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Michelle Obama Visits the Farmer's Market

The first lady joins workers from nearby buildings and D.C. residents shopping at the new farmers market near the White House.

By Web Politics Editor  |  September 17, 2009; 7:21 PM ET
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Here I was all up-set at smy98th for screaming (all-caps email) and wasn't bothered at all - I agreed. Wow. I was feeling a bit screechy myself - someone mentioned many laid-off Republicans being on comments...but I don't know...I teach, and our system really isn't designed to encourage us to do critical thinking - it takes a lot of work to apply the civics you may or may not have gotten in school...Max Baucus got a major shock and deserves an award for fighting the flow, after he realized his fellow Republican senators were not going to pass anything labeled health reform. I wouldn't approve his bill - it's too like Medicare Part D, glibly passed off by AARP as "the best we could do" - well, if the best you could do was to bankrupt a healthy program, why didn't you do nothing?

A lot of insurance is sold in the name of AARP. AARP used to mean something - something good - now, well it means something but that something is unprintable. So - nix on Max's legislation, but kudos for his courage!

Posted by: carolc1 | September 20, 2009 7:14 PM | Report abuse

GOOD TO HAVE a SMART FIRST LADY. SHE GAVE UP A SIX FIGURE SALARY AND A STAFF TO COME AND WORK FOR US FOR FREE.

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE TWO SMART PEOPLE IN THE WHITE HOUSE WORKING FOR US. OF COURSE THEY CAN ONLY DO AS MUCH AS WE LET THEM. REMEMBER WHEN WE WANTED THE GREAT MIND OF HILARY CLINTON TO BAKE COOKIES?

I SEE THAT THE GOP BIG MEETING HAS ON THEIR PROGRAM TO GET WOMENT BACK TO BAREFOOT AND PREGNANT.MAYBE SOME SMART WOMAN CAN FIND A WAY TO GET THOSE GUYS TO HAVE THEIR OWN BABIES.

AS FAR AS MRS. OBAMAS FASHION, I SEE MANY WOMEN GOING SLEEVELESS, EVEN ON T.V.
NOW IF MRS, OBAMA CAN GET THEM OUT OF THOSE UNHEALTHY HIGH HEALS AND TOXIC LEAD LIPSTICK; SHE WILL HAVE SAVED THE NATION MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN HEALTH CARE COST BY PREVENING LEAD POISONING AND BACK AND KIDNEY DISORDERS.

WOMEN, LET'S GET REAL. WE LOOK GOOD WHEN WE ARE HEALTHY. NO NEED TO BE A MAN'S IDEA OF SEXY.

Posted by: sm98yth | September 19, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

dennisintn- You insist she has a staff that costs 1.9 million. Where are you getting that information? Links please. How long of a period is that supposed to cover? A day, month, year, 4 year term? From the information provided, the farmers market she visited is new and close to the White House. The first lady has been talking to kids about eating fresh food and vegetables. The farmers market is a place you buy fresh food and vegetables. Seems to go together to me. And why shouldn't she check it out anyway? She wants to be involved in the city they now reside in. I happen to like my farmers market locally. Just came from there a couple hours ago. Fresh produce and grass fed beef. What more can a person want for their food?

Posted by: alaskan2 | September 18, 2009 8:29 PM | Report abuse

let's see now, she has a "staff" off her own that costs taxpayers l.9 million dollars, and the farmer's market is the best thing they could come up with for her to do?
dennisintn

Posted by: dennisintn | September 18, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Paaa - In case it has escaped your notice- the woman who is married to the president is the first lady as long as her husband is president. It isn't like you get a choice. The president made his choice years ago when he married her. And as far as "rejecting" the Clintons, I seem to remember we elected President Clinton to two terms and Hilary was our first lady for eight years!

Posted by: alaskan2 | September 18, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

ckelly12wp You are quick to make nasty comments about the first lady but I want to see proof of your allegations. Back it up. Post some links about how she the "largest and most expensive staffs". I have not heard that at all. As far as you snide remark about "a fashion show", the first lady has good taste but does have a tendency to buy from places that main stream American women buy, like J Crew. She hasn't changed from what she wore before becoming first lady. As for the arms, most women are jealous but anyone who wants to work out like she does can have good arms. You begrudge her her hard work to stay fit? You sound jealous. As to the water in California, you all have been taking water from other states for decades.. Our water supplies are diminishing. It is time to start looking at how water is used and it must be used in a smarter and more eficient manner. And I don't think the first lady is in charge of your water??!! If she has a bigger staff it is probably in secret service because of all the threats they recieve. Give her a break.

Posted by: alaskan2 | September 18, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Never start a farm in a desert. It's just plain stupid.

Posted by: hhkeller | September 18, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Lots of laid off Republicans out there. Can always tell by the nasty posts.

Posted by: hhkeller | September 18, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

The American people rejected the Clintons when they said during the 1992 campaign "Buy one get one free." Why should we accept Michele simply because her husband was elected?

Posted by: Paaa | September 18, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

The First Lady has one of the largest, most expensive staffs ever for her position. At a time when all of America is "cutting back," and the national debt looms for generations to come, she should be ashamed. And, what have we gotten for all this taxpayer money? A fashion show and buff arms. No thank you. I would like to be able to shop at the Farmer's Market, too!

But, fear not. We will all be equal once the sick radical environmentalist Czars and advisors completely run farmers and ranchers out of business. http://bit.ly/Aj4mR
Then we will have solar and wind farms to power our ovens to cook food imported from China. Hmmmm... Chinese products.... hmmmm..... like the toys that poisoned our children? The milk that is poisoning theirs? TURN ON THE WATER IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY. We can put the smelt in hatcheries and raise them for the fishermen. They've overfished the waters for 2 centuries.

Posted by: ckelly12wp | September 18, 2009 11:43 AM | Report abuse

It must have been a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY slow news day for you folks...

Posted by: aseawell | September 18, 2009 9:28 AM | Report abuse

I am so happy Mrs Obama support the famers market Now Help the Farmers in the Delta area in California They Need water

Posted by: akeegan2 | September 18, 2009 9:21 AM | Report abuse

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