I had no idea that one of the proliferating political fundraiser ideas out there was getting a bunch of progressive, liberal, democratic, and occasionally dissident Republican voices to offer recipes for cookbooks.
Occasionally, the Senator or Congressman or TV anchor offers something philosophical rather than edible, but I just offered my very first cookbook contribution for the Coles District Democratic Committee‘s “Cookbook for Democracy” Project.
The Coles District is in Prince William County, Virginia.
Here is my entry:
Steve Clemons’ “Preparing for the Daily John Bolton Battle Smoothie”
1. First, each morning, watch this video of the still unconfirmed US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton
2 Then do 40 push-ups, run 3 miles — plan your daily Bolton strategy
3. Read a section from your “John Bolton Journal” — everyone should have one. My Bolton Journal has several years of notes compiled after I decided long ago that Bolton’s brand of foreign policy was dangerous for the nation. My favorite line from one of his staffers, “If my boss had had his way, we’d be dropping bombs on North Korea now,” offered casually on a Dupont Circle street corner.
4. Gather the following:
one 6-8 oz container of peach or vanilla yoghurt
one nectarine — quartered with pit removed
ten ice cubes
one half cup of juice — best is mango orange but you can use cranberry or orange juice — but not lemon
5. Grind all these on high — in blender
6. It’s a happy drink. Now go do something positive. Make a call, write a blog post or letter, interview a close Bolton aide for a kiss and tell story — do anything that is designed to help Ambassador Bolton move on to his next job and free his current position for someone who will “deliver” on America’s diplomatic needs in the UN.
— Steve Clemons, publisher of The Washington Note
John Aravosis will be in this cookbook — as well as Howard Dean, Bill Richardson, Jay Rockefeller, Hillary Clinton, Ned Lamont, blogger Steve Gilliard, Kevin Drum, Martin O’Malley, James Webb, and a lot of other people. Sounds interesting.
I’ve been thinking of learning more about cooking.
— Steve Clemons