Our fabulous FLOTUS Michelle Obama (making history at left, according to People, for being the first first lady to wear vintage – a Norman Norell – for a public appearance. We loves!) is getting support for her anti-obesity campaign from Republicans. It’s insanity that this is partisan or political, but these days, what isn’t.
Sarah Palin lashed out against Michelle Obama’s efforts on her show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, by making s’mores in support of dessert. And again she took on the campaign on Laura Ingraham’s radio program while there to promote her book.
“The first lady should ‘get off our back and allow us as individuals to exercise our own God-given rights to make our own decisions,'” the Washington Post quotes Palin. The anti-obesity effort falls under the “nanny state” heading that Palin and others have rallied against apparently.
Palin is considering a run for President in 2012, and some of her potential opponents are taking the First Lady’s side on this (non-) issue. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who dropped 100 pounds, has said Michelle Obama is “stating the obvious: that we do have an obesity crisis in this country” and that she’s “on target.” Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum have also praised the effort.
“Mrs. Palin would be more effective if she made some distinctions among the Obama policies that really are worth opposing,” writes the Wall Street Journal.