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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Come up with a signature motto for the First Lady. "Just say [your word(s)]" says Michelle Obama has at least 22 people on her staff at an aggregate salary of at least $1.248 Million. Crazy, man. Lotta people on the public dole at higher-than-market wages to aid a person whose main public role in recent years has been to stand near but slightly behind her husband and look reverent and sweet while he saves the world. (Okay, so I'm elucidating the obvious.)

Ms. Obama has announced, "I have set a goal to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight."

If she can even effect a movement in the right direction for the price of her staff, I'll quit making fun of her and other pieces of the president's wardrobe.

One way of looking at this is that her staff and their salaries are matters determined by God, which is evident by the fact that it happened, and that we risk our souls in our sarcasm about it. Another is that God doesn't give a ratsass. A third is that God sets this stuff up for our entertainment.

In the coming months, Michelle will no doubt be making statements excoriating just about every fast-food chain in the world. She will be announcing that Coca-Cola is a merchant of death. She'll be urging people to grow at least some of their own food. She'll announce a "National Co-Op Organic Farm, that will, at no cost to the taxpayer, contract with one or more farmers to produce and sell food in an ecologically friendly manner, and to publish the financial records thereof, as an example of the economic viability thereof."

On a related front, "President Obama also plans to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act, the first lady said, and is proposing a $10 billion budget increase -- $1 billion a year for 10 years -- to help provide nutritious school lunches to those who qualify."

Oops, there goes my hope that 22 staff members and $1.248 Million was enough. Okay, we want a signature motto for this campaign, like "Just Say 'No'" became for FLOTUS-to-Bonzo. Your nominations are...?

1 comment:

I worship food said...

A fourth is that there is no God to give a ratsass.