It's more productive than clearing brush.
The White House has finally capitulated to the stunning power of the home gardening lobby and agreed to plant on the White House grounds. Carter, Bush 41, Clinton, and Bush 43 declined requests to do so. But why? Surely this is more productive than that silly rose garden and can provide just as many photo ops. To me, this is that kind of soft "who cares?" announcement that seems to mean so much to certain demographics of which I have no part. Innit quaint?