Political Pot Pie: Canadians Fight Seal Hunt with Pie, Obama Denies Pie

Burlington, Ontario: On Monday, January 25, Gail Shea, Canada’s Fisheries and Oceans Minister was hit with a pie in the face in protest of “the government’s ill-advised sanction of the slaughter of seals.” Here’s a link to the video. I feel bad for the seals, but I also feel bad for the poor woman who got a tofu-cream pie to the face.  Sorry, she just looks like a nice lady.

Speaking of tofu-cream pie, Chicago Now’s Vegan City blog offers up a tofu chocolate pie recipe in honor of the Gail Shea “pie-ing”:

* 1 pack silken tofu
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1 tablespoon vanilla
* ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* ½ teaspoon cider vinegar

1. Start by blending the tofu in a food processor or with an electric mixer.
2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and all ingredients are mixed in.
3. Pour the mixture into a pie crust and smooth out.
4. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving.

St. Johns, Newfoundland: Oh, but those pie-facin’, seal lovin’ Canadians weren’t done yet! After the Gail Shea incident, a member of PETA was pied by a dog mascot on Friday, January 29. Apparently the mascot was angered when he found out that PETA doesn’t actually fight to protect the rights of humans dressed up as animals.

Washington, DC: Prior to President Obama’s first State of the Union address, Katie Couric had lunch with him and tweeted that Obama was “pensive, slightly deflated, realistic, aggravated and resolute.” She then added that he, “didn’t eat his pie.”

Well, if Obama wanted to show that he meant business, it was a stroke of PR genius to not eat his pie in front of reporters. To deny pie when it is placed in front of you is a seriously powerful statement. How could he not want pie? He must be really serious.

Image courtesy of the St. John’s Telegram

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