When lawmakers don't get their way, a tantrum on the House or Senator floor is usually how they release some steam (think Anthony Weiner. From when he still had dignity). Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, takes a different approach. "I don't know what (Agriculture) Secretary (Tom) Vilsack has against potatoes, but I'm going to invite him to northern Maine for a nice feast," she said during a markup of the Senate Appropriations Committee's agricultural spending bill, according to The Hill.
Collins is pushing for new federal regulations on preparations of school lunches. "The fact is that French fries are a problem but potatoes are not," she said.
We say all political disagreements should end with an invite to dinner. Both potatoes and french fries are welcome.