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The Audacity of Dried Fruit

11:20 AM, Oct 31, 2011 • By VICTORINO MATUS
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Over the weekend, the White House held its Halloween festivities and, as the Associated Press reports,

[T]he sweets included signature boxes of White House M&Ms, signaling a temporary respite from the first lady’s healthy eating campaign. Dried fruit and White House baked cookies rounded out the handouts.

Dried fruit? (The president joked with Jay Leno that he convinced the first lady to relent on the sweets lest the White House get egged. And it's certainly better than fresh fruit, which we were all told to avoid as kids because of the razor blades.) Still, I'm guessing when the children polish off those treats, the last thing in the bag will be that dried fruit, much as the last thing left in any child's Halloween stash are those boxes of Sun-Maid raisins, along with a handful of pennies and a toothbrush from the dentist's house.

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