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Michelle Obama Assumes The Role Of National Nanny At White House Easter Egg Roll

by @ 1:35 pm on April 6, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Let me say at the start that I don’t really have a problem with the First Lady taking on the cause of childhood obesity, but there’s a time and a place when kids should just be allowed to be kids:

Michelle Obama took the candy out of Easter and replaced it with fruit, exercise and public hand-washing stations.

Peeps, jellybeans and chocolate bunnies were nowhere to be found at the White House’s Easter Egg Roll. Every goodie bag was stuffed with pre-screened fruit, and the grounds were filled with exercise stations hosted by Olympic athletes, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens players. The South Lawn was transformed into a playground as part of the first lady’s pledge to fight childhood obesity.

Good lord, must people be preached at all the time ?

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7 Responses to “Michelle Obama Assumes The Role Of National Nanny At White House Easter Egg Roll”

  1. tfr says:

    Sounds like an event that most kids wouldn’t want to attend…

  2. Dave says:

    At least private school children weren’t subjected to this, as they were excluded from White House Easter activities:
    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/63267

  3. Generally I do not make comments on blogs, but I would like to say that this post really forced me to do so. Really nice post!

  4. CTGal says:

    The “national nanny?” These are children aren’t they? I find it amusing that instead of honestly criticizing Michelle Obama’s efforts to combat childhood obesity, critics resort to using alarmist words like “nanny,” “nanny state,” “socialism,” “paternalism.”

    So, the bottom line is that all they’re doing is just calling names. It’s all so childish. I don’t know what’s worse, the critics who throw these terms around because they don’t have any better honest arguments, or the rubes who post comments to these posts who agree with them using even more pathetic arguments and name calling.

    I simply cannot get over the hysteria people work themselves into just because people are trying to change Americans bad eating habits.

  5. If she can’t let kids have fun at Easter without trying to teach them another annoying lesson, then she’s not a Nanny, she’s a ninny

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