Beck to Michelle: 'Get Away From My French Fries'
He mocks anti-obesity efforts, has crude suggestion for carrot stick
By Emily Rauhala, Newser User
Posted Sep 20, 2010 2:48 AM CDT
Updated Sep 20, 2010 7:52 AM CDT
Glenn and his props, in Alaska.   (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)

(Newser) Glenn Beck rallied the right at an event in Illinois over the weekend, invoking God, the Constitution, Thomas Jefferson—and deep fried potatoes. Speaking to a crowd of some 300, Beck mocked Michelle Obama's healthy heating campaign, reports the Chicago Sun Times. "Get away from my french fries, Mrs. Obama,” he said. “First politician that comes up to me with a carrot stick, I’ve got a place for it," he said, adding: "And it’s not in my tummy.”

Beck's surprisingly crude barbs weren't limited to junk food. "Will you raise your right hand and swear you will stop sending politicians to the rest of us, until you get it right?" he joked. Protesters outside the event weren't laughing: "There are a lot of religious leaders in the Chicago area who are beginning to feel Mr. Beck and others are hijacking Christianity," one said. (Click here to read about Rahm's potential mayoral bid in Chicago.)

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webgrunt
Oct 7, 2010 5:51 PM CDT
The National Association of Carrot Farmers would like to have a few minutes with Mr. Beck.
fractalv
Sep 21, 2010 12:10 AM CDT
I do not think this is the real "Glenn" talking; obviously, this is the cinnamon roll that has taken over his brain. I have a very holistic "Detox" plan in mind to purge that evil honeybun from his innards. Bring that KY and carrot, Spraynard, we're going to need it.
Cannibal_Karl
Sep 20, 2010 11:08 PM CDT
ZOMGWTF PEWPEW BOOM!!!!! GOVERNMENT TYRANNY!!!!!! TRYING TO CONVINCE PEOPLE TO EAT HEALTHY!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH THE OPPRESSION!!!!! OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OR YOU'RE GOING TO HELL!!!!!