Obama claims he saved the car industry, why didn't he save our twinkees. China will end up with all are historic pastries.
As comic relief in the classic Bruce Willis movie "Die Hard," a beleaguered Bruce, fighting off terrorists in a high-rise building, finds an ancient but still edible Twinkie. He reaches out by radio to Twinkie-addicted police Sgt. Al Powell (portrayed by Reginald Vel Johnson) and asks what's in a Twinkie.
"Sugar, enriched flour, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, polysorbate 60 and yellow dye No. 5," Al replies. "Everything a growing boy needs."
Well, yes. But as America has learned since Hostess Brands — bakers of Twinkies, Ho-Hos, Drake's Cakes, Ding-Dongs, Wonder Bread and dozens of other delicious delights — filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, the entire American economy is inside a Twinkie, slathered in a mysterious cream-like filling.