As a new restaurant owner and assistant minority leader of the Massachusetts Senate, BOB HEDLUND, 49, of Weymouth is well situated to comment on politics and food. After I read his comments in the Boston Globe recently — especially that “the marketplace should determine what’s on restaurant menus, not the First Lady of the United States” — I asked if we could talk. Regular readers will recognize the format: questions and answers of 10 words or less. Please, no counting; it’s a goal, not a rule, and besides, let’s see you do it.
The name of your restaurant: “Four Square.”
Where is it? “Weymouth Landing, Braintree.”
What kind of a place is it? “Beer and wine, with a very diverse menu.”
What’s your favorite dish, personally? “Beer.”
Have you ever had a weight problem? “No.”
Please rank obesity as a national problem, on a scale of 1-10: “Between a 7 and an 8.”
Do we need a solution for it? “It’s obviously not going to solve itself, but the answer does not lie solely with government.”