Thursday, January 3, 2008

Interest Group Politics In Everything

Tyler Cowen has made a career in part on the phrase "Markets in Everything." But seeing this makes me wonder if there aren't also interest groups for everything: the foodie interest's endorsements and unendorsements. Money quote from the Huckabee un-dorsement:

Whoa, whoa, whoa, guvner - you had to choose ANY RESTAURANT IN MANHATTAN and you opted for TGIF, with the backup of Olive Garden?!?

I understand you are going for the whole populist preacher thing, so no one expects you to dine at Momofuku of Per se, but um…Famous Rays? Five Guys? Shake Shack? Chipotle for Christ’s sake! Anywhere but Friday’s. Mike Huckabee, you are unendorsed.