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 hate to tell them this, but the average person would have ordered online!!
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.
Good job pointing that out. What? They have to clean the WH bathrooms themselves???
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!!!
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???
Why is she carrying the bag and pushing an empty cart? Photo Op?
nah, probably just another DVD player for the Queen of England...maybe the other one broke..
Looks like Osama shaved his beard off and strapped on a booty-pop.
In other words they wanted to show how she slips out to be with the common folk so they tipped the photographer.
I see she wears no wedding ring...is hers in for repairs too?
She doesn’t look good in blue..
Oh, wait.... Nevermind.
“BS Photo op meant to show us how just like us she is.”
Darn, you took the words right out of my mouth.
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!!! “
Why so cynical?
lol. Liberals lie, they always lie.
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.
Oh, boy! Lots of fun was had with that picture.
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!’”
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.
Or perhaps a diversion away from some other piece of news...
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...
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.
What the heck is with the cell phones? Is that for her girls or are they use and trash phones to send government secrets?
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...”
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!
She looks like she’s trying not to laugh.
That doesn’t look like her butt.
That doesn’t look like her butt.
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!
Bag lady goes shopping??
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.
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.
Maybe she’s moving out and needed to pick up a few things for the new place.
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.
She’s using the shopping cart to block the veiw of her lower half.
Michelle truly is like us! This is a game changer...I’m voting for Obama!
Excuse me while I gag!
Disturbing to say the least.
Please someone help me understand this....MoHo can shop online at Target, so was this just a big photo op?