Some of the worst gastronomic similes were less culinary Oscar Wilde, however, and more illiterate Gordon Ramsay:
- "There isn't a woman sexy enough to make eating this budget off her stomach palatable."
- "The President's proposal is like overcooked asparagus: chewy going down and it makes your pee smell funny."
- "This debt ceiling is a Cuisinart with only one setting: puree."
- "There is no amount of Tabasco and beer that will make swallowing this oyster of a budget any easier."
- "How many more onions are the American people expected to eat before they cry themselves into submission?"
- "There are so many special deals rolled into this deal, it's like a "turducken" (a chicken cooked inside a duck cooked inside a turkey)
- "This budget was supposed to be a thin-crust, but if we put one more pepperoni on, it will be thicker than a Chicago deep-dish."
- "Osmama Bin Laden wanted everyone eating spoiled baba ghanoush and look what happened to him!"
- "The Economy is like a bowl of ice cream. It's wet and cold and... maybe it's more like a slice of pie. It's sweet and warm with a flaky crust... No, the Economy is like a cookie. It's round and crunchy and sometimes has raisins... or is the Economy a pile of mashed potatoes or a peanut butter sandwich or a hot dog or a taco or a bag of chips or..."