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Michelle Obama & Maureen McDonnell campaign against childhood obesity

Anita Kumar

Gov. Bob McDonnell didn't score an invite to see President Obama when he came to the state last week, but first lady Michelle Obama asked Maureen McDonnell to join her in Arlington yesterday.

Maureen McDonnell joined Michelle Obama to kick off an intiative against childhood obesity at the YMCA in Alexandria.

"Let me begin by thanking the new first lady in the room, Maureen McDonnell,'' Obama said yesterday. "We are going to have a great time working together. She is already very engaged and supportive of these initiatives. And since she's so close I am counting on her to work alongside me on some of these issues."

We wish we could tell you more about the event, but we learned about it after it was already over. The governor's press office said Virginia's first lady received a last minute invitation, and the media could not be notified before the event.

By Anita Kumar  |  January 29, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Barack Obama , Robert F. McDonnell  
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Posted by: thuff7 | January 30, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

I assume the fluff comment refers to the snow falling outside. Fat unhealthy kids become fat unhealthy adults, make our insurance rates rise, and put more stress on limited medical resources. I'm glad to see my new governor's wife is working with Mrs. Obama on this issue. Here's hoping her husband doesn't slash school funding too much.

Posted by: greyK | January 30, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

"Michelle Obama & Maureen McDonnell campaign against childhood obesity" - the liberal/progressive POST

....Well I didn't think Bob McDonnell let his woman out of the house.

I mean that's the impression I got from reading all those anti-Bob McDonnell that the POST ran against the Repubican while they were running Deeds campaign.


POST........sometimes you need to do the right thing. And the right thing would be apologize for attacking and smearing Bob over the "woman" issue. Apoloize to your readers and the people of Virgina.

And please do not insert yourselfs into any more elections, that's for We The People to decide not a handful of liberal/progressives.....at the POST.

Posted by: allenridge | January 30, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

"And please do not insert yourselfs [sic] into any more elections, that's for We The People to decide not a handful of liberal/progressives.....at the POST."

Are you seriously suggesting that we should do away with freedom of the press as well as free speech just because there are those who may have an opinion different from yours?

It has been an unmistakable trend here on the WP.com blogs for conservatives to insist that anybody who disagrees with their views should S.T.F.U. and go away.

Sounds a bit like Joseph Stalin's politics, doesn't it? Is that your role model for governing?

When Stalin wanted to reassert his primacy, he would go out an "shoot some intellectuals." The Republicans of Virginia look like they're taking a step in that direction with all the budget cuts to schools. Wait and see, but it looks like public education in Virginia is doomed while private schools will get all the funding.

Posted by: thuff7 | January 30, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

greyK: The "fluff" comment refers to the puff pieces being run by the Post while the Virginia legislature is in it's rare 60-day session. The Post should be telling us what bills are being voted on, what the language of those bills is and what the prospects are for a state that needs to compete with countries such as Brazil, China and India where spending on infrastructure and education is increasing enormously.

Posted by: thuff7 | January 30, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

allenridge wrote: "POST........sometimes you need to do the right thing. And the right thing would be apologize for attacking and smearing Bob over the "woman" issue. Apologize to your readers and the people of Virgina."

Apologize for printing, word for word, McDonnell's own words? When is repeating what you said an "attack" or a "smear"? The real question is why McDonnell has not explained where those words came from, why he wrote them and why today he seems to repudiate them, though I don't think he's actually ever done that.

allenridge wrote: "And please do not insert yourselfs into any more elections, that's for We The People to decide not a handful of liberal/progressives.....at the POST."

Are you seriously saying the press has no place in the election process? No place to print a candidate's own words? No place to point out discrepancies, inconsistencies, and sometimes down right lies? Who do you want to have that ability? You don't have it, I don't. We don't have the resources. A free press is key to governing in a free state.

It is not fair to print misrepresentations or innuendo, but McDonnell's own words? How more accurate can a press be?


Posted by: Fate1 | January 30, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

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