For Michelle Obama, the Oscars were an unbecoming frivolity…… http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/for-michelle-obama-the-oscars-were-an-unbecoming-frivolity/2013/02/26/57d2105c-8050-11e2-a350-49866afab584_story.html
An article about Michelle Obama, that pretends that this “Post-Racial” thing is a reality; the Brother (Courtland Milloy) should know better. Sure Mrs. Obama is very smart, well educated and is a great communicator. And I would think she has a wealth of ideas and solutions to many of the challenges that plague our nation. But the reality is that if she were to shift her “themes” away from topics that force even the craziest bigots among us to sound stupid to everyone (who could be for something like childhood obesity?) she would face an avalanche of critical and distracting noise. The main point, and fact here is that it does not matter what Mrs. Obama does; she will come under severe and unprincipled criticism. What she is doing is very strategically smart; take a “no-win” situation, and minimize its deleterious affects on the Obama administration. She could very well take on a “controversial” topic. And the loud and distracting response would create additional work for the POTUS and his team; and thus taking them off task and off message for a considerable amount of precious time. Mrs. Obama is correct in serving as an asset rather than a liability to the POTUS. The same POTUS you remember, who does not “schmooze” enough with members of congress; translation: he is acting (uppity?) like, like the President of the most powerful nation on the planet! He should “schmooze”? Mr. Obama and his team have their hands full with the “Fear and Resentment of a smart Black President”; what they don’t need is to add to that fear and resentment with the actions of a smart FLOTUS who is not elected, and is not in a formal policy position. Do your thing First Lady; not the news media’s thing, which is to sometimes start, watch and then write about fights! Mr. Milloy is wrong; no one is more gracious, becoming and representative of the position of FLOTUS!