At a press conference on economic development this morning, Gov. Bill Richardson shamelessly dodged a question about a

, which seeks to calm

by targeting soda pop and exempting staple foods.

What's a staple?

defines it as "meat, poultry, fish, bread, cereal, vegetables, fruits or dairy products," which leaves some wiggle room.

SFR asked Richardson if he would veto any bill that did not

declare green chile a staple food


Richardson laughed and, "Is that what's coming?"—


What do you think, New Mexico:

Is green chile a joke?

More importantly, is it a "vegetable"?

Where you at, scientists?