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Letters: Too late for First Lady to start acting like Betsy Ross

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Posted: Sunday, May 8, 2011 1:15 am

Michelle Obama says she is determined to use the wonderful megaphone she has as First Lady to “highlight the plight of military families and encourage Americans to do more.” ... Too little, and way too late, Mrs. Obama, to start acting like Betsy Ross.

Where has our First Lady been for the past two years? The “plight of military families” has always been there.

Mrs. Obama has managed, though, to enjoy 10 vacations in that time period. Does anyone remember seeing her visiting any military families at bases, forts, naval stations, Coast Guard stations, military hospitals here or overseas during those two years? How many breakfasts, lunches, teas or dinners has our First Lady hosted for military families?

She has managed to appear on the Oprah Show and host a Motown celebration though. She has started an Obesity Awareness Campaign (I guess overweight children come before military families in need).

What does this “too little, too late” campaign for military families consist of? Encouragement. Yes, folks, Michelle Obama is going to “encourage businesses, non-profit groups and celebrities and others to pitch in and help.” Pitch in where? Help how? Our First Lady has one of the most impressive educational histories of any past First Ladies. She has a B.A. from Princeton and then went on to get a law degree at Harvard. She is briefed on everything so why has it taken two years to acknowledge “the plight of military families.” Her husband, the president of the United States, is also commander in chief of the military.

Leon Ceniceros


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