Skip to comments.Michelle Obama shops incognito at Target (Photo) (BREAKING NEWS!)
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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I thought Target was non-union?
BS Photo op meant to show us how “just like us she is.
In other words they wanted to show how she slips out to be with the common folk so they tipped the photographer.
I’m curious why this is such a big deal?
Drudge has is posted as the main story....
I find this a bit hard to believe without them shutting down a three city block buffer zone and surrounding the place with SS agents.
So where is the security detail? I doubt this one.
It looks a little too prepared.
I’m told great colour photoes of that quality can’t just be snapped on the fly, but some prep work is necessary.
Notice there are no other customers shown.
Did Target open the store just for her?
What’s in her cart? Halloween candy?
How much did this campaign trip cost?
She even went as far on this photo prop as to hide the Secret Service.
I am sure she’ll find a Justin Beiber shirt to go with her $80,000 bracelet
If she’s auditioning for “People of Wal-mart” she needs some leopard-skin stretch pants, a wife-beater shirt over a regular bra, and she needs to BE AT WAL-MART!
She totally looks in her element in that picture.
You can’t fool me. Someone just photshopped a picture of Aunt Esther at a Target.
Is that an employment application sticking out of her purse?
As usual, her yes men told her she was well dressed.
Remember when Palin went to Wal-Mart to buy diapers for Trig? She was crucified by the media. Let’s see how mean they will be to Michell...Don’t hold your breath.
It’s an election gimmick.
>>Im told great colour photoes of that quality cant just be snapped on the fly, but some prep work is necessary.
A decent digital SLR can do automatic white balance on the fly. Photoshop on the RAW image does the rest.
Most of the housewares for my (detestable) apartment in the Hybla Valley years ago, came from this very Target store.
Getting chummy with the locals. How nice.
Because it is fake?
Does anyone think she goes out and does this on her own?
Does anyone think a photographer just happened to see her?
Does anyone think there wasn’t Secret Service everywhere, even before she arrived?
Does anyone think this wasn’t decided and agreed upon at a PR meeting?
Now that’s funny.
She looks more like one of the ladies from Walmart. ;-)
Huh..........every second of every hour is scripted for the first couple.........this isn’t a oppsie moment........it was planned
Lysol and Febreze ... something stinks ... just sayin’.
Lobster and cracked crab for everybody. Extra primo good, Mr. Coleman! (...on the taxpayers' tab, of course)
3 city block buffer zone? The girl needs a minimum butt zone of 4 city blocks.
No cleaning service at the White House?
Yeah, Presidents and First Ladies just wander off the White House grounds and no body notices. If she didn’t have her SS detail with her, they are now stationed at BFN.
Nice wide aisles in that store.
With dozens of secret service tagging along...
This must be staged. She’s pushing the cart with one hand, carrying the bags in the other. A normal person would put the bags in the cart and push.
Yep. Secret Service got there first, just as I thought.
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.
They must have had a tarp sale....
Didn’t know they had a Target up at Cape Cod?
Pray for America
What a load of crap.
I recognize the Secret Service guy.
Where are the dark glasses and earpiece!!!
I see this now...
I figured she was ghetto enough to do something like this.
It’s not out of the realm for her to be caught doing something we’re not supposed to...like buy Chinese products, or eat fast food while she does.
LOL. This is what they’ve been reduced to—sending Hussein’s wife out to pretend like she does her own shopping...at TARGET?!?
BWA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA!