Originally posted at American Thinker. blog
White House officials say Mrs. Obama and her daughters are on another private family trip, shopping, meeting up with Taylor Swift, and disobeying Dad by going to Las Vegas. If the calculation is correct, this is probably the official mother-daughter post- February ski vacation/pre-spring-break vacation, soon to be followed by the June mother-daughter pre-summer-vacation vacation.
Michelle Obama has certainly done her fair share of in-your-face indulging. The first lady’s shameless short list includes a whirlwind New York City “foodie tour,” $600 soup-ladling sneakers, flying in a deep-dish pizza chef from Chicago, and hosting an Alice in Wonderland-themed Hollywood party in the midst of a recession.
Target shopper Mrs. Obama wore a $2,000 sundress to church while vacationing on a $4 million trip to Hawaii, wastes tax monies flying to vacation locales mere hours ahead of the President, and for a State of the Union address where her husband addressed the abysmal state of the union, she showed up in a shiny $2,000 peacock-blue Barbara Tfank dress.
It certainly seems as though Michelle Obama’s message to America is: ‘If you don’t like it, tough!’
Even still, it is Michelle who is to blame for promoting herself as an authority on things like poverty, diet, and nutrition, making her hypocritical contradictions virtually impossible to ignore.
But oftentimes the first lady’s unintentional faux pas not only cry out for the most attention, but also provide a measure of much-needed comic relief.
Take for instance the “private mother-daughter” trips Michelle takes with one or both of her girls, which almost always include 40-50 close traveling companions. How about preaching the economic benefit of having a family vegetable garden, and then planting the first round of new potatoes in $500 Tory Burch gardening boots?
Or how about Michelle elevating herself to the position of maven of healthy eating and then being caught dining on everything from fried fat cakes in Botswana, to scarfing down a 1,556 calorie lunch at the Shake Shack, to enjoying, hot fudge sundaes and “braised ancho-chile short ribs” while on any one of the alleged $10 million-worth of luxury vacations she’s been on over the past 3.5 years?
But, besides agreeing to appear on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” during an appalling housing slump, probably the most hilarious thing the first lady has done thus far was to agree to appear on “The Biggest Loser” during a presidential election year.
The outcome of Mrs. Obama’s “Extreme Makeover” appearance was sort of like Mr. Obama’s record with green energy companies, because soon after she hugged the grateful recipients of a newly renovated home, a show that had been on for more than two presidential terms was promptly cancelled.
Therefore, with Obama 2012 hoodies for sale, open mics picking up clandestine conversations, the economy in the tank, the housing market grim, unemployment a horror show and the national debt skyrocketing into the stratosphere, it’s safe to say that it’s Barack Obama’s presidency that needs an ‘extreme makeover.’
And Michelle decides now is a good time to appear on “The Biggest Loser?”
If the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” cancellation is any indication of what awaits the hopeful contestants slated to appear on “The Biggest Loser,” then Michelle Obama’s weight loss group should probably switch to Jenny Craig.
The first lady is appearing on a show whose title describes what may very well be the outcome of the November election; maybe instead she should consider an accelerated disaster-preparedness stint on “Doomsday Preppers.”