Skip to comments.Michelle Obama Gets Her Knees Dirty in the White House Garden (barf alert)
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!"
“Scarlett O Hara”
LOL! In 3 months will we see Shelly standing there ouside the WH, holding a turnip aloft, shouting to the sky “As God is my witness, we’ll never go hungry again!” ???
(Did they plant arugula?)
I hope she is planting steroid free veggies.
You can’t comprehend a simple story. She was talking about the cost of this particular purchase. Not everything she ever spent. I would go back and reread the story if I were you.
When Clinton (Bill that is) here’s about this, he’ll be visiting the WH soon.
I just told my husband they look like something my mom would wear.
It’s all bullsh*t. a photo op..She’ll never be out there again. Just trying to show she’s one of the peasants too. Just like Castro wearing his fatigues ( then he retires to one of his castles like the king he is )
I believe they meant Her Fetlocks Dirty.
Like Michele has ever done subsistence gardening.
Barry Soetero as Ashley Wilkes
Paris Hilton as Prissy
Thomas Sowell as Rhett Butler
Beyonce as Melanie
Maybe they should plant cotton and watermellons.
No wonder is was so expensive...they are planting fully grown crops. LOL!
“You cant comprehend a simple story. She was talking about the cost of this particular purchase. Not everything she ever spent. I would go back and reread the story if I were you.”
You’re right. The Obamas are spendthrifts. Jackass.
Oh jeeze calm down...I was kidding. Sheesh...You must go off on the day Jesus died on the cross over a post???? Seriously?????
Glad to know that I’m not alone in thinking this is not a bad thing. Planting and tending a garden is a wonderful learning experience for children.
Larry Elder (Black conservative) put it on the table years ago: "Black people think differently"
Notice something strange in the photo linked in #6? The woman who is ALWAYS sleeveless when the occasion does not warrant it is the only one pictured with her arms covered.