Here is a picture of sandwich-chomping loser (of weight)Â Jared Fogle hanging out with (worst U.S. president of all time) winnerÂ George W. Bush. Why? I don’t know!
Taken from Jared’s Facebook page, the photo shows Jared and Dubya just chillin’ at some event like they’ve know each other forever. Some of Jared’s fans were pleased by this (“i wish he was back in office :(“), while others were less so (“Its hard to say that old guy and that faggot ran the us and subway smh!”), but my personal favorite reaction came from a Gawker commenter:
“Two guys who taught America to eat shit and tighten their belts.”
On second thought, maybe it’s not so WTF that these guys are hanging out together. While George W. BushÂ wasn’t much for promoting healthy lifestyles (cutting money for school programs, subsidizing the factory farmed beef industry, making it harder for us to find out what’s actually in our food), Jared’s “Subway diet” sounds like exactly the kind of thing he would endorse: weight loss through patronization of the good, old, American fast food industry. Furthermore, Jared’s story might be interpreted as a conservative parable of personal responsibility, i.e.: “who needs healthy school lunches or to not live in a food desert when you could just lose weight through sheer force of will like Jared (EAT AT SUBWAY)?” Like a Horatio Alger story, but for obese people.
Nevertheless, the photo is amusing. I think I’ll put it up on my “everything that’s wrong with America” mood board, right next to stills from Idiocracy and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Photo: Jared Fogle