The first lady of the United States (FLOTUS) is on a whirlwind publicity tour for her hefty new food and gardening book ($30), which the White House hopes will bolster Team Obama's favourabilty ratings. I'd say it's a classic recipe for rank campaign hypocrisy and media double standards. While journalists savor chummy chitchats with Mrs. Obama about beets and Beyonce, FLOTUS is once again escaping hard questions about her cronyism, junk science and generous junkets at taxpayer expense.
However, one journalist and the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats Crooks & Cronies (Regnery), Michelle Malkin, points out Michelle's media blitz has already brought her to many daytime Television shows with celebraty status. Even Whoopy Goldberg, on "The View", couldn't help genuflecting in front of such black royalty. Malkin predicts that as soon as the fawning media frenzy dies down and Mrs. Obama's book and royalties rise to the top of the best-seller list, POTUS will go back to claiming that FLOTUS is a "private citizen" who should be left alone. He has long enjoyed invoking selective immunity for Michelle and lapdog reporters have assisted in creating an impenetrable bubble of political protection around this mean, profligate, policy-meddling first lady.
We've seen it all before! When conservatives challenged Mrs. O's caustic 2008 campaign trail statements disparaging America (similar to the rants of her favorite deadshit preacher, Rev Wright) her hubby invoked the "civilian" shield. He argued that political spouses should not be subject to public scrutiny because they didn't choose public life.That's B.S. And remember Mrs O's lavish vacation in Spain in 2010, when she was accompanied by an entourage of 70 Secret Service agents and 250 Spanish police officers. Boy, did that provoke a massive public backlash and yet again Obama stressed that the first lady was a "private citizen" who should be off-limits to tough questions about her behavior.
Obama's outspoken bitter-half conscientiously and deliberately inserted herself into the public areana long before her move to the White House.....whether it was taking a publicly subsidized job with Chicago's corrupt Mayor Daley, or parlaying a cushy job at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she oversaw a patient-dumping scheme that benefited her political cronies. Let's not forget that Mrs Obama leveraged her hubby's Senate victory to snag a lucrative seat on the corporate board of directors of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. despite having ZERO experience in that industry. And now just last month she got the head of her Obesity program (her husband's golfing buddy) Dr. Eric Whitaker, a $6 million grant from Obamacare with ZERO independent oversight. Taste the boodle!
Oh yeh..just a humble private mom raising her two daughters while Dad does all that hardball politics stuff. Pshaw. When her garden gloves are off, her political boxing gloves are on. She exploited the bully-pulpit to restrict food advertisers'speech. She helped the Service Employees International Union increase the welfare state by padding membership rolls with more government school workers under the guise of fighting childhood obesity. The stench of cronism hangs over the White House.
The Way I See It....is that when Michelle Obama stops using her public office to push new Big Government power grabs and redistributes wealth to her cronies, stoke racial grievances, and meddle in Obama administration personnel decisions that lead to whistleblower firings like former AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin who found millions of dollars were wasted or misspent,....then we'll leave her alone.