I’m in danger of being accused of having an unhealthy obsession with all things American with this and recent posts. It isn’t true, honest. It’s just the way things work out sometimes.
The thing that caught my attention today was the news that the increasing weight of passengers on American airlines is costing the companies is costing them $275 million (£149 million) a year in fuel to lug the load.
America, it seems, is the only country where the average person is getting heavier by ten pounds over the last ten years, while at the same time being the only nation to be getting shorter as junk food bites.
After Tuesday, you do have to wonder whether burgers and fries is also affecting their political judgment. C’mon guys, eat your greens, go organic, walk to the mall now and then, and your planes will be less likely to drop out of the sky.
And you might have a Democrat as president.