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Let Them Eat Kobe Beef

17 April 2012 @ 18:10

On Monday, Michelle Obama was interviewed, between vacations, at The White House by NPR’s Michel Martin.

This part of the exchange caught my eye [tip of the fedora to Memeorandum]:

MARTIN: Well, that leads to my final question, which is your job is kind of stressful. (Chuckles.) I think — I think people would agree. I think most reasonable people would agree it’s not that easy to be in the spotlight 24/7. And I know that when you — when you and your husband took office, you talked about your desire to keep things as normal as possible, particularly for your children. It’s been a long time since there were young children in the White House, and I just wanted to ask how do you feel that that’s going? And what are you doing to kind of keep things as normal as possible for all of you?

MRS. OBAMA: Well, you know, I — you know, I have to disagree. I don’t have the stressful job. He does. You know, I have the privilege of working on the issues that I choose and the issues that I feel most passionate about. It’s been a privilege. And there are definitely, you know, pressures that come with being in the spotlight, but they are far — are overshadowed by the amount of great things I’ve been able to do and the impact I’ve been able to have. And to be able to do it in the warmth and — of the White House and to do it around people who do care about my kids in a country that has been respectful of my children and their privacy, it has been less stressful than I would have imagined for me. (Chuckles.)

Indeed, Lady Michbeth, it has, what with all the luxurious vacations you have taken [and let us not forget the large entourage that accompanied your oldest daughter on her recent Spring Break] and the marvellous food you’ve dined on and the amusements you and your family have enjoyed on your periodic royal processions.  You’re living the Life Of Reilly – if Reilly was a monarch.

You go on and keep chuckling, m’lady.  Perhaps, though, you should prepare for we ‘peasants’ having the last laugh, Tyrant.  But, hey Marie, don’t lose your pretty big little head over it.

5 Comments
  1. Wingdangure Waterloo permalink
    17 April 2012 @ 19:51 19:51

    This is a test

  2. theebl permalink
    17 April 2012 @ 22:53 22:53

    Well you know how I feel about beef…(hint: try chicken and fish, they are better for you)

    But Kobe beef does not exist here…which means that not only are they careless with spending, but they are stupid ta boot!

    • Adobe_Walls permalink
      18 April 2012 @ 00:08 00:08

      I never would have thought you’d be one of those “beef is bad for you” chauvinists.

      • theebl permalink
        18 April 2012 @ 02:04 02:04

        Have you seen my photograph?

        But be careful if President Obama decides to serve hot dogs.

        • Adobe_Walls permalink
          18 April 2012 @ 12:11 12:11

          Indeed, I have checked out your site.

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