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Gazette staff January 11th, 2011

Twitter was all … well … a-twitter last week when it came out that new Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin would be celebrating with a special pre-inauguration family event at Science Museum Oklahoma.

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Twitter was all … well … a-twitter last week when it came out that new Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin would be celebrating with a special pre-inauguration family event at Science Museum Oklahoma. Nothing wrong there. Except the food she’d be serving to all the girls and boys, according to her inauguration website, was McDonald’s.

Twitter was enraged. Using the #McFallin hashtag, local Tweeps shared their thoughts on Fallin choosing burgers and fries — and not even burgers and fries from a locally owned company — for her family event.

“I’d like to thank #McFallin for showing Oklahomans that we can laugh in the face of childhood obesity,” wrote @D4M10N, in what we assume was a display of sarcasm. And @MyJRNY came up with this zinger: “#McFallin is already McFailin.”

It even spawned a stunt @marymcfallin account. Our favorite so far:

“Called Mick Cornett’s office and asked to speak with Mayor McCheese. They hung up on me. No sense of humor.”

Oh, Twitter, how quick to angry humor you are. Either way, Fallin still served up McDonald’s at her Saturday event. But Chicken- Fried News has to ask: What about Sonic?

 
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01.16.2011 at 01:02 Reply

It's hard to find a mother bird that has trouble seeing past her hawkish beak to the very worms she's feeding to her young, but Fallin has wasted no time in scratching her mark in Oklahoma soil.

She's not going to let one little line about ‘the wind coming sweeping down the plains’ slow her down, as she lets the energy industry have their way with the nest and strips the twigs out to keep things light.

Why should we be concerned about insignificant matters of energy crashes such as that of the '80s that crippled our economy, or addressing the states dismal rankings in education spending and childhood obesity?

When our state seems to be heading in an upward trajectory, why bother with building a safety net below the nest? It's good to see Fallin swooping in to attack our states issues so quickly. She may be the early bird, but she's giving us the worm.

 

 
 
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