Skip to comments.First Lady Visits Gettysburg with Children
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."
Her handlers musta had a devil of a time talking her into this one.
MoBama: Kids, this is where we free slaves tried to beat back the racist crackers.
Wonder if she stayed at the KOA campground and walked the fields?
Still a vacation. When was your last vacation?
It was on ‘her own personal time’?
She’s not a gubmt employee.
So what other kind of time does she have?
The handlers are trying to make the Obamas appealing to the returning warriors. It won’t work. Michelle does NOT appreciate Gettysburg.
Fine by me. But it's the liberal press who slobber all over them.
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.
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
If Mr. Kirby is respecting their privacy, why did he issue a press release?
It may not have started yet.
It doesn’t start till after labor day in many places.
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?
Pulling weeds in the garden and stuff like that!
No. I suspect it is low key precisely to make it “appear” genuine.
You can’t convince me she gives a rats ass about us history.
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.
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.
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.
Whats a matter Moochelle? Why did you decide to go slumming?
Shouldn’t your kids be in school?
Ok, now kids, write up that report on that great battle..and define the importance of Picket’s Charge.
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.
On her own personal time???? What other time does she have???
Timing was great. Two hours before lunch time.
Maybe the kids wanted to learn more about that "Gettysburg Address" that Glenn Beck read Saturday....?
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.
Honestly, I have never been able to take a vacation since I go married & had kids.
I mean even the slaves realized it, and were Republicans for 100 years.
I'm thinking about it...
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.
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.
“Mrs. Obama was reportedly here for two hours, around lunch time.”
You can’t even appreciate one-eighth of the National cemetary at Gettysburg in 2 hours. This is laughable.
This America/white hating poor excuse for a first lady could care less about Gettysburg.
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