In a time of political uncertainty, we can be certain about one thing: Ina Garten would be an incredible president. Here’s why:
1. Ina Garten can entertain a crowd
Be it her foolproof recipes, charming breakfast parties, dutiful responsibilities as a neighbor, or loving wife to ever-present-but-not-always-in-the-picture Jeffrey, Ina knows how to party. This brings me to my next point:
2. Jeffrey would make a perfect first gentleman?
He already fully supports Ina in her everyday endeavors. He’s a college professor at Yale and a published author so he knows the importance of education in America. He would be nothing but a helpful addition to the White House.
3. Everything for her is soooo easy
She can sauté onions in thirty seconds and pour tequila into freshly squeezed lime juice at 10:30 in the morning. So how much harder would it be to run the country? After all, negotiating with world leaders about nuclear weapons CANNOT be harder than making a perfect blue cheese soufflé.
4. She has the necessary tools
Think about it: we need someone running our country who is organized, likeable, generous, and loves orange flower arrangements. As leader of the Free World and Commander in Chief, Ina Garten could enlighten the world about only using fresh lemon juice when making pies (not the store bought stuff).
5. She’s actually already worked there
She worked for the White House as a nuclear energy budget analyst so not only would she be returning to her roots, but also she would already know her way around the house (especially the kitchen). She belongs there.
6. Everything is easy for her
Running a flawless and effective campaign or making 60 from-scratch shortbread cookies for a baby shower? Please. Ina can do anything and everything EASILY (if you still need convincing, watch any episode of Barefoot Contessa. Every recipe is easy.)
7. She likes to have fun
Although Obama capitalized his “hipness” and “likeability” with the “youth,” Ina truly likes to have a good time. Entertaining means cocktails, good food, nice and very good-looking friends, some laughs, really good food, and chocolate.
Our future president needn’t worry about the gridlock in Congress or appointing the next Supreme Court Justice: tomorrow’s children need to know how to throw the perfect summer barbeque. A fun country is a great country.
Therefore it’s obvious that Ina Garten needs to run for President. It is about time we, as young people, feel represented by a matriarch who understands our needs. Personally, I do not feel comfortable having a president who doesn’t know how to make the perfect roast chicken and neither should America.