Conservatives are Fat, Fat, Fatties Eick August 28, 2007 Health, News 12 Comments At least that’s one thing I surmised from the new obesity report put out by Calorie Lab. As I was writing this blog post, I did a blog search and discovered I’m not the only one who noticed this (Hat tip to Open Left, who yesterday picked up on the same trend). Out of the 20 fattest states in the country, Bush won 19 of them in both 2000 and 2004 (Michigan has plenty of fatties too, but they are unionized). Check the map. Except for the relatively fat-free Mountain West, there is a clear Red/Blue state division in terms of obesity levels. I’m proud to note that my home state, Vermont, has the third lowest obesity rate, ranking 48th out of 50 in obesity, with only Colorado and Massachusetts lower. Not only that, but my current home, Washington, DC, ranks a respectable 40th. However, in all fairness, DC’s obesity rate probably dropped, and Tennessee’s increased, as a result of renowned fattie Al Gore moving back home after the 2000 election. So if conservatives are fat, fat, fatties, I want to know, is it cause or effect? The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Live in DC? Do More Tomorrow! - June 5, 2013 Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 12 Responses Flash August 29th, 2007 Being fat must make you smart then. Reply Rick Santino September 18th, 2007 Only if you defend “smart” as having an IQ below 100 Reply srhcb March 13th, 2008 Just lies, damned lies and statisitics! Reply JoeHoya May 29th, 2008 Why leave out the Mountain West states, other than to force the connection? With the exception of New Mexico, Bush carried every single one of the Mountain West states in both elections – and he took New Mexico in 2004, too. Those 8 states come in 50, 45, 44, 43, 42, 41, 37, and 32 – which means that Bush also carried 6 of the 10 LEANEST states in the country. Reply Salty August 26th, 2009 Its not about being conservative. Being poor makes you fat. The fattest parts of our country are too often the poorest (and blackest) parts of our country. I live in the deep South. Poverty is pretty bad down here. Reply Fred April 22nd, 2010 You commies will say anything. Such is your hated for America of our Founders Reply Fat Bastard June 1st, 2011 Gluttony is GOOD! G O P means Gluttons Overeating Party! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.