Let's Move, Sarah Palin, Hypocrisy and Pass the Dessert
Yet Another Update...
As more and more people hear about Ms Palin's snarky attempt to slam First Lady Obama over her efforts to get Americans to think and do something about childhood obesity, we add another voice to the mix.
Today the Wall Street Journal, no friend of liberals, came out in an editorial supporting Ms. Obama in this ongoing saga. The Journal admonished the former Alaska Governor not with empty criticism, but with her own words from a 2009 State of the State Address.
Sarah Palin, when she was in government said the same thing that Ms. Obama, a private citizen, has been saying for months, that "we can save a lot of [health care] money and a lot of grief by making smarter choices, ending destructive habits and beginning healthy habits in eating and exercise."
As each day goes by, it becomes increasingly clear that even if First Lady Michelle Obama was to 100% agree with Sarah Palin on an issue, which in this instance is true, Ms. Palin would disagree.
Makes you wonder why, doesn't it? Any thoughts?
Here's the link...
I recently came across this quote that obesity is... "a national health crisis . . . [that] is driving up healthcare costs and crippling the fabric of our communities."
Based on the hysteria that has followed First Lady Michelle Obama from people like Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck as she has tried to encourage Americans to exercise, eat better, and lose weight, you might assume this quote had come from the health care loving I'm gonna take away your dessert socialist commie Democrats.
You might assume that. And you would be wrong.
The above quote came from Steven K. Galson, the last Surgeon General of the administration of Presdent George W. Bush, who considered American obesity a health care epidemic.
It seems Michelle Obama sees our obsession with obesity and unhealthy foods just like the Bush Administration did, and yet neither of these charlatans, Beck or Palin found time to be critical of that Administration.
Enough already! Or as we say in Spanish, Ya basta!
I am generally a middle of the road guy when it comes to politics. Sometimes I lean a little right, and sometimes I lean a little left.
It seems Sarah Palin, of whom admittedly I am not a fan, once again took a shot at First Lady Michelle Obama. Her criticism was not about any policy issue mind you, she was being critical of Ms. Obama because she has had the audacity to suggest that perhaps, maybe, quizas, we might want to consider cutting back on the amount of sugar we allow our kids to eat and get our them exercising.
As study after study continue to show, America has a problem with obesity, and for a lot of people that problem begins in the younger years.
Ms. Palin apparently, does not think that encouraging the youth and families of America is something First Lady Obama should be doing.
For her, this is a parental rights issue. Parents, in Palin's view, know best, and need no advice, or encouragement from someone like the First Lady.
And so, she has been unsparing in her snarky ridicule of a program with a single goal of raising healthier children.
Ms. Palin, I have a few questions for you about this.
1. Is anything Michelle Obama has suggested in her Let's Move campaign a bad thing?
2. Were you as critical towards First Lady Laura Bush for suggesting that kids read more?
3. How about First Lady Barbara Bush, was it wrong for her to promote literacy when George the Elder was President?
Now I know that Sarah Palin is not coming to my blog anytime soon. I also know that she would have no problem with either of the causes the Bushes supported, even though, using her logic, a parent has a God given right to educate, or not educate his or her children as they see fit.
That leads me to believe that the only reason for opposing First Lady Obama's program to encourage healthy eating and exercising habits in children is nothing more than blatant hypocrisy and partisanship.
Something we see way too much of from our elected and public leaders.