posted on Sep, 22 2009 @ 03:59 PM
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
reply to post by Jakes51
I just wonder. Do you think she should stay behind closed doors and not go out? Turn down invitations that every First Lady in the past has accepted?
Every time they go out anywhere, the Secret Service is involved.
This wasn't a "shopping trip". She was the keynote speaker at a local event. She picked up some stuff while she was there, after her speech.
I just want to know what people expect.... That she hide in the White House until the economy shapes up?
Not every social engagement, but learn to pick ones of substance that are of social importance, that's all. Please, don't be ridiculous. Just
because the First Lady's before her jumped at idea of every speaking engagement to grace their desk, does it make it right for her? That was a
different time when the country was rather prosperous and fruitful, but now is a different time and people are struggling. Now if she was progressive
as she would like you and I to believe she is; then she would redefine the role as First Lady during this tough time. I am not here to rag on her.
However, the venue she chose to speak at was of poor taste given the hardships of many at present. I am just offering respectful criticism of the
People will perceive this outing as snobbish and rubbing her good fortune in their faces. Most of the food at this event was high priced specialty
items and fare that the wealthy enjoy. She didn't speak at the local supermarket were most of us purchase our Monsanto Frankenfood. She chose to
speak at the most elite farmer's market in the DC metro area, not the one run by farmer Bob with regular ears of corn, lettuce, eggs, and what not.
Just look at the posh names of some the items being sold, one that strikes me is that Tuscan kale? Why not just kale, oh no, that is Tuscan kale, you
That last statement was a little sarcasm, but I hope you get what I am saying? I perceived this recent outing as distant from our reality at present
and quite snobbish. Maybe she should be a little more discreet when purchasing high ticket items and appearing at posh events. We know she and her
husband are wealthy, but don't rub it in everyone's faces. Good points and I enjoy the discussion on this issue.
[edit on 22-9-2009 by Jakes51]