Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. George Bush announced that he hated broccoli, and earned powerful enemies. Today: Michelle Obama announces that she and her husband hate beets.

I am a believer that there is a beet gene. People who love beets love them and people who hate beets can't stand them. Neither the President nor I have the beet gene.

Why must America choose between our first family and the noble beet?

[Ladies' Home Journal. Photo via Getty.]