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First Lady Visits Gettysburg with Children
The Gettysburg Times ^ | September 1, 2010 | Bob Kirby

Posted on 09/01/2010 6:01:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Gettysburg Battlefield with her daughters Wednesday, according to the National Park Service.

GNMP Supt. Bob Kirby reported that Obama "travelled here on her own personal time earlier today to spend private time touring the park with her children."

Mrs. Obama was reportedly here for two hours, around lunch time.

Kirby noted that "we respected her request for privacy and we appreciate everybody's support to help make it happen."


TOPICS: History; Local News; Politics; Travel
KEYWORDS: flotus; michelleobama; obama; pennsylvania
Was the French Riviera all booked up?
1 posted on 09/01/2010 6:01:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Her handlers musta had a devil of a time talking her into this one.


2 posted on 09/01/2010 6:02:53 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MoBama: Kids, this is where we free slaves tried to beat back the racist crackers.


3 posted on 09/01/2010 6:04:28 PM PDT by VastRWCon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonder if she stayed at the KOA campground and walked the fields?


4 posted on 09/01/2010 6:04:57 PM PDT by jessduntno ("There's only one true Christian liberal in the country and that's Mike Huckabee." - Ann Coulter)
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To: skeeter

Still a vacation. When was your last vacation?


5 posted on 09/01/2010 6:05:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It was on ‘her own personal time’?

She’s not a gubmt employee.

So what other kind of time does she have?


6 posted on 09/01/2010 6:06:03 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The handlers are trying to make the Obamas appealing to the returning warriors. It won’t work. Michelle does NOT appreciate Gettysburg.


7 posted on 09/01/2010 6:07:53 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Kirby noted that "we respected her request for privacy and we appreciate everybody's support to help make it happen."

Fine by me. But it's the liberal press who slobber all over them.

8 posted on 09/01/2010 6:08:35 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thats fine, but I suspect this is really an attempt at damage control after all the criticism she has received for all the Partay vacations.


9 posted on 09/01/2010 6:09:05 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hasn’t school satrted in Washington yet?

Oh and by the way I could care less what this “First time I have been proud of my country” lady she should spend more time on her tread mill food cop


10 posted on 09/01/2010 6:09:38 PM PDT by funfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Mr. Kirby is respecting their privacy, why did he issue a press release?


11 posted on 09/01/2010 6:10:50 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (You can force me to recycle, but I will NOT sing the song!)
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To: funfan

It may not have started yet.
It doesn’t start till after labor day in many places.


12 posted on 09/01/2010 6:11:06 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: mylife
Thats fine, but I suspect this is really an attempt at damage control after all the criticism she has received for all the Partay vacations.

If that were the case, she'd have had half the DC press pool following behind them, taking pictures, and filming her talk about how the South was fighting for slavery. But this was uncharacteristically low-key. I wonder why?

13 posted on 09/01/2010 6:13:36 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: earlJam

Pulling weeds in the garden and stuff like that!


14 posted on 09/01/2010 6:14:47 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Non-Sequitur

No. I suspect it is low key precisely to make it “appear” genuine.


15 posted on 09/01/2010 6:15:33 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: mylife; All

You can’t convince me she gives a rats ass about us history.
It’s politics


16 posted on 09/01/2010 6:15:43 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: sonic109

I agree.


17 posted on 09/01/2010 6:16:28 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Four years ago.

I'm sure Michelle didn't consider this a vacation, though. More like work.

Just a place where alot of white guys got blown up. Boring.

18 posted on 09/01/2010 6:17:35 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So did they close the park to the peasants for the two hours so she could have her privacy?
19 posted on 09/01/2010 6:19:30 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"travelled here on her own personal time

What the heck does that mean? It is not like she has a real JOB. What were they trying to convey? Why emphasis on her own personal time? If they had said DIME, that would have made sense. I guess the were just trying to get around anyone asking..."what, another vacation?" But who would have said that about a day's trip to...any place? Just a real strange statement. And I am sure all the privacy was because she did not want to be photographed with all the weight gain from vacation fare she has been gobbling down. Or for America to see her at yet another ice cream shop.

This time of year is very busy at Gettysburg. They must have had a heck of a time giving her privacy there. It is not an easy place to navigate if streets and locations are closed off because some one wants to view areas privately.

I just hope, as she walked the grounds where so many shed their blood and died for the "cause"...so many white soldiers...that she gave thanks and was proud of her country.

BTW Gettysburg is a beautiful drive from DC through lovely countryside, and a little less than two hours away, even closer if they left from Camp David (Of course, I don't know if they were there or at the WH, just mentioning it for those who don't know the area). But, I wonder how many attendants she had to take along with her, and how many vehicles accompanied her tour. These people just don't seem to want to spend much time around Dad.

20 posted on 09/01/2010 6:24:06 PM PDT by CitizenM ("Do you miss me yet?" Yes, George, we do.)
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To: ladyvet

she took her daughter to Annapolis and the Capitol one day.
then they went to Monticello another day in august.
so this is just another check list item.

plus what else would you do if you had 20 aides to plan day trips like
this for you?

sidwell friends starts after labor day.


21 posted on 09/01/2010 6:25:19 PM PDT by preamble
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whats a matter Moochelle? Why did you decide to go slumming?

Shouldn’t your kids be in school?


22 posted on 09/01/2010 6:26:23 PM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ok, now kids, write up that report on that great battle..and define the importance of Picket’s Charge.


23 posted on 09/01/2010 6:26:33 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In addition, was this press release issued by Kirby only to the Gettysburg Times? I don't see any other articles on Google News. Odd.
24 posted on 09/01/2010 6:27:08 PM PDT by willieroe
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To: mylife

The visit may have been the kids’ idea and Mama was just accommodating them. That may be why it was so low key.....but it hits the news the same day? Go figure.


25 posted on 09/01/2010 6:27:59 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

On her own personal time???? What other time does she have???


26 posted on 09/01/2010 6:29:01 PM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Timing was great. Two hours before lunch time.


27 posted on 09/01/2010 6:31:30 PM PDT by Anna W
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To: BIGLOOK
The visit may have been the kids’ idea and Mama was just accommodating them. That may be why it was so low key.....but it hits the news the same day? Go figure.

Maybe the kids wanted to learn more about that "Gettysburg Address" that Glenn Beck read Saturday....?

28 posted on 09/01/2010 6:31:43 PM PDT by willieroe
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To: CitizenM

She just didn’t want to be photographed with her girls in the usual vacation hairdo’s. Pulled back in a bun. This way — no hairdresser, no problem.


29 posted on 09/01/2010 6:31:48 PM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.wgal.com/video/24844846/detail.html


30 posted on 09/01/2010 6:42:06 PM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Honestly, I have never been able to take a vacation since I go married & had kids.


31 posted on 09/01/2010 6:49:34 PM PDT by quikdrw (Life is tough....it's even tougher if you are stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Doesn't this stupid marxist imbecile realize that the GOP freed the slaves?.

I mean even the slaves realized it, and were Republicans for 100 years.

32 posted on 09/01/2010 6:52:05 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rome2000
Gosh, is there a zone of privacy that applies to Mrs. O and to her kids as well?

I'm thinking about it...

33 posted on 09/01/2010 7:04:40 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: willieroe

Doubtful. It may have been site suggested by a history teacher at the school they attend to visit over summer vacation. We’ll never know.


34 posted on 09/01/2010 7:04:52 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: mylife

I was convinced by the title of this thread that it was Laura Bush who visited Gettysburg. My bad! Although I haven’t and probably never will accept the wussie and wookie as president and first lady. Maybe the first wookie. I can handle that.

Its just another day of vacation for her disguised as a history lesson. Gee, why don’t they fund a site seeing tour for the lower income kids so they can enjoy some of America’s history. Naw, they’re too selfish and entitled to think of something like that. Its all for them and their kids.


35 posted on 09/01/2010 7:05:16 PM PDT by Catsrus (Have)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Mrs. Obama was reportedly here for two hours, around lunch time.”

Let’s EAT!


36 posted on 09/01/2010 7:08:26 PM PDT by maggief
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can’t even appreciate one-eighth of the National cemetary at Gettysburg in 2 hours. This is laughable.


37 posted on 09/01/2010 7:37:57 PM PDT by WVNight (We havn't played Cowboys and Muslims yet....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BS.
This America/white hating poor excuse for a first lady could care less about Gettysburg.


38 posted on 09/01/2010 8:30:05 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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