Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wishful Twinkies?

This was a melancholy Thanksgiving. As in years past, your LakeCountyEye prepared a Thanksgiving feast fit for any Cheetos-stained blogger:
  • Twinkies
  • Ho Hos
  • Ding Dongs
  • CupCakes
  • Sno Cones
  • Suzy Qs
  • Donettes
... all presented on a bed of artisanal roasted chocolate Zingers. Small wonder Thanksgiving is only allowed once a year. With the demise of Hostess, however, this could also very well mark the demise of a treasured LakeCountyEye Thanksgiving tradition.

But there is hope. According to the HuffPo ...
Grupo Bimbo, a Mexican company that is the world's largest bread baker, might hold the key to saving the Twinkie from extinction in a Hostess liquidation. Though other companies have shown interest in buying some of Hostess' iconic brands, Bimbo might have the inside track ...
Bimbo & Twinkies: Mexican Mega Bakery May Save Brands From Hostess Liquidation
Too good to be true? Perhaps, but if so this would answer one of the enduring mysteries of recent Lake County politics.

As readers of this blog are confusedly aware ...
Viva Lake County
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran last week pulled a complete one eighty and totally reversed his high-profile stance on illegal immigration. According to the Daily Herald, Curran is now ...
backing proposed legislation that would allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses, saying it's an economic imperative for our financially struggling state. "We need them to be getting to work," Curran said. "We need them to have driver's licenses."
Lake County sheriff: Illegal immigrants should get driver's licenses
Naturally, Curran's stand does not sit well with the GOP rank and file. Of the more than 150 comments posted on the Herald story, your LakeCountyEye estimates that most break against Curran, by approximately a factor of eleventy billion to one.
report abuse
Hence the enduring mystery: What is Curran up to?

Well ... just suppose the Mexican conglomerate Grupo Bimbo does acquire the Hostess product-line. That would effectively bust the Hostess Bakery Union. And suppose they began manufacturing Twinkies again in Chicago. How are all of those non-union new hires supposed to get to work?

If there is any mystery to what Curran is up to, it should be as plain as a slice of Wonder Bread. As to the LakeCountyEye Thanksgiving tradition, look for many more feasts over the years to come. It's either that or it is the LakeCountyEye blood glucose that's been talking.

No comments: