Plan to Honor Leafy Green Deemed Too Controversial, Gross
Turns out, South Carolinians don’t like their collard greens nearly as much as they say they do. Not only that, the addition of pork actually hurts the noxious green’s image more than it helps—at least in the political arena.
Just a week after the South Carolina Senate passed a measure to make the collard the official state leafy green, the steaming pot of bitter green funk has been pushed to the back burner by members of the House of Representatives still stewing over what they say is a “stealth tactic” cooked up by the bill’s sponsor, Republican Senator Jakie ‘You Are What You Eat’ Knotts of Lexington.
Critics argue Knotts’ bill is actually just a clever way for the Lexington County glutton to sneak more pork into an already bloated state budget. They also call Knotts’ plan “disingenuous” because the Lexington senator doesn’t even like vegetables.