National: The Pit Bull’s Bark

Here are the two ways in which a dish can be supremely delicious and fattening without containing meat:

1) It is French Fries

2) It is the news that GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s speechwriter is a staunch vegetarian who opposes Palin’s beloved aerial hunting.

The Christian Science Monitor’s Bright Green Blog cited a Time article about Matthew Scully, a former Bush speechwriter, who crafted Palin’s now-famous address to the Republican convention last week:

The Palin-Scully pairing is anything but a guaranteed fit, though. Palin is known as an avid hunter; Scully is best known for his vigorous defense of animal rights. A vegetarian who is regularly critical of the NRA and much of the hunting community, he is a passionate advocate for doing away with the more brutal versions of blood-sport, including aerial hunting, which Palin supports.

According to the Bright Green Blog, Scully keeps a vegetarian diet for environmental reasons, following guidelines suggested by Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Pachauri recently made headlines for suggesting that people gradually give up meat to help curb greenhouse gasses.

What would the GOP’s pet pit bull say about that?

Sarah Palin’s speech written by a vegetarian [Bright Green Blog]
The Man Behind Palin’s Speech [Time]
Her deadly wolf program [Salon]
Eat less meat to fight climate change: UN expert [AFP]

[Photo: Via Striatic/flickr]

National: The Pit Bull’s Bark