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Michelle Obama takes up tai chi as turmoil in her office is revealed
New York Post ^ | 03/25/2014 | By Geoff Earle

Posted on 03/27/2014 4:40:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

WASHINGTON — First Lady Michelle Obama is staging picture-perfect photo ops on her tour of China — but back home, her East Wing office is fraught with tension and anxiety, according to a new insider account.

Her office “can be a confining, frustrating, even miserable place to work,” writes former White House press assistant Reid Cherlin in an article in The New Republic.

“Jealousy and discontentment have festered, as courtiers squabble over the allocation of responsibility and access to Mrs. Obama, both of which can be aggravatingly scarce,” he continues.

Michelle Obama has a strong approval rating (69 percent in a February Gallup poll), is a fundraising asset, and has generated considerable publicity for her pet causes, which include healthy eating and exercise, and finding jobs for returning vets.

But Cherlin, who also worked on Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, describes a strong measure of discord behind the feel-good initiatives. He compares the rollout of her “Drink Up” initiative encouraging people to imbibe more water to an episode of the TV show “Veep” for its hiccups.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eastwing; firstlady; michelle; michelleobama; michellestaff

1 posted on 03/27/2014 4:40:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 03/27/2014 4:41:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: SeekAndFind
What a ds.

She is a real klutz.

3 posted on 03/27/2014 4:42:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

tai chi in heels,,,,any engineers out there who want to calculate the stress on those heels ?


4 posted on 03/27/2014 4:44:31 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: SeekAndFind
Michelle Obama has a strong approval rating (69 percent in a February Gallup poll)

No.

5 posted on 03/27/2014 4:44:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Sacajaweau

How on earth can one do tai chi in skinny black patten heels?

Geeze—it’s amazing how stupidity abounds these days.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 4:46:03 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Lazamataz

69.MO.NO.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 4:48:46 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SeekAndFind
Why? She's not flexible enough for yoga?

I can see why past rumors of her ‘pregnancy’ persists.

Both require 'inner peace', MO fail at this, big time.

8 posted on 03/27/2014 4:49:09 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: basil
Have you ever seen football training camp?

She's preparing for next season

9 posted on 03/27/2014 4:49:09 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: basil

Can we Tai Chi her to the moon? Do not pass GO. Do not collect any more American money.


10 posted on 03/27/2014 4:50:11 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: SeekAndFind

Why does she ALWAYS dress INAPPROPRIATELY??? She dresses like a CRAZY PERSON!


12 posted on 03/27/2014 4:52:39 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Are there pictures of the Mooch PREGNANT??


13 posted on 03/27/2014 4:53:36 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Access to Mrs. Obama aggravatingly scarce?

That sounds like a GOOD thing.


14 posted on 03/27/2014 4:57:20 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Einherjar

At least they were kind enough to not ruin our eyes by showing moosechele doing a forward kick.

Just the thought of that make me want to puke.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 4:57:24 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: SeekAndFind
Her ass is still too big and nothing graceful about her.


16 posted on 03/27/2014 4:58:49 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And didn’t she just fire her gay baker?


17 posted on 03/27/2014 4:59:06 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: SeekAndFind

“Her office “can be a confining, frustrating, even miserable place to work...” “

I think she needs to take them with her on more vacations.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 5:04:46 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Lazamataz

Hit me the same way. Not believable.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 5:08:31 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: SeekAndFind

“Damn, these pale yellow people move weird.”


20 posted on 03/27/2014 5:18:44 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Ann Archy
I took Tai Chi classes years ago. No one in that class wore heels. You really need loose fitting clothes and comfortable shoes (or no shoes) to move properly and get the full benefit of the exercise. Michelle looks like she's hardly moving.
21 posted on 03/27/2014 5:27:01 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: SeekAndFind

As long as Michelle is happy, that is what what matters. It is all about her. < \cult>


22 posted on 03/27/2014 5:36:06 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sir Napsalot

really. 2 words. Yoga. Pants. that is all.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 5:51:07 AM PDT by ronniesgal (please Chinese, keep our yeti!!!!)
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To: fatnotlazy

Staged photo op, IMHO. She probably “participated” in the class just long enough for the photographer to take 3 or 4 posed shots to ensure that they had a good one for publication


24 posted on 03/27/2014 5:51:34 AM PDT by Bob
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To: SeekAndFind

Big MO’s “office” problem is easily solved: fire 98% of the political sycophants whose sole function is wasting taxpayers’ and lenders’ money. Keep one career staffer to book MO’s Tai Chi lessons and lavish vacations, and another to teach her how to dress inexpensively but look like a million bucks, instead of spending a fortune to look cheap.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 5:57:09 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: SeekAndFind

now in honor of our guest, everyone take the raging cow pose.

excellent Ms. Obama, your a natural


26 posted on 03/27/2014 6:06:46 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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Michelle Obama has a strong approval rating (69 percent in a February Gallup poll), is a fundraising asset, and has generated considerable publicity for her pet causes, which include healthy eating and exercise, and finding jobs for returning vets.

69% of what population approves of Moochelle Antoinette? Furthermore, is it really generating considerable publicity when it comes from a completely compliant media?
27 posted on 03/27/2014 6:20:25 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: SeekAndFind
She has an office? Did she win an election or something? How much are we paying her?

Michelle Obama has a strong approval rating (69 percent in a February Gallup poll), is a fundraising asset, and has generated considerable publicity for her pet causes, which include healthy eating and exercise, and finding jobs for returning vets.

That is obviously pure b.s. and I have a hard time believing that she in any way cares for Vets.

Imagine if Nancy Reagan had done this?

28 posted on 03/27/2014 7:36:30 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Some nervous Chicoms eyeing those big stompers with high heels so close to home.

29 posted on 03/27/2014 7:41:33 AM PDT by jetson
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To: Einherjar

The bucklong calculation is pretty simple. If those heals were .362 inches taller she would still be a classless freeloading controlling mooch.


30 posted on 03/27/2014 7:48:49 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: NRA1995

Too big to fail?


31 posted on 03/27/2014 7:50:08 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: SeekAndFind

2 left feet and f’in ugly shoes.
I think that’s from Erin Brockovitch (sp)?


32 posted on 03/27/2014 7:58:38 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: Lazamataz

Her approval rating is really a “who cares” rating, I think, from the general public.

Though true leftists ADORE her. “I was on the set of [insert TV show here] when MICHELLE OBAMA came in!! I was five feet from her!!” I’ve still heard BS like that. Of course I felt that way about Reagan myself.

In general, First Ladies, no matter how idiotic or apolitical, get a decent amount of respect like we at FR try to give those innocent presidential children.


33 posted on 03/27/2014 8:03:32 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SeekAndFind

Caption Mooch: “Oh yeah Barry, I be all like learnin’ dis chop suey jazz an ima gonna use it to whomp your scrawny muzzy can whin eyes gets back home....Reggies azz to foo”.


34 posted on 03/27/2014 11:33:00 AM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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