Chief Executives Cannot Live By Kale Alone

Gov. Jerry Brown spent part of Sunday September 11 at the Yolo Land Trust’s Annual “Day in the Country” fundraiser at Park Winters, an 1865 Victorian near Winters.

The Democratic governor, who was not accompanied by First Lady Anne Gust, practiced the diversity he says he prizes, sampling a broad swath of the creations by chefs from various Northern California eateries.

Among those offering viands were Osteria Fasulo and Tucos Wine Market and Café from Davis as well as Sacramento’s Grange, L Wine Lounge, Mulvaney’s B&L and Spataro Restaurant and Bar.

“She only let’s me eat kale,” quipped Brown of the First Lady as apparent explanation for the broad-based coalition of comestibles he was consuming.

He had to be joking. Right?


Filed under: Governor, Overheard


  1. Better than her saying, “let him eat cake.” Think how history would view Marie Antoinette differently if she had been reported to have said, “Let them eat kale.” She would have been viewed as ahead of her time, nutirtionally speaking.

    Comment by Jokester — 9.12.2011 @ 7:47 pm

  2. Except Marie Antoinette never said “Let them eat cake.”

    Comment by Susie — 9.13.2011 @ 7:02 am

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