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 Post subject: Congress Cancels Mrs Obama's Government Credit Card
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:56 pm 
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Now she's stuck shopping at Target like the rest of us.

http://news.yahoo.com/michelle-obama-sh ... 28092.html

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Can you say photo op con job? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Congress Cancels Mrs Obama's Government Credit Card
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:36 pm 
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Regionite wrote:
Now she's stuck shopping at Target like the rest of us.

http://news.yahoo.com/michelle-obama-sh ... 28092.html

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:lol:

Can you say photo op con job? ;)
It just goes to show just how stupid this woman(?) is...carrying two full bags of "goodies", but pushing an EMPTY cart...smile in the camera.

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 Post subject: Re: Congress Cancels Mrs Obama's Government Credit Card
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:59 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Congress Cancels Mrs Obama's Government Credit Card
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:27 am 
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Michelle Obama’s Target
trip: Critics take aim

Washington Post, by Paul Farhi


Was it just an innocent shopping trip, a chance to escape the White House bubble or a clever bit of image manipulation?

Photos taken by an Associated Press photographer of first lady Michelle Obama strolling away from the checkout counter at a Target store in Alexandria circled the globe Friday. The images were unusual and striking, depicting the elegant first lady, in an unglamorous disguise, shopping at a discount store familiar to millions of Americans.

Many found the images delightful and refreshing. “First Ladies . . . They’re just like us!” gushed NBC’s “Today” show in promoting its coverage of Obama’s excursion.

But almost as soon as the pictures hit televisions, newspapers and Web sites, the Obamas’ critics were raising suspicions, suggesting the trip was a calculated attempt to deflect criticism of the first lady’s more expensive tastes in vacations and wardrobe.

“First Lady Michelle Obama shopping at Target with an AP photographer in tow . . . . planned? I think so,” tweeted Fox News and syndicated radio host Sean Hannity.

“One wonders if First Lady Michelle Obama truly thought she could pass for an ‘everywoman’ as she shopped” at Target, sniffed the Blaze, a Web site launched last year by radio host Glenn Beck.

Rush Limbaugh called it “What a phony-baloney plastic banana good-time rock-and-roller optic photo op.”


http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle ... story.html

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 Post subject: Re: Congress Cancels Mrs Obama's Government Credit Card
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:29 am 
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Moby Grape wrote:
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Michelle Obama’s Target
trip: Critics take aim

Washington Post, by Paul Farhi


Was it just an innocent shopping trip, a chance to escape the White House bubble or a clever bit of image manipulation?

Photos taken by an Associated Press photographer of first lady Michelle Obama strolling away from the checkout counter at a Target store in Alexandria circled the globe Friday. The images were unusual and striking, depicting the elegant first lady, in an unglamorous disguise, shopping at a discount store familiar to millions of Americans.

Many found the images delightful and refreshing. “First Ladies . . . They’re just like us!” gushed NBC’s “Today” show in promoting its coverage of Obama’s excursion.

But almost as soon as the pictures hit televisions, newspapers and Web sites, the Obamas’ critics were raising suspicions, suggesting the trip was a calculated attempt to deflect criticism of the first lady’s more expensive tastes in vacations and wardrobe.

“First Lady Michelle Obama shopping at Target with an AP photographer in tow . . . . planned? I think so,” tweeted Fox News and syndicated radio host Sean Hannity.

“One wonders if First Lady Michelle Obama truly thought she could pass for an ‘everywoman’ as she shopped” at Target, sniffed the Blaze, a Web site launched last year by radio host Glenn Beck.

Rush Limbaugh called it “What a phony-baloney plastic banana good-time rock-and-roller optic photo op.”


http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle ... story.html


http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle ... story.html

As predictable as the criticism was, there might have been something to the notion of White House orchestration.

Ya think?

Neither the White House nor the Associated Press will say how AP photographer Charles Dharapak came to be the only news photographer present at the Alexandria Target to capture Obama’s shopping excursion.
“All I can say is that it was the result of good source work on his part,” AP spokesman Paul Colford said, declining to elaborate on the sources or the work involved.


Good source work?
You bet, especially since the 'source' could have been none other than the White House itself.


As a practical matter, it’s difficult to know in advance where a first lady is headed without White House cooperation.

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 Post subject: Re: Congress Cancels Mrs Obama's Government Credit Card
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:37 am 
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I hadn't thought about it but that's true. Secret Service would have made sure it was kept very quiet given the venue so who would have risked committing a Felony to tip off a reporter if it wasn't cleared.

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