While our First Lady hasn't been allowed available to appear at any speaking engagements here in the United States lately... well, other than the September 17th trip to the Farmer's Market a block away from the White House to purchase over-priced certified organic Tuscan Kale to promote healthier eating habits, for which (according to the Washington Post):
The Secret Service and the D.C. police brought in three dozen vehicles and shut down H Street, Vermont Avenue, two lanes of I Street and an entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station. They swept the area, in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with bomb-sniffing dogs and installed magnetometers in the middle of the street, put up barricades to keep pedestrians out, and took positions with binoculars atop trucks. Though the produce stand was only a block or so from the White House, the first lady hopped into her armored limousine and pulled into the market amid the wail of sirens.
Michelle Obama is now in Copenhagen to "raise up the platform of fitness and competition and fair play," through a plea (to a group of people involved in the Chicago project) to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago. Of course, this difficult and selfless effort is for the financial health benefit of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and her Senior White House adviser and consigliere, Valerie Jarrett poor/obese children who (for an absence of funds), find that, "athletics is becoming more of a fleeting opportunity" and therefore "harder for kids to engage in sports, to learn how to swim, to even ride a bike". However, she assured her congregation audience that, "As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or (my "dear friend" and "chit-chat buddy") Oprah or the president to come for these few days," it is but another day in her (and her husband's)committment to the indoctrination ... education... errr, whatever, of the children.
"As first lady, as many of you know, I’ve made it a priority to bridge the gap between the White House and communities across D.C. and across the country," she said further and reminded them of how she has, "spent much of my first nine months trying to open the doors to the White House to kids who might not otherwise see themselves having access to these institutions (or hospitals) because that’s where I came from – communities like that where kids never dreamed that they could set foot in the White House, let alone live there…And Barack and I made a point of doing the same thing when we lived in Chicago – making the concerns of kids in all sorts of communities our own."... uhhhh... except for that bus load of kindergarteners from Stafford County, Virginia we turned away.... 'cause I didn't come from there.
The First HypocriteLady made clear her belief in the importance of bringing the Olymics to Chicago, even as the people of the Windy City made clear the feelings of their own. She is confident that her "sacrifice" (unlike those being made by our troops fighting in The War We Need to Win... although being uncomfortable with the word, "victory" ... ) will "let people know that we understand that sports saves lives, that it makes dreams come true, that it creates visions in kids’ heads to make them think they can be the next David Robinson, the next Barack Obama, the next Nadia Comaneci, the next Oprah Winfrey..."
Yeah... Like everything else..... It's allllllllll for the kids...