GOP Governors Try to Slime Schoolkids
Tad Cronn, Godfather Politics 3/30/2012
When it comes to embarrassing behavior, the Democratic Party usually has the market cornered. But there are some days when the Republicans top them.
Thursday was one of those days, as a group of Republican governors and lieutenant governors toured a Nebraska meat plant to show their support for “finely textured lean beef,” aka “pink slime.”
The meat product, if you can call it that, has been in the news of late because your federal government has contracted to buy millions of pounds of the stuff to feed to schoolchildren.
The “pink slime,” dubbed that by the media, is made up of the leavings from cattle carcasses — the ligaments, connective tissues and miscellaneous glop that’s left after all the good beef is gone — all ground up and soaked in ammonium hydroxide for your “safety” and amusement.
The governors — Sam Brownback, Rick Perry and Terry Branstad — visited Beef Products of South Sioux City to try to rehabilitate the image of the gunk, which is used as filler in hamburgers and other alleged meat products.