Sudden Insight, by Ken Hoffman

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Here’s some political analysis that’s worth reading:

Roland Mesnier was the official White House pastry chef for 25 years — baking goodies for Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush (41), Clinton and Bush (43).

He recently retired from the White House and now concocts confections for Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, the fruitcake capital of the world.

Although Washington, D.C., has more than its share of fruitcakes, too.

Mesnier was in Houston Wednesday, so I asked him one burning political question:

If nobody was looking, which president was most likely to stick his finger in the cake icing to sneak a taste?

Answer: “That would be the current President Bush, and the cake would be a seven-layer chocolate cake,” Mesnier said. “President Bush has a sweet tooth.”

Information like that could help sway the undecided.

It did me. I decided to order chocolate layer cake for dessert.

That’s much more fun, and frankly just as substantive as this:

The Kerry campaign revealed just moment [sic] before the debate began that in an upcoming New York Times magazine profile, Bush is quoted as saying about his debate strategy: “I’m going to be real positive, while I keep my foot on John Kerry’s throat.”

That’s not how I saw it.

I scored it a clear but not overwehelming victory for Kerry.

Well, that’s a shocker.

Hey Chronicle! More like Ken Hoffman, please.

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