The first clue that Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t know what she was talking about on Capitol Hill recently came with the first words she spoke: "I’m here as a mother."

Apparently, the actress thinks that any mom can show up in Washington, D.C., and hold a press conference that attracts lawmakers and the media.

Memo to Paltrow: The rest of us moms don’t have that celebrity power. We haven’t won Oscar awards, assumed glamorous roles in the "Iron Man" movies or married (let alone divorced) rock stars.

But Paltrow has done all of these things, so of course everyone needs to know what she thinks about pending legislation on food-packaging labels. You know, because she’s a regular mom.

Well, I’m a mom and a farmer — so I like to think that I know a little bit about raising kids, crops and dairy cows. And ...