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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

I hate to tell them this, but the average person would have ordered online!!


101 posted on 09/29/2011 5:22:54 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (http://www.honorflight.org/)
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To: Baladas
"And why does she even bother with a cart?:

You put things in the while your shopping, after you pay for them they are in a bag and easy to carry. Some jerky people will dump their cart and leave it in the check out area in the way of other customers. It is common courtesy to return your empty cart to that area near the front of the store.

102 posted on 09/29/2011 5:24:40 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ( Congressmen should wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we can identify their corporate sponsors.)
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To: maggief

Good job pointing that out. What? They have to clean the WH bathrooms themselves???


103 posted on 09/29/2011 5:27:13 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: tobyhill

Conversation at the White House between Michelle Obama and her 52 staffers:

Staffer: O Your Magnificence, polling indicates the $42,000 diamond bracelets you wore to that shee-shee fundraiser really turned people off.

Michelle: Damn those peasants. Well? What can I do to make them think I’m like them? Shop at @)%* Wal-Mart?

Staffer 2: Your Grace, that might work. I read that the Queen of England goes shopping incognito among the masses.

Michelle: The Queen. Puh-LEEZE! What kind of taste does she have? Have you ever seen her in a boob belt? Plus, she dissed my DVD gift set.

Staffer 1: Might we try it, your wonderfulness?

Michelle: Ok. But Target, not Wal-Mart. And you tell Target they OWE us for free advertising and I am not payin’ one cent for the loot.

Staffer: I’ll set it up.

Michelle: Later. First, get me a side of beef for my afternoon snack. NOW!!!


104 posted on 09/29/2011 5:27:55 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: tobyhill

several thoughts:

the store appears almost empty - did the SS clear it out for her??

she is pushing an empty cart and carrying a plastic sack with purchases inside - could be posed and not candid.

Is this a WH photo provided to the msm???


105 posted on 09/29/2011 5:28:12 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: PeteB570

Why is she carrying the bag and pushing an empty cart? Photo Op?


106 posted on 09/29/2011 5:29:50 PM PDT by VastRWCon (The Middle Class is the Tea Party)
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To: COUNTrecount
She'd fit right in at Walmart
108 posted on 09/29/2011 5:37:15 PM PDT by Karliner ("That hound don't hunt. : Herman Cain. Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Deut 6:4, Isa 14:1)
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To: COUNTrecount
Is she buying batteries, cleaning wipes and spray toilet cleaner?

nah, probably just another DVD player for the Queen of England...maybe the other one broke..

109 posted on 09/29/2011 5:41:08 PM PDT by sternup
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To: tobyhill

Looks like Osama shaved his beard off and strapped on a booty-pop.


110 posted on 09/29/2011 5:41:11 PM PDT by Blado (Audemus jura nostra defendere)
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To: PeteB570

In other words they wanted to show how she slips out to be with the common folk so they tipped the photographer.
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*nods*


111 posted on 09/29/2011 5:42:06 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: tobyhill

I see she wears no wedding ring...is hers in for repairs too?


113 posted on 09/29/2011 5:53:36 PM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: death2tyrants

114 posted on 09/29/2011 5:55:05 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: CommieCutter

She doesn’t look good in blue..

Oh, wait.... Nevermind.


115 posted on 09/29/2011 6:06:41 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarahcuda in 2012. Nothing but Net!!!)
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To: riri

“BS Photo op meant to show us how “just like us she is.”

Darn, you took the words right out of my mouth.


116 posted on 09/29/2011 6:08:21 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Thanks. That’s my very own personal creation. It makes me giggle every time. Obama makes that pic, he looks like: “Lieutenant Dan!!!! Ice Cream!!!Lieutenant Dan!!!!Ice Cream!!! “


117 posted on 09/29/2011 6:08:34 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: GeronL

Why so cynical?


118 posted on 09/29/2011 6:08:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Gene Eric

lol. Liberals lie, they always lie.


119 posted on 09/29/2011 6:13:02 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Loud Mime

The girl behind her is a Secret Service agent. I’ve seen her in other photos with Moochie and the girls.

You can bet Moochie went to Target in a convoy of limos and that they kept all other shoppers out during this phony photo op.


120 posted on 09/29/2011 6:14:26 PM PDT by Palladin (Cain/Bachmann 2012 ?)
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To: GeronL

Indeed.


121 posted on 09/29/2011 6:15:59 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: CommieCutter

Oh, boy! Lots of fun was had with that picture.

122 posted on 09/29/2011 6:18:27 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: GeronL
Either lying or a complete moron.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/29/politics/michelle-obama-target-store/

In an interview with CNN, the manager of the Target where Obama shopped said the first lady went unrecognized while she was in the store.

“People did not approach her, she was very incognito,” Maria Panagopulof said. “We didn't realize truly what was happening until she had almost left. The cashier recognized her, but she was very unassuming.”

Panagopulof said the store received no advance of the first lady's trip.

“We did not have advance notice; it was as big a surprise to us as it was to everyone else,” she said.

She continued, “In hindsight, there was a sweep, but it was not obvious to us beforehand. When she left we thought ‘Oh, that's what that was!’”

123 posted on 09/29/2011 6:19:24 PM PDT by maggief
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To: RummyChick

Yeah, that tall guy is one of their regular detail. I guess he’s the one who’s supposed to take the bullet for Moochie.


124 posted on 09/29/2011 6:19:34 PM PDT by Palladin (Cain/Bachmann 2012 ?)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

125 posted on 09/29/2011 6:19:51 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: avenir

post 125


126 posted on 09/29/2011 6:21:15 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: tobyhill

Election ploy...

Or perhaps a diversion away from some other piece of news...


127 posted on 09/29/2011 6:22:24 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Jonty30

Targets seem to be lit so brightly as to be able to peer into another dimension, but the fact she’s in motion and yet the shot is a perfect still means it’s the crAP photog using an D$LR...


128 posted on 09/29/2011 6:24:14 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: tobyhill

This is baloney. It is all part of the campaign. Try to endure the Mooch to the little common people.

Where are the secret service? You know they are all around and the photo is carefully staged.

I have am trying not to despise the leftist propaganda makers, but it isn’t easy.


129 posted on 09/29/2011 6:26:26 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: COUNTrecount

What the heck is with the cell phones? Is that for her girls or are they use and trash phones to send government secrets?


130 posted on 09/29/2011 6:30:08 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Oh isn’t it French? “Tar-Jay” LOL...

Of course she shops there just like the “folks”...

“I oh will take a pair of those $550 silver-toned sneakers on the sale rack —and 3 of those $35,000 diamond cuffs please...”


131 posted on 09/29/2011 6:30:24 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: PeteB570

There’s a campaign going on, doncha know? She spends millions of tax payer dollars to make trips to Spain and South Africa for herself and three dozen of her closest friends. But she shops at Target? Come on!


132 posted on 09/29/2011 6:30:54 PM PDT by Paperdoll (Herman Cain for President in 2012!)
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To: COUNTrecount

She looks like she’s trying not to laugh.


133 posted on 09/29/2011 6:31:08 PM PDT by Trillian
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To: Average Al
Is she wearing bedroom slippers?


134 posted on 09/29/2011 6:32:30 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: Trillian

That doesn’t look like her butt.


135 posted on 09/29/2011 6:33:33 PM PDT by Paperdoll (Herman Cain for President in 2012!)
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To: Trillian

That doesn’t look like her butt.


136 posted on 09/29/2011 6:33:40 PM PDT by Paperdoll (Herman Cain for President in 2012!)
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To: Trillian
"She looks like she’s trying not to laugh."

She is probably thinking, this is such B.S. What else are those knucklehead campaign managers going to have me do? Photo of me cleaning the bathroom floors? Polishing shoes? I am going to get Barack for this. No amount of multimillion dollar vacations are worth this humiliation!

137 posted on 09/29/2011 6:38:40 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: tobyhill

Bag lady goes shopping??


138 posted on 09/29/2011 6:41:51 PM PDT by bikerman
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To: All

Target had a recent release of designer stuff that was a huge hit and mooch probably missed to boat or the focus groups said she seemed too detached and this was their way to make her look like a commoner.


139 posted on 09/29/2011 6:42:08 PM PDT by newnhdad
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To: tobyhill

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_5-XTBA_znnE/SP7opbnzqeI/AAAAAAAAAmI/2edHL4Mp9rU/s320/palin+walmart.jpg


140 posted on 09/29/2011 6:44:57 PM PDT by shiva
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To: riri
BS Photo op meant to show us how “just like us she is.

Surely a photo op, but hardly is she just like us. I haven't been to a Target in over a year. Many people now have to shop at the Dollar General, or second hand clothing stores. And those stores are much more crowded lately. If she were in one of those for this staged pic, then she would be more like most Americans today who are broke and can't even afford Target.

141 posted on 09/29/2011 6:52:32 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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Maybe she’s moving out and needed to pick up a few things for the new place.


142 posted on 09/29/2011 6:56:11 PM PDT by stranger and pilgrim
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To: tobyhill
Good for her. Presumably that's the Target in Potomac Yards. The Pentagon City-Pentagon Row-Crystal City-Potomac Yards area is turning into quite an attractive urban place, as is the Ballston-Clarendon corridor to the north. Some of the northern Virginia 'burbs are maturing nicely.

Potomac Yards is where we would head from Capitol Hill to see a move or shop at Best Buy, Target, or Barnes and Noble. Right over the river and easy to park.

143 posted on 09/29/2011 6:56:24 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: Allegra

She’s using the shopping cart to block the veiw of her lower half.


144 posted on 09/29/2011 6:59:10 PM PDT by lwd
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To: tobyhill

Michelle truly is like us! This is a game changer...I’m voting for Obama!

Excuse me while I gag!


146 posted on 09/29/2011 7:39:10 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: CommieCutter

Bwahahahahahahahahahaha......thud


148 posted on 09/29/2011 8:13:16 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarahcuda in 2012. Nothing but Net!!!)
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To: 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.

Disturbing to say the least.

149 posted on 09/29/2011 8:29:32 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: tobyhill

Please someone help me understand this....MoHo can shop online at Target, so was this just a big photo op?


150 posted on 09/29/2011 8:29:35 PM PDT by ATriedSoul (These times.)
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