While Barack Obama was busy on his West Coast tour, eating a donut like a damn bachelor on a The Hangover-esque wild weekend, his better half was back home in D.C. having salad in her heady, dank, local, organic, cooperative Communist garden with a bunch of schoolkids and Chef Daniel Boulud.
Why would the First Lady of the Land do such an anti-American thing — an activity that does not even involve a couch or Cheesy Poofs? Let's go to the White House Blog for some insight(ful propaganda!)…
The White House garden is part of the Let's Move! Initiative which seeks to end childhood obesity within a generation through improved nutrition and increased physical activity. In the spring of 2009, the First Lady and students from the DC area broke ground for the garden and since then nearly 1,600 pounds of food has been harvested. The produce is used in the White House but is also donated to local area food banks. The White House Garden has inspired communities across the country to plant similar gardens at schools, in abandoned lots, and in community spaces.
The alternate name for "Let's Move," "Get Up, Fatties!," was scrapped after it tested poorly with focus groups. Perhaps if those focus groups had not taken place at the Cinnabon at Washington National Airport, the reactions would've been more favorable.
At any rate, Michelle and her healthy friends dug up a bunch of sweet potatoes, including a godforsaken beast that tipped the scale at nearly four pounds. You know what makes a potato that big? SOCIALISM. And mulch.
Tags: Agriculture, Barack Obama, Education, Food, Health, Michelle Obama