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November 06, 2012 3:53 PM Voting Food

By Daniel Luzer

Smith College, to celebrate the election, and apparently encourage students to vote, today served presidential-themed food on campus.

According to a press release issued by the institution:

On national Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, Dining Services will remind students to get out and vote by serving up a special menu of president favorites.
At lunchtime, student dining room menus will recognize President Barack Obama by offering his favorite chili recipe. At dinner, students can dip into a bowl full of John F. Kennedy’s New England clam chowder, or chomp into Franklin D. Roosevelt’s mini ballpark franks, which he had served to King George VI during his visit to the White House in 1939.

Other fun foods include cheeseburgers (Bill Clinton), sweet potato fries (Jimmy Carter), pineapple chunks (Richard Nixon), ice cream (James Madison), jellybeans (Ronald Reagan), and popcorn (Andrew Jackson).

No word on whether or not the dining halls will also be providing William Henry Harrison’s favorite, squirrel stew, or beef tongue, the preferred entree of James Buchanan.

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer