Michelle is in the news. A lot.
From the Washington Times:
A media research firm says Michelle Obama has gotten nearly 30,000 mentions in the press since her husband was elected president, more than tripling the attention paid her predecessor, Laura Bush, during the equivalent time.
The current first lady steamrolled, garnering 29,634 mentions, compared to 8,707 for Mrs. Bush in the nearly three-year periods under review.
Michelle is also relentlessly campaigning and raising money and, in the manner of her husband – and to be fair, her husband’s predecessor – at your expense.
Tuesday, she flew to Detroit and Chicago for a pair of fundraisers that will go on the taxpayer’s tab because of her appearance at an “official” event in Chi-town, “The Mayor’s Summit on Food Desserts,” the mayor of course being Rahm Emanuel.
On Thursday, Mrs. Obama jets to Jacksonville and Tampa for three fundraisers, holding official events at the airports.
The Jacksonville “event” will include a meeting with “culinary students who won the ‘Cooking up Change’national healthy cooking contest,” according to the White House. I assume this and the meeting with “students from John Sexton Elementary School, which received an award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for its health and wellness efforts,” mean the DNC gets taxpayer help with the trip.