As I've been working this morning, there's a few things I picked up just by reading headlines. One is that A.M.P.A.S. reached out to FLOTUS to ask her to present last night and that Harvey Weinstein facilitated it. So what's Jennifer Rubin's beef?
Um, (elbow) Jen? The main questions is "Why not?" and if that isn't good enough for you...
Now granted it was taped as opposed to Mrs. Obama's live presentation, but I'm sure there are reasons for that. Of course, that wasn't her only beef-
She declared of the Best Picture nominees, “They reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we dig deep enough and fight hard enough and find the courage within ourselves.” Alas, none of the films nor her aides reminded her to mention the military, not those personnel behind her nor those serving overseas, an odd omission for the White House that nevertheless was pleased to have them arrayed behind her like, well, set decoration.
Alas, so sad that the woman does nothing for the military or troops. She is expected to flog the patriotism at every venue.
It is not enough that President Obama pops up at every sporting event in the nation. Now the first lady feels entitled, with military personnel as props, to intrude on other forms of entertaining (this time for the benefit of the Hollywood glitterati who so lavishly paid for her husband’s election). I’m sure the left will holler that once again conservatives are being grouchy and have it in for the Obamas. Seriously, if they really had their president’s interests at heart, they’d steer away from encouraging these celebrity appearances. It makes both the president and the first lady seem small and grasping.
Yep, GWB never attended any sports events when he was President.
Careful with the use of that word "entitled" Jen. And if we're talking "small and grasping", I don't think it's the President and First Lady that look that way. The Washington Post could find a much better columnist.
In this case, it was just downright weird.
Speaking of weird television appearances.