Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Gut Check's Ten Snacks to Pair With Democratic Convention Coverage

Posted By on Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 8:00 AM

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Last week, Gut Check offered up a list of ten snacks to pair with Republican National Convention coverage. Of course, the fun doesn't stop there. On Tuesday, September 4, the Democratic National Convention kicked off in Charlotte, North Carolina, prompting Gut Check to brainstorm another set of themed snacks for the occasion. Never say we're not fair and balanced here, people.

Beef Jerky Maybe it's irrelevant that Clint Eastwood's RNC speech channeled Abbot and Costello Meet the Invisible Man. Maybe it's not. We're not doctors; we're not comedians. Maybe one man's schtick is another's senility. What we do know is that, at least in movies (and sometimes in real life), Clint Eastwood is a crazy gun-wielding badass. And no snack food better embodies a leathery hard-ass like a strip of beef jerky. In honor of Eastwood's speech, Gut Check will be gnawing on jerky every time an occurrence at the DNC leaves us confused, worried or chuckling -- ideally all at once.

French Fries, Michelle Obama's Guilty Pleasure Food In an interview earlier this year, First Lady Michelle Obama said French fries were one of her favorite guilty pleasure foods. Though she was quick to note, "It's all about balance and moderation," Gut Check's approach to food is markedly less restrained. Michelle has worked tirelessly to promote the benefits of healthy eating and fitness, and that's great, for other people. For Gut Check, though, it's all about the guilty pleasures -- we are watching the DNC, after all.

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