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Only a few US states have official snacks.

South Carolina has boiled peanuts. Texas chose chips and salsa. Lucky Illinois has popcorn and Utah has Jell-O.

yogurtYesterday Governor Andrew Cuomo named the official snack for New York as…


Now, I know that New York produces a lot of dairy products, and that yogurt is a healthy snack choice.

But that is the most depressing official state snack ever.

New York isn’t smooth and creamy and vanilla and boring.  We’re every color of the rainbow and loud and crunchy.  You’d probably break a tooth on a snack that really represented our state.

Yogurt?  I mean, seriously…that’s embarrassing.

I may have to move.

We are New York

I don’t normally talk politics.

But today, I’m breaking my rule…simply because this speech is too good not to talk about.

I highlight it not because of the candidate — although I did vote for him (full disclosure) — but because of his message of diversity.   I think the way he  structured his message is particularly effective as well.

(What can I say — I teach public speaking.  It’s interesting to me.)

Start watching at 5:35.

I, for one, am particularly proud to call myself a New Yorker today.

Because I, too,  believe that diversity makes us strong.