What’s the deal with politicians and meat? This spring, Sen. Jon Tester released a re-election ad touting his habit of packing Montana beef in his carry-on when he flies to D.C. The ad was highly entertaining, complete with a shot of Tester’s steak-filled bag being X-rayed by airport security. But Republican challenger and outgoing congressman Denny Rehberg jumped on the meat wagon fast. In a follow-up ad, Rehberg’s campaign boasted that Tester’s dietary eccentricities don’t stop there. Tester may eat hometown steaks while he’s away, but according to Rehberg, he brings plenty of D.C. baloney home with him to dine on here. This little campaign exchange raised two important questions for us. One, how is it that you can take raw meat on a plane, but security makes you throw out a tube of freaking toothpaste? And two, who the hell eats baloney?