Diners, Drive-Ins and Democracy

 By Philbert Sullivan

Food Network’s ratings have plunged recently and in order to boost them, the network has decided to jump onto the bandwagon of covering politics. The new show is a spin-off of Guy Ferrari’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” and has been dubbed, “Diners, Drive-ins and Democracy.” The show follows different politicians, from President Obama to Senator McCain, around the country as they taste their favorite foods from the best dive restaurants. For example, below is a picture of former Secretary of State John Kerry eating a tomato-topped sub at the Turkey Trot Diner. Five months later former President Bill Clinton enjoyed a similar hero.

However, things got a little ridiculous when Governor Chris Christie was invited on the show. On his was to the Jamaican Sun Diner he stopped at the local donuts shop and got caught up with the “baker's dozen special" (above). Christie could not stop eating and was even seen downing donuts on the Tonight Show. The shows ratings began to skyrocket after former President Bush appeared on the show. While he stopped off at a local French restaurant he got somewhat confused between the ratatouille and local cat. Finally, things got a little weird when the show made a stop off at P.H. Vegas Hot Dog Stand. Both President Obama and former Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann eating a variety of hot dogs. With all of these high profile politicans already on for season one, Food Network has signed a contract for another season of “Diners, Drive-ins and Democracy.” Below is a sneak peak when the network goes abroad...