Skip to comments.First lady, daughters give the slip to photographers and take toboggan ride off Great Wall
Posted on 03/23/2014 3:36:44 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Just one day after taking issue with Chinas Great Firewall of media restrictions, Michelle Obama on Sunday pulled a fast one on photographers hoping to capture something more than the predictable shot of her strolling with daughters along the Great Wall of China.
With daughters Malia and Sasha in tow, Obama and her handlers managed to distract U.S. and Chinese journalists while she and her daughters exited the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall via the touristy toboggan that races visitors from the walls heights. No news photographers memorialized the moment.
It was a brilliant fake-out by a publicity-weary presidential spouse, who seems to yearn for fun moments that wont be accompanied by hundreds of camera clicks. Reporters thought she would descend on a gondola from the Great Wall, the same way shed gone up and the journalists had gone down.
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First Lady Michelle Obama takes a toboggan ride after visiting the Great Wall of China with Malia and Sasha. March 23, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
Stay classy, Moochelle.
I’m glad you had fun, Wookie. Not many of the oppressed Chinese people get to have a lot of it.
Geez, thanks, I just can’t get enough news about the lovely First Lady!/ Barf
Lord, who writes this tripe?
Of course they all went down, so they could
manage to take her pic at the bottom. Feh.
Chewchelle has been sliding by on her race & sex for a lifetime, so why not?
They seem to have a version of these in Japan at public parks.
I guess that rather large black man behind her is a Local
There 20 more just around the corner behind him.
No news photographers memorialized the moment.
Looks like someone “memorialized” this auspicious occasion with a photograph.
Ummm, I didn't realize she was wearing blue too! LOL
Ah gosh, she’s so spunky and crafty..!
And yeah, that BOTHERSOME press, huh? So HOSTILE to the Obamas, right?
FINALLY a little rest from the CRITICISM by the US press, whew...!
Is that her Secret Service boyfriend behind her?
Mooch has a boyfriend? Shut up! LOL!
Too bad someone didn’t throw them off the wall.
absolutely NO CLASS nor CHARACTER..
for the first time in my entire life I am ashamed of the president and his wife..they are both an embarrassment to a once great Nation.
pure ghetto trash.
Probably her brother.
“I guess that rather large black man behind her is a Local”
Nah, probably just another family grifter member along for the ride, sucking up taxpayer money.
Can you imagine if Barbara Bush were to do that? I can just imagine the press reporting on it.
YOUR RIGHT OLD YELLER...
Just hate and feel bad to admit I’m ashamed of the leaders of a place called, AMERICA..
a Nation my dad served, brother served and my husband served, and I was always so Proud. I don’t believe none of the three would have served under Clinton or Hussein O. today.
this moocher loves herself and all she wants is to party, vacation and be bossy to low I.Q. voters, the ones who really love and follow her..
looking forward to them moving..
vote and flip that Senate folks..I want to watch both obama’s squirm
Indeed, and the china was paid through private donors.
Yeah, but that’s different.
been there, done that. it’s a great ride.
The china was left with the White House.
Basketball Bambi, the wookie and her offspring and her mother are taking everything for themselves. It’s gross and disgusting. Even the repulsive Clintons never got this low and greedy and contemptuous of the rest of us.
I guess the Clintons still had a little fear, but as long as Obama remains a media-anointed celebrity, which he will be as long as possible even if he has to use intimidation of the press to do it, Obama and all his hideous family have nothing to fear. If the press turns on them, though, they’re toast.
Everywhere is right. I was at Mutianyu last fall. We were there for a conference and meetings, but one of our party had never been in China and we had a free morning before a midafternoon flight home, so the Wall was a no-brainer.
From the vendors one would draw the conclusion that Obama is a regular Chinese mascot. There was more Obama stuff than Mao stuff. Aside from those two, I don't recall any other individuals being peddled.
She got lucky on the visibility. When we were there, the smog severely limited visibility. One lost sight of the base of the ridge before getting halfway up. The Wall can't help but be spectacular under any conditions, but visibility was under a half a mile.
Missed the toboggan on the way down. Good excuse for going back.
And that’s why she brought along the white hut photog and then released the picture. “Here’s a photo of me ditching the photographers.” Cognitive Dissonance?
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ... give a little warning, won’tcha? Now I have to go bleach my eyes.
No camera clicks then how come I am seeing her face in the picture. Even without the media it seems she and her husband are shoved in our faces.
I’ve been on the wall several times, but my most memorable was when in fog. I was high up, and there weren’t many people around, but there were a few moments when I was totally alone — in the thick fog. It was a unique feeling.
It was a brilliant fake-out by a publicity-weary presidential spouse, who seems to yearn for fun moments that wont be accompanied by hundreds of camera clicks.
Pro Tip > stay home, in the USA, and donate your time at the food bank or local shelter
Ditto. But passed on the toboggan.
They have made him their god. They have placed all their eggs in his basket. They can't admit that they have made a mistake, for to whom else will they turn?
Wow! We have this place all to ourselves! Mom, how did you manage that?
Valerie made a few calls.
I’ve often wondered how many times Hillary and Bill look back on this “totally unplanned” photo and think WTH were we thinking?
This flatters neither of them.