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First Lady Fetes Designers, Stresses Arts Exposure
Yahoo News ^ | 07/25/2009 | Yahoo News

Posted on 07/25/2009 12:19:09 AM PDT by Dallas59

WASHINGTON – If you think your kids spend a little too much time on their laptops, take heart: Michelle Obama has the same problem.

The first lady made the rueful revelation as she feted the nation's top innovators and designers in fields as diverse as architecture, technology, fashion, and communications — winners of the annual National Design awards — at an East Room luncheon Friday.

"What would we do without our laptops?" asked Mrs. Obama, addressing one of the winners, Bill Moggridge, who designed the world's first laptop. "My kids would die," she said to laughter. "They'd be — they wouldn't make it through the summer. I don't know whether to thank you, Bill, for that."

Hosting the design awards, which are presented by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, has been a recent tradition for first ladies, starting with Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2000.

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1 posted on 07/25/2009 12:19:10 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

So her kids would die without their laptops?????????

2 posted on 07/25/2009 12:30:09 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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At one of them, an eclectic combination of Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa, interior designers Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown and White House deputy social secretary Ebs Burnough riffed on such subjects as the meaning of design.
Revival of the Bon Mot?

3 posted on 07/25/2009 12:35:37 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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More like the elevation of trash. It’s clear that Mrs. O has no clue. Fashion, style, dignity, good taste........missing in action.

Not much different than the bubba’s trailer trash tastes.

4 posted on 07/25/2009 1:09:59 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Dallas59

I would want my shoe boxes of baseball cards..over a laptop..and my cap pistols and holsters...and the cowboy hat..

5 posted on 07/25/2009 1:18:40 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: Carley

Well now it is clear why the MO backend has become super-sized, she sits in front of her PC all day until the evening cocktail party starts...MEOWWW! Can’t help it...

6 posted on 07/25/2009 3:11:14 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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Michelle Obama = Racist

Just ask the Secret Service agent who was fired for complaining about her racial comments...

7 posted on 07/25/2009 4:41:47 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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