The state Senate passed a bill today that would designate corn as the official state vegetable (the bill's chances in the Assembly are unclear because it's sponsored by Republicans -- yes vegetables can be a partisan issue in New York). The Senate is clearly in the wrong on this issue. The official state vegetable should be cabbage. (Obviously.) [Politics on the Hudson]


So not only is the state senate dragging their feet on gay marriage, but they are also pushing through this misguided designation of corn as the state vegetable? Did someone steal our legislature and replace them with lawmakers from Iowa?

Good to see our lawmakers have their priorities. (Corn industry must be lobbying pretty hard.)

Given how the legislators go after each other I'm surprised they didn't name rotten tomatoes as the state vegetable. And while they were at it, sour grapes as the state fruit.

Corn?! It may be the most nationally ubiquitous vegetable, but please give New York more credit than that. I was personally rooting for onions.

Corn is not a vegetable! It's a grain. What a waste of time.

There should be a state vegetable but not corn.
The should consider the Senate for the title. Not that the Senate is healthy but they do very little except make you want to take a dump and no one likes them anyway.

New York spends twice the national average per pupil at schools and yet our lawmakers think corn is a vegetable. Education in action....

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