The new child-nutrition bill championed by Michelle Obama and passed by the Democrat-controlled Congress, is on its way to receive Obama’s signature. It’s likely this bill was voted on by members who never read it any closer than they did the Obamacare bill. As usual, there are surprises:

A child nutrition bill on its way to President Barack Obama — and championed by the first lady — gives the government power to limit school bake sales and other fundraisers that health advocates say sometimes replace wholesome meals in the lunchroom.

Republicans, notably Sarah Palin, and public school organizations decry the bill as an unnecessary intrusion on a common practice often used to raise money.

“This could be a real train wreck for school districts,” Lucy Gettman of the National School Boards Association said Friday, a day after the House cleared the bill. “The federal government should not be in the business of regulating this kind of activity at the local level.”

Amen, Ms. Gettman. But they can’t help themselves. They are totalitarians by nature.