Tuesday, April 1, 2008

House holds Natto fundraiser for Hawaii Foodbank

Today, Senate President Colleen Hanabusa and Rep. Sylvia Luke held the most nutritious fundraiser of the season for the Hawaii Foodbank. The theme was "natto", the traditional fermented soybean with a distinct taste, smell and consistency, in a variety of forms.

Choice #1: Natto with Raw Egg, perfect for all the bodybuilders at the legislature.
Choice #2: Raw Natto, over a bed of rice. Breakfast of champions.
Choice #3: Natto Smoothie, which may become the next big thing at Jamba Juice.

Did you know that natto is considered a near perfect food source, rich in protein? The soybeans are mixed with a bacterium called bacillus subtilis natto, thus the name.

House members received a copy of the flyer above on their desks as they entered the floor session at noon, much to Rep. Luke's surprise.

April Fool! Rep. Luke got up at the end of session and pointed a finger at Majority Leader Kirk Caldwell for pulling the prank. She asked Speaker to give him more work to do as he obviously has too much time on his hands.

Rep. Caldwell vehemently denies that he had anything to do with the joke. But, who did? It's still a mystery.

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