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Michelle Obama shops incognito at Target (Photo) (BREAKING NEWS!)
cbs ^ | 9/29/2011 | By Brian Montopoli

Posted on 09/29/2011 4:21:42 PM PDT by tobyhill

First Lady Michelle Obama was spotted shopping at Target by an Associated Press photographer who told CBS News he was tipped off that she would be there.

AP photographer Charles Dharapak told CBS News he took the picture at the Target on Route 1 in Alexandria, Virginia.

The first lady's office confirmed that the picture showed Mrs. Obama, though it did not immediately respond when asked if it tipped off Dharapak.

"It is not uncommon for the First Lady to slip out to run an errand, eat at a local restaurant or otherwise enjoy the city outside the White House gates," said Kristina Schake, communications director for the First Lady.

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To: tobyhill
Oh, big deal!!

Now, had she snuck into Wal-Mart, now THAT would've been a scandal.

51 posted on 09/29/2011 4:37:21 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: maggief
Lysol and Febreze ... something stinks ... just sayin’.

Gonna disinfect Zero's drunk, odoriferous (and illegal) uncle.

52 posted on 09/29/2011 4:37:39 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Baladas
And why does she even bother with a cart?

That was the first thing I noticed. She's carrying three bags, but pushing an empty cart?

53 posted on 09/29/2011 4:39:05 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Bryanw92

It still looks a bit glossy to me to be done on the spot, but if it can be done, ok.


54 posted on 09/29/2011 4:39:14 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: paterfamilias; windcliff

The aisles aren’t the only WIDE thing in that store ;-)


55 posted on 09/29/2011 4:39:30 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Bryanw92

peopleofwalmart.com


56 posted on 09/29/2011 4:39:34 PM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: tobyhill

Does anyone recognize the purse she is carrying? A large leather designer purse like that could cost $2000.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the bag was very expensive. Remember she wore $500 sneakers to a food pantry.


57 posted on 09/29/2011 4:39:54 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: tobyhill

Did she pay for everything with an EBT card?


58 posted on 09/29/2011 4:40:37 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Baladas

OK you fashion pros, what is that about a $4,000 handbag?


60 posted on 09/29/2011 4:40:54 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: tobyhill

She looks like she’s truly ashamed to be seen there with the little people.


61 posted on 09/29/2011 4:40:54 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: mnehring
Look around the store behind her. Have you ever seen a Target so lacking in people. One lady right behind her is probably an assistant. Two checkers looking bored, that's it. It is a complete photo-op. They probably closed down the entire store, grabbed a couple of bags and random crap to put in it and took this 'staged' photo. I'm sure after this shot was snapped, she dropped the bags and had her assistant go to a custom designer for all her trappings.

Sounds about right. This is an utterly staged photo-op. The fact that the media was tipped off in advance makes it so transparent. The other "shoppers" in some of the pictures are probably Secret Service or White House staffers.
62 posted on 09/29/2011 4:40:58 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: riri

I guess all the exotic trips while Americans suffer wasn’t helping Obama much, so it’s time to pretend to be like the little people!


63 posted on 09/29/2011 4:41:11 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: riri

Picking up something for the Queen next time they visit Great Britain.


64 posted on 09/29/2011 4:41:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: tcrlaf

“Sale on boob belts, aisle 4!”


65 posted on 09/29/2011 4:42:16 PM PDT by twister881
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To: tobyhill

i’m sure it was a secret trip.

no one knew about it.

/s


66 posted on 09/29/2011 4:42:16 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Baladas

Come on,

That outfit

Really?


67 posted on 09/29/2011 4:42:33 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: maggief

I think she’s buying Nair for her moustache.


68 posted on 09/29/2011 4:42:47 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: maggief
She did say the girls did not like to snuggle with him in the mornings because he was “stinky.”
:)
69 posted on 09/29/2011 4:43:56 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Smells of wacky tabacky, B.O., and urine.


70 posted on 09/29/2011 4:45:37 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Baladas
And why does she even bother with a cart?

Because it's hiding her enormous ass?

71 posted on 09/29/2011 4:50:04 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: tobyhill

This White House preaches nothing but ‘BULL SHIT AND LIES’

This was a set up photo op..nothing more...tell us what she had in those bags...was it worth the expense of going shopping considering the security she takes with her???

SHE IS A WASTE JUST LIKE HER MUSLIM HUSBAND..
VOTE THEM BACK TO CHICAGO IN NOV. 2012


72 posted on 09/29/2011 4:53:22 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: tobyhill
The wide ride was the first clue, but when she began to accuse a rep in Customer Service of racism, it was pretty much a done deal.

ML/NJ

73 posted on 09/29/2011 4:53:48 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: maggief

If she had shopped at Target before I just might believe this was something other than a “She’s Just Like Us” photo op.

She’s been reading the stories about her lavish lifestyle in the face of a crappy Obama economy.


74 posted on 09/29/2011 4:53:59 PM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: tobyhill

BS, ofcourse it was staged. Apparently the numbnuts at the WH figured out her Marie Antoinette behavour was a problem.


75 posted on 09/29/2011 4:54:08 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

If you go to the link, they talk about how different she looks than the other day and provided another link. Only comment on THAT one is, does she ever buy blouses that fit!!??


76 posted on 09/29/2011 4:54:15 PM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: Bryanw92; Jonty30
A decent digital SLR can do automatic white balance on the fly. Photoshop on the RAW image does the rest.

Oh yeah, I frequently find myself shopping at Target with my SLR out of the camera bag, the lens mounted and the mode set to RAW, just in case I need to do some serious PhotoShop work. ;-)

Shades of that retired couple with the tape-recorder-enabled, cell-phone-intercepting, dash-mounted-scanner in their Lincoln Continental.

77 posted on 09/29/2011 4:55:43 PM PDT by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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To: CommieCutter

I know it’s Photoshopped but that picture has me LOL! Barry O is such a jerk!


78 posted on 09/29/2011 4:55:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Too much "education" can destroy your brain.)
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To: CommieCutter

I know it’s Photoshopped but that picture has me LOL! Barry O is such a jerk!


79 posted on 09/29/2011 4:56:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Too much "education" can destroy your brain.)
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To: CommieCutter

I know it’s Photoshopped but that picture has me LOL! Barry O is such a jerk!


80 posted on 09/29/2011 4:56:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Too much "education" can destroy your brain.)
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To: tobyhill
Obviously trolling for the black vote.

The black caucus types have been getting mad at the fancy vacations and parties.

Time to show 'em the Obamas are just like them.

81 posted on 09/29/2011 4:56:55 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: COUNTrecount

She buying herself Depends, and cigarettes for her husband.


84 posted on 09/29/2011 5:03:04 PM PDT by beethoven
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To: tobyhill

Incognito? Heck! That is the way she always dresses and looks!


85 posted on 09/29/2011 5:07:01 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ColdOne
I thought Target was non-union?

Union or non-union I don't know about that. But I do know that if you shop at Target you're giving to the DNC by default.

87 posted on 09/29/2011 5:10:19 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Perry/Cain haters may not be RINOs but I cant think of anything a RINO would have done differently)
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To: tobyhill
Incognito? I'd know those hefty thighs anywhere. I suppose she had no Security with her. She is a joke so is her skinny runt of a husband
88 posted on 09/29/2011 5:10:59 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Jonty30
"..colour photoes.."

That's racist!

Besides, these photos are not GREAT, just mediocre snapshots.

89 posted on 09/29/2011 5:11:02 PM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: Baladas

Michelle needed something to go with her $40,000 bracelet.


90 posted on 09/29/2011 5:11:50 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: GeronL

Hahaha


91 posted on 09/29/2011 5:11:52 PM PDT by funfan
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To: the_Watchman
So where is the security detail?

She's carrying one in each bag, there's one on the bottom of the cart, the woman behind her is a 250 lb man in disguise, and then she's got the two guys who she carries around in her hollowed out butt.

92 posted on 09/29/2011 5:13:33 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: CommieCutter
I’m curious why this is such a big deal?

Just remember that Target has always been the store of preference for democrats. Democrats have been known to protest the building of a new Walmart and they'd be protesting with Target signs.

Like Starbucks, Target is a pro-democrat place of business. You will NOT see the Obamas at Walmart.

93 posted on 09/29/2011 5:13:39 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Perry/Cain haters may not be RINOs but I cant think of anything a RINO would have done differently)
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To: tobyhill

Oh, ya, i never would have recognized her! (eyeroll)


94 posted on 09/29/2011 5:14:09 PM PDT by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: maggief

I wonder if she can shew gum and push a cart at the same time


95 posted on 09/29/2011 5:15:15 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Recovering_Democrat

And buying toilet bowl cleaner at that


96 posted on 09/29/2011 5:16:22 PM PDT by funfan
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To: maggief
"She apparently was recognized only by the cashier.."

That's Barbra Streisand, Bacon Sandwich, and road apples all rolled into one.

Just because throngs of nerds don't fawn all over her doesn't mean someone didn't recognize her.

97 posted on 09/29/2011 5:17:08 PM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: tobyhill

So what?


98 posted on 09/29/2011 5:17:14 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: tobyhill

yep election campaigning


99 posted on 09/29/2011 5:17:17 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mwilli20

>>Oh yeah, I frequently find myself shopping at Target with my SLR out of the camera bag, the lens mounted and the mode set to RAW

I think the story said that the photographer had been tipped off beforehand.


100 posted on 09/29/2011 5:17:56 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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