The Philadelphia Metro reports from a city council meeting on amending the local trans fat ban to let small bakeries off the hook. It's amusing for many reasons, not least of which the magical journey of hypocrisy undertaken by Councilman Juan Ramos.
—Councilman Juan Ramos: "Philadelphia is nationally known as a trans fat-free city, this amendment would create confusion across the country."
– Ramos, again: "This legislation [banning trans fat] not only attracts customers to our city's restaurants, but also saves lives!"
– Ramos, who is adamantly for the ban on trans fat and having the bakeries follow it, admitted to patronizing each bakery represented at the hearing at least twice each in a long speech about how much he loves their food. This caused Councilwoman Joan Krajewski, who sponsored the amendment to the ban, to pipe in and say, "What you're saying is you're willing to amend it then, right?" Ramos: "What I'm saying is, I like the cakes."
Yes, lots of people like the cakes. That's the point.