out of their drought-related production crisis. Iowa raises a whopping 28% of our happy porks, although only 20 people showed up to listen to the Secretary speak about Obama’s support of agriculture.
But we’re sure his burgers were perfectly done.