When the Obama campaign attacked John McCain for owning seven houses, McCain's people returned fire, calling Obama "an arugula-eating, pointy-headed professor type." We've now moved from the "What's the matter with Kansas?" to the "What's the matter with arugula?" phase of the presidential campaign.

If McCain had asked his wife, Cindy, or his blogger daughter, Meghan, I'm sure they would have explained the many benefits of eating arugula. As Christopher Beam wrote on Slate, arugula is "tasty, healthy, popular, American, and an aphrodisiac."

It is said to be used extensively in Republican-leaning country club dining rooms all over this great country of ours, and even more important, it is readily available year-round in every area of the country the McCains own a home in.

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