Only a few years ago, if you'd attacked a politician for his weight, or complained about where she ate her dinner, it would be seen as poor form. Reporters could write about a politician's views on taxes and trade, but the burgers and buns on his dinner plate were off limits. How times have changed.The fight against obesity has mobilized a growing number of public health zealots, who've taken a punitive, selective and judgmental approach to anti-obesity policy.
The Glenn Becks of the world might be happy being fat. But Michelle Obama has introduced a healthy eating initiative to promote healthy choices, and to avoid obesity. No one has to participate in the campaign -- but in New York, Bloomberg is forcing citizens to cut down on their calorie intake by imposing a 16-ounce limit on all sugary drinks.