The great State of Alabama has now selected an official state vegetable.

On Tuesday, the Alabama Legislature decided that the humble sweet potato would be the one vegetable to rule them all. The bill passed 94 to 4.

Cool.

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SO COOL.

Isn't it great that we can't enact legislation that, you know, MATTERS? I, for one, am THRILLED that my elected representatives chose to spend their time voting for a sweet potato instead of creating an education lottery, addressing issues of social injustice, or repealing the state tax on groceries?

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Can we talk about the fact that a sweet potato is NOT a vegetable? Sweet potatoes are vegetables the way Chet Hanx is a member of the Hanks family. Sweet potatoes have minimal savory applications and that's like the #1 reason vegetables exist, so...

Y'all, the word SWEET is literally in its name. What do you do with sweet potatoes besides roast them or put them in pie? Sweet potato fries? Are you SERIOUSLY gonna tell me that out of ALL THE VEGGIES this is the best one?

THIS is the one we're going to choose to represent our state when okra, green tomatoes, and collard greens exist?

Ridiculous.

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