Friday, July 15, 2011

The First Lady’s Reputation Saved by Diet Coke, or not…

The First Lady’s crusade to get (force) us all to eat healthy took a black-eye the other day when she went off reservation at a hamburger joint. The Washington Post reports:
"Michelle Obama ordered a whopper of a meal at the newly opened Washington diner Shake Shack during lunch on Monday. A Washington Post journalist on the scene confirmed the first lady, who's made a cause out of child nutrition, ordered a ShackBurger, fries, chocolate shake and a Diet Coke while the street and sidewalk in front of the usually-packed Shake Shack were closed by security during her visit. According to nutritional information on Shake Shack's Web site, the meal amounted to 1,700 calories."

Actually, that meal sounds pretty good, but for a person who has undermined the joy of fast food for us common folk and our youth and lectures us regularly on our horrible, calorie and cholesterol filled diets, the hypocrisy of her very public lunch break can not be escaped. 

That said, I could not help but noticed that she neutralized the bad effects of her ShackBurger, French fries and chocolate milk shake by washing it down with a Diet Coke. -That is kind of like saying that you can eat Oreo Cookies as long as you drink milk with them.

Well, Mrs. Obama certainly has the right to eat whatever she wants, whenever she wants (in spite of the obvious “do as I say, not as I do” attitude). And as long as she does, we have the right to laugh and mock her for it. As much fun as all this is, I just wish these people would stop trying to tell us how to live our lives. 

What they really need to do is learn to kick back, relax and enjoy a good burger, fries and chocolate shake –and stop crying because some of the people doing the same thing are a little over-weight.

Live Long and Prosper…..

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