The right wing freak-out over First Lady Michelle Obama appearing at the Oscars to present the Best Picture award to “Argo” didn’t surprise her. It was laughable at best, since Laura Bush, also appeared on an Oscar telecast in 2002 on videotape. Mrs. Obama said it was “absolutely not surprising” that her satellite appearance provoked a national conversation, with some right wingers accusing her of selfishly crashing the event. She attributed the chatter to a culture shift that has spawned legions of bloggers, tweeters and others who talk about anything and everything all the time.
“Shoot, my bangs set off a national conversation. My shoes can set off a national conversation. That’s just sort of where we are. We’ve got a lot of talking going on,” the first lady said only somewhat jokingly Thursday before an appearance in Chicago, her hometown. “It’s like everybody’s kitchen-table conversation is now accessible to everybody else so there’s a national conversation about anything.” Source
This is much ado about nothing, but as usual, the right wing blogosphere went nuts just because it involved Michelle Obama and she should know her place, like a good negro. It was okay for Laura Bush to do it, but no, Michelle Obama is ever the First Lady with selfish motivations whenever she shows her face in public and on television. As far as the right wing is concerned she should neither be seen or heard.
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