Rush knows the ‘chicken nugget’ story is crazy

Rush Limbaugh‘s national radio audience had a chance this afternoon to hear the results of Sara Burrows’ reporting:

RUSH: This is from Rayford [sic], North Carolina. Carolina Journal. I’m gonna read it to you exactly as it printed out here. “A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious. The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day.”

Again, let me read this to you again: “The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day.” There are federal agents inspecting lunch boxes? See, I don’t have kids. You heard of this? You heard of this, Snerdley? I know you don’t have kids that you know of, either. I’ve not heard of federal agents inspecting lunch boxes. And furthermore I’ve not heard of agents declaring that what’s in them is not nutritious enough and throwing them out and substituting three chicken nuggets. …

… Do you believe this? I do! The food Nazis — and, by the way, this is Michelle (My Belle)’s program: No Child’s Behind Left Alone. Folks, what is going on here? Do you know what frightens me? This has probably going on and has been good guy a lot longer than I know because I don’t have children. I wonder: How many people, how many parents are acquiescing to this?

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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