First Lady Michelle Obama has now turned to fattening up our soldiers and their children.
At a Tuesday’s White House kickoff for the new “Joining Forces” campaign to support America’s military families – which she will lead along with Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden – Michelle decided to put out a big platter of saturated fat and calories.
As reported by the blog ObamaFoodorama:
Mini slabs of iced pound cake joined iced cinnamon rolls, blueberry muffins, chocolate chip rolls, apple turnovers, and croissant on laden silver trays, which were set atop a table covered in patriotic military blue silk, in the Cross Hall outside the East Room. White House butlers offered beverages, too, including fruit punch. There were kids on hand for the launch event, and they played in the hallway as Mrs. Obama, the President, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden made remarks for close to an hour.
I’m not sure which is worse – forcing kids to listen to politicians for an hour, or injecting sucrose into their bloodstreams.
Michelle, of course, runs the “Let’s Move” anti-obesity program. Just a few months ago, she declared obesity a national security issue, noting the prevalence of plus-sized recruits.
But back at the White House, she keeps trying to clog the arteries of her guests. In recent weeks, she stuffed the nation’s governors with 2,200 calories worth of dinner, tried to assassinate the president of China with a 2,900 calorie meal, and jeopardized the health of her Super Bowl party guests with bratwurst, kielbasa, cheeseburgers, buffalo wings, german potato salad, deep dish pizza, and ice cream.
Please, Mrs. Obama. This is a national security issue. Next time the soldiers are in the house, just some nice plates of veggies and low fat dip, along with some refreshing spring water to drink. Okay?
H/T to Granny Jan, who first mentioned this to me and who blogs at Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty.