Friday, July 31, 2009

Did Al Gore Ruin Michelle's Garden?

Bill and Hillary Clinton appear to have ruined Michelle Obama’s little victory garden when they fertilized the backyard with sewage sludge:

Sewage sludge tends to be laced with anything that people pour down the drain and often contains heavy metals. Not surprisingly, the National Park Service tested the dirt beneath Michelle's garden and found the plot has highly elevated levels of lead averaging 93 parts per million. That's below the 400 ppm that the Environmental Protection Agency says is a threat to human health. But I'd wager that Sasha, Malia and Barack won't be getting arugula or tomatoes from this garden any time soon.
One wonders if Al Gore did their gardening…