This is from Lynn Sweet, a totally, unabashedly unbiased reporter of Michelle Obama –
WASHINGTON — After first lady Michelle Obama was photographed shopping at Target, her right-wing critics — including Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh — pounced Friday as if she had done something wrong, which of course she had not.
Mrs. Obama spent about 40 minutes at a Target in Alexandria, Va., on Thursday, wearing sunglasses and Nike cap. She walked the aisles fairly unnoticed. It’s very rare for Mrs. Obama to pop into a retail outlet, so the Target trip was newsworthy.
The outing was not on her schedule — personal stuff never is. The news broke through pictures shot by veteran Associated Press White House photographer Charles Dharapak.
Okay, I’m going to risk sounding, how shall I say, hostile? cynical? but, I must say, WHO THE HAY IS SHE KIDDING?
Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, happened upon un Targét, but fortunately she had her sunglasses and cap, per chance, and was able to conceal her identity. She has her secret service stop without warning or preparation, of course we believe that.
And, then, lo and behold, an AP reporter happens upon the scene. You know how those AP reporters are always wandering around Targets and Wal-Marts. I’m sure no one noticed the dozens upon dozens of secret service agents as she wandered about valuing her anonymity.
I don’t want to sound, how shall I say…hostile? but this couldn’t be in response to rumors that she spent $50,000 in an outrageously expensive lingerie shop, could it? Nah, that would only be the thinking of a hostile GOPer. Michelle is a marvel, doing her personal things so unnoticed and subtle and all.
The same First Lady who said it was the first time in her life that she was proud of her country now says, “I have this wonderful platform that we can shine the light on so many important issues and galvanize the country in ways that I would never be able to do if I wasn’t first lady. … But there are definitely times when you want to make one run to your kid’s soccer game without a motorcade. You know? So you begin to value anonymity and you lose that, but it’s a small price to pay for being able to serve the country you love.”
Galvanize? Really? We’re galvanizing? I won’t go there.
I wouldn’t say that this is a lot of propaganda to follow up on the lingerie jaunt because that would be, how shall I say…hostile?