Governor Rick Perry Hearts Pink Slime

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Rick Perry: Champion of Slime
Governor Rick Perry publicly endorsed "lean, finely textured beef" today. Governors from Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and the Lt. Gov. Matt Michels, standing in for South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who is in China, jointly issued the statement intending to clarify public perception of "pink slime."

Pink-slime producer Beef Products Inc. operates facilities in each of those states, and recently halted operations at three of its plants in response to free-falling demand for the product caused by a media backlash.

Its product is 95 percent lean, according to the release (other BPI officials have listed the product at 97 and 98 percent lean) and is a "nutritious, safe, quality and affordable beef product eaten by Americans for 20 years."

Governor Perry's release echos other statements issued by BPI and goes on to threaten that consumers will end up bearing the costs associated with removing BPI's product, which is used as a filler in beef manufacturing processes, as the price of ground beef rises.

But Americans have been consuming less meat year after year since 2007, calling into question Perry's assertion that ranchers will have to work to raise as many as 1.5 million more head of cattle to replace the processed beef should it be completely removed from our food supply.

"Science supports keeping the lean beef product on grocery store shelves," Perry said. But food advocates contend that the product harbors pathogens such as E.coli and salmonella, represents the over-industrialization of the national food supply and has no place in the American diet.

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21 comments
Doubleguru
Doubleguru

im sure they all are making money on this and thats why they edorse it.

Diane Birdwell
Diane Birdwell

If we could convince  him that pink slime was part of the gay agenda....

East Dallas Dad
East Dallas Dad

I thought Perry only oozed slime but I guess it makes sense that he likes to consume it too.

Mviper
Mviper

Idiot, why is this not surprising.Every time he opens his mouth all we hear is sound of STUPID

MattL1
MattL1

Important life lesson:

Decision Making - A 3-step Process

1. Identify choices2. Research Rick Perry's preferred option3. Do anything but that

Eat Me
Eat Me

95% Lean? What a coincidence, so is our governor.

Mervis
Mervis

Governor Rick Perry is Pink Slime.

twinwillow
twinwillow

I'm proud to say I DID NOT vote for this retarded moron!

Bob
Bob

Perry thought pink slime was what was left after Susan B. Komen tried to gut Planned Parenthood.

liesandstatistics
liesandstatistics

Jesus said not to worry about what you put in your mouth, but to worry about what comes out of it. That's why, after Rick finishes blowing his campaign contributors, he swallows, reaches for the money on the nightstand and leaves the room....like any good governor would do.

Guest
Guest

Pink Slime is Perry!!!!!

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

What if a liberal atheist woman who's had an abortion eats it, does he still approve?

T. Erickson
T. Erickson

Next question: how many donations has Beef Products Inc. made to Perry's campaigns? Because we all know he can't be bought for less than $5,000.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

didnt he slime his boyfriend under the governers desk a few years back?

Martingermany
Martingermany

Well, now that Perry endorsed this product we KNOW it's bad for us.

bottom
bottom

rick perry is an idiot. texas approves this message.

cp
cp

More like his brain. 

Weezwas2001
Weezwas2001

 Of course he does! How do you think HE was conceived?

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