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By lizbethie - Posted on 27 September 2010
It's part of an interesting strategy which, I assume, really has nothing to do with healthy foods or the role of government. Michelle Obama's approval ratings are pretty good... certainly higher than her husband's. Even though she is staying away from controversial personal projects, she is being assigned to make selected campaign appearances in some swing or close districts. Getting her negatives up is a logical thing for "the right" to do as a counter offensive move-- hence the blood curdling screams about the trip to Spain (which wasn't a brilliant ideaon her part and the Right took the opportunity presented to them).
If Michelle weren't popular and/or were not going to make campaign appearances, I suspect there would be no reason to go after this.
Frankly, I have started ignoring Glenn Beck. It's the best thing I can do for my sanity.
One point from the article that deserves NOT to be ignored is this sentiment, one with which I wholly agree:
" Part of me feels sorry for Michelle, for I truly believe she was meant to be more than Barack's wife. I do expect, however, that she will one day elevate to a position of independent political power that doesn't require her to sit and smile next to the man in charge.
By the time Michelle does take power, Glenn Beck will probably be gone from the public eye."
Our First Lady is intelligent, articulate, and has innate common sense, PLUS she has the "It" factor of likeability. I can't help but suspect that the White House handlers are keeping her focused on very Jackie Kennedy-type issues like childhood obesity. Yes, it's an incredibly important issue and her leadership skills make her the perfect deliverer of the message. However, she is fully capable of taking on more powerful and international issues -- I just think that if the WH had her tackling those issues she would be skewered by the media.
I think one day we'll see her in a role better suited for her, like Sec'y of State or running for the Presidency herself.
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