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Michelle Obama Gets Her Knees Dirty in the White House Garden (barf alert)
People.com ^ | Originally posted Friday April 10, 2009 10:10 AM EDT | By Sandra Sobieraj Westfall

Posted on 04/10/2009 2:49:34 PM PDT by lewisglad

First Lady Michelle Obama, the knees of her cropped black slacks covered in dirt, planted herb seedlings and carrots in her new White House Kitchen Garden Thursday, telling local schoolchildren enlisted to help that fresh veggies are "brain food."

Making the point that homegrown is a cheap way for families to eat healthily, the First Lady asked the kids: "How much do you think it costs to do this garden?"

"Over $100,000," guessed a boy.

Laughing, Mrs. Obama replied, "My husband would go crazy if he thought we were spending that kind of money! ... It's between $100 and $200. So it's not a lot of money. And this garden can not only feed my family, but it's going to feed all the staff at the White House. We're going to serve it at some State Dinners."

Mrs. Obama said the top question she got from world leaders on her recent trip to Europe with the president was about the garden. "From Prince Charles on down, they were excited we were planting this."

As for another pressing question back home – when they'll need to worry about putting chicken wire around the garden to keep out a frolicking First Dog – Mrs. Obama said only, "Soon, soon!"


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
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1 posted on 04/10/2009 2:49:34 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Do not worry. Michell has likely been gettig her knees dirty for a very long time.


2 posted on 04/10/2009 2:51:16 PM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice against fascism are ridicule, and derision. (member NRA)
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To: lewisglad

I wanna see her sweat and get her hands dirty. I want to see how long she can break dirt, water, and fertilize.

Long enough for a photo would be my guess.


3 posted on 04/10/2009 2:51:55 PM PDT by dforest
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To: lewisglad
From Prince Charles on down, they were excited we were planting this.

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Prince Charles? The ultimate loser and twit?

That's almost funny.

4 posted on 04/10/2009 2:52:08 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: lewisglad

pictures, need pictures!


5 posted on 04/10/2009 2:52:10 PM PDT by siamesecats
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To: Candor7

6 posted on 04/10/2009 2:52:31 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: Candor7

$100 or $200 would buy a lot of carrots.


7 posted on 04/10/2009 2:52:37 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: lewisglad

Whoa !!!!

Did’nt the seditious rats just pass a food safety bill to protect us gardeners from such inovate idiots as Michelle ?


8 posted on 04/10/2009 2:52:39 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: lewisglad

as if the kids living in public projects have backyards in which to plant a garden ...

what an idiot she is, her own darlings off at Sidwell Friends and nowhere in sight


9 posted on 04/10/2009 2:53:26 PM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: lewisglad

“My husband would go crazy if he thought we were spending that kind of money!”

I seriously doubt that.

He can’t seem to get riled up over Somali pirates holding an American citizen hostage......


10 posted on 04/10/2009 2:53:26 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR. ....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: lewisglad
Oh Brother!

I plant herbs in my garden every year...it's not a press event for Pete’s sake. This Marxist First Family MSM gushing crap is really getting to be too much.

11 posted on 04/10/2009 2:53:36 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: lewisglad

“My husband would go crazy if he thought we were spending that kind of money!”

Um, do you not pay attention to what your husband is spending?


12 posted on 04/10/2009 2:54:21 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: siamesecats

13 posted on 04/10/2009 2:54:25 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: trisham

Prince Charles is impressed. Perhaps Michelle could ask him over for a day of hoein’ weeding, watering, fertilizing.

This should be picked up as sheer humor. LOL


14 posted on 04/10/2009 2:54:29 PM PDT by dforest
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To: lewisglad

15 posted on 04/10/2009 2:54:51 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

her husband just flew a St Louis pizza chef to DC to make him a special pie

I don’t think he minds “spending money”


16 posted on 04/10/2009 2:54:57 PM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: lewisglad

Nice sneakers..................for an eighty year old.


17 posted on 04/10/2009 2:55:46 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: lewisglad

Any pics of her rototilling the ground? (I didn’t think so.)

Wonder where she got those cute little signs?


18 posted on 04/10/2009 2:56:07 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: rovenstinez

Yeah. Electric ones. She will need em before long, according to the way of most Dem presidents.


19 posted on 04/10/2009 2:56:40 PM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice against fascism are ridicule, and derision. (member NRA)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Oscar de la Renta gloves for gardening!! bwaaaaaha....


20 posted on 04/10/2009 2:56:50 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

I would like to know how much planting she did before the cameras got there, and how long she planted after the cameras left.


21 posted on 04/10/2009 2:57:06 PM PDT by Exit148 (a)
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To: lewisglad
We're going to serve it at some State Dinners.

Is the Dept of Agriculture going to inspect this garden?

22 posted on 04/10/2009 2:57:17 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: indylindy
Prince Charles is impressed. Perhaps Michelle could ask him over for a day of hoein’ weeding, watering, fertilizing.

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I can just imagine his servants working the soil. :)

23 posted on 04/10/2009 2:57:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: silverleaf

“Golly, Mr. President. I forgot the vegetables back in Missouri!”

“Don’t worry! We can pick them fresh from our garden!”


24 posted on 04/10/2009 2:57:44 PM PDT by Rastus (Jedi mind tricks would work on Obama.)
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To: lewisglad

Hey, at least it’s not Monica getting her knees dirty in the Oval Office.


25 posted on 04/10/2009 2:57:57 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Where is our Lieutenant Robert Maynard?)
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To: lewisglad

She seems to be pigeon-toed in all her pics....isn’t that cute!!!!


26 posted on 04/10/2009 2:57:57 PM PDT by derllak
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To: lewisglad
Making the point that homegrown is a cheap way for families to eat healthily, the First Lady asked the kids: "How much do you think it costs to do this garden?"

"Over $100,000," guessed a boy.

If government employees are involved in this charade, he's probably right.

27 posted on 04/10/2009 2:58:39 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: lewisglad
The sneakers...look at the sneakers!

I'm a designer chick...show me the label. :)

28 posted on 04/10/2009 2:59:58 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: lewisglad

Michelle is going to grow some ‘mints & lettuces’ because she said so!

I believe it is mint & lettuce but since she is ‘first lady’ what do I know?!


29 posted on 04/10/2009 3:00:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Right Wing Assault
It just screams 'photo op'


30 posted on 04/10/2009 3:00:49 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad
Mrs. Obama said the top question she got from world leaders on her recent trip to Europe with the president was about the garden. "From Prince Charles on down, they were excited we were planting this."

Thus proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that Europe really is just twiddling its thumbs, waiting to die.

31 posted on 04/10/2009 3:01:07 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: lewisglad

Pigeon toed. Goofy outfit. Surly look on her mug. Looking down her nose at the “peasant”, “low-life” children. Yep! That’s our 1st “lady”!


32 posted on 04/10/2009 3:01:19 PM PDT by albie
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

When all is said and done, what do you bet the garden ends up costing just about as much as the kid said it did!

The White House gardeners will have to hire another person to tend to it. There are herbicides and fertilizer. There is the high cost of watering the garden...Maybe she spent a few hundred dollars for the plants..but, to till the ground and tend the garden by government workers....she just doesn’t understand that this kid has been living in DC for his whole like, and has a much better grip on the reality of living there!


33 posted on 04/10/2009 3:01:30 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Daily example is the most subtle of poisons.' ~)
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To: lewisglad

No one would use a little watering can on a garden. You would be there for days to do any good.

I think ‘chelle is reteaching black folks how to be slaves.

She is the new Scarlett O’Hara. ROTFL

Maybe she will take the Oval Office drapes for her next fashion statement.

Barry may say one of these days, “frankly ‘chell, I don’t give a damn”.

You can’t make this BS up, no way, no time.


34 posted on 04/10/2009 3:01:36 PM PDT by dforest
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To: lewisglad

Where is her husband, Chance?


35 posted on 04/10/2009 3:01:44 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: lewisglad

What’s next, I wonder. Demonstrations on the finer points of chopping cotton? These people are an embarrassment.

These people are, against all odds, making Carter look good by comparison. I remember, not fondly, the bean and weenie roasts on the White House lawn, along with little Amy’s tree house. I absolutely hated living in DC during the Carter occupation.

The part related to Carter I loved best? When Nancy Reagan, shortly after the Inauguration and banishment of Peanut Boy, turned Amy’s bedroom into a walk-in closet.


36 posted on 04/10/2009 3:01:45 PM PDT by surely_you_jest
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To: lewisglad

oh my goodness, she even has on her false eyelashes for the photo-op!!!!!!


37 posted on 04/10/2009 3:02:47 PM PDT by Guenevere ("He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose")
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To: tuckrdout

I wonder if anyone had the smarts to do a lead test on the garden soil>


38 posted on 04/10/2009 3:03:02 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: lewisglad

What’s she doing, planting watermelons?


39 posted on 04/10/2009 3:03:06 PM PDT by babygene (It seems that stupidity is the most abundant element in the universe)
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To: lewisglad

Diamond earings and her makeup immaculately applied.


40 posted on 04/10/2009 3:03:21 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: lewisglad

I actually like teaching schoolkids how to plant. Maybe these kids have a tiny patch of land at home or room for a pot to grow herbs or a tomato plant in. Sure, for Michelle it was a photo op, but teaching kids to grow veggies is a good thing.


41 posted on 04/10/2009 3:03:34 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: lewisglad

Gee Golly willikers I never thought of planting a garden before. BTW whens the last frost in DC? Also thats a lot of money for plants for such a small plot....LMAO


42 posted on 04/10/2009 3:03:36 PM PDT by linn37 (a mortgage in every pot)
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To: trisham
Correction:

I wonder if anyone had the smarts to do a lead test on the garden soil?

43 posted on 04/10/2009 3:03:48 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
She's not far from wearing a fanny pack if she's gonna go with the velcro sneaks.


44 posted on 04/10/2009 3:03:56 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Is it just me? I don’t think this is cute. I think it’s kind of redneck. What’s next? Hanging their laundry on a clothesline in front of the White House?


45 posted on 04/10/2009 3:04:37 PM PDT by Sunbunny
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To: lewisglad

Goodness, just like Michelle, I always make sure my false eyelashes & makeup are perfect before I got out in the garden to dig./s


46 posted on 04/10/2009 3:04:54 PM PDT by suzyjaruki (What is coming next?)
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To: lewisglad

Y’all quit kvetching. She looks lovely.

What the problem is that they would never ever have done something like this on Laura Bush who was an ardent gardener.


47 posted on 04/10/2009 3:05:30 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: Guenevere
oh my goodness, she even has on her false eyelashes for the photo-op!!!!!!

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I think you're right.

48 posted on 04/10/2009 3:06:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: lewisglad

Most people plant seeds, not half grown plants.


49 posted on 04/10/2009 3:07:06 PM PDT by SouthTexas (When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people.....)
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To: lewisglad

I’ll bet she’s planting little acorn(s).


50 posted on 04/10/2009 3:07:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Obama's own grandmother says he was born in Kenya. She was there.)
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