It was bizarre, to say the least. As noted, conservatives in particular jumped to tweet about the stunt. Most of all, the use of military personnel in dress uniform as props for her appearance was seen as a disgraceful move. One of my own tweets appeared in the collection.
Karen Townsend @penguinponders: FLOTUS announces Best Picture.Why?and military as props.Disgusting.
The White House, failing to grasp the national pulse yet again as far as optics go, tweeted out a photo Monday morning of the appearance. How proud they are!
Turns out Obama buddy and Hollywood liberal extraordinaire Harvey Weinstein was behind all this. It was the cherry on the liberal ice cream sundae feast. Interesting that Mr. Weinstein's ultra violent movies, from which he is a very wealthy man and able to contribute so generously to candidates, are not being called out by the First Lady. What with gun violence such a hot button issue in current events, you'd think that the First Lady would jump on the opportunity to voice her opinion of them as she promotes healthier lifestyles for children and families, wouldn't you?
Oh. That's right. This is the First Lady that only wants to work two days a week.
She was supposed to be a different kind of first lady—an Ivy League–educated, fashion-trendsetting professional who blew up the conventions of the job. No one could have imagined back in the heady days following the election that she’d declare that she would work only two or three days a week, choose a couple of politically comfortable issues, and stay out of the glare of the political spotlight. The result has been a low-key tenure that some have found to be disappointingly conventional.Playing dress up and reading off a teleprompter is hardly work, though. I wonder if that was counted as part of this week's two day commitment.