Did Obama Kill the Twinkie?

Say it ain’t so!

Okay, so we sucked you in with a provocative headline.  On Friday morning, the snack company Hostess is set to announce whether it will end months of labor drama by terminating its business and product line that features several American classics.  The company has been involved in labor negotiations with about 18,000 jobs on the line.  Despite some progress with their union of workers, but last week, thousands went on strike in response to a contract presented to them in September that slashed pay and benefits for many employees.  The company had already discontinued pension contributions last year.

Hostess makes lots of products, but the most notable one likely to become extinct if they go through with a bankruptcy filing is the Twinkie.  Hostess’ sugar-laden snack products have been helping America become obese since 1930.  Is this really the death of the Twinkie?  With so many companies complaining about the onset of President Barack Obama’s health care initiatives and what it will do to their bottom line, it seems that in this case, “ObamaCare” is not being fingered as the culprit.  So in this whodunit, it appears President Obama is safely out of suspicion for now.  Unless Michelle Obama, with her healthy lifestyle program for children, is secretly the Twinkie’s woman on the grassy knoll.

Oh well.  Thank God for TastyKakes.

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