Forget about Libya, the budget deficit and Social Security. Some pundits think they can swing a U.S. House of Representatives election by focusing on the polystyrene vs. compostable foodservice debate. You'll recall that this issue popped up in February, when the new GOP-controlled House decided to stop using compostable foodservice products in its cafeteria, and went back to using PS. Today the political newspaper Roll Call is reporting that some California Democrats think the issue may be enough to beat Rep. Dan Lungren -- one of the architects of the move to PS -- in his 2012 relection race. They've even given Lungren a new nickname: "Styrofoam Dan." Hmm. The last politician I recall with a plastics-related nickname was Ronald Reagan, once known as the Teflon President.
Can PS spoons swing an election?
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