Michelle Obama Chastises Olympian for Eating Egg McMuffin
Did Michelle Obama disparage a McDonald's product as a warning to watch its step? And what level of arrogance has she reached when she criticizes a world class athlete's diet?
The left-wing food tyrant appeared on Jay Leno Monday night where she playfully scolded Olympic gold-medal winner Gabby Douglas for eating a McDonald's Egg McMuffin.
JAY LENO, HOST: You trained your whole life, you win. How did you celebrate? What did you do?
GABBY DOUGLAS: We didn't have time to celebrate. It was team finals and had to turn the page all-around finals and event finals after that. But, after the competition, I splurged on an Egg McMuffin at McDonald's.
LENO: Egg McMuffin.
MICHELLE OBAMA: Yeah, Gabby, we don't, don't encourage him. [Laughter] I'm sure it was on...
DOUGLAS: A salad.
OBAMA: a whole wheat McMuffin.
LENO: It was on a whole wheat bun.
LENO: So an Egg McMuffin. Very good.
OBAMA: You're setting me back, Gabby.
OBAMA: It's so hard.
This from a woman whose husband told the press "you do not want to be between Michelle and a tamale." How do liberal Democrats reconcile such hypocrisy?
Michelle is either woefully ignorant about the caloric intake of Olympian athletes or she just can't help imposing her socialist agenda anywhere she goes no matter how embarrassing.
Gabby Douglas forgot that under Michelle's watchful eye kids are not free to eat what they want without lectures -- even if you are a Gold Medal gymnast. In accordance with her $10 billion "Let's Move" government program, the First Lady has made it her business to create taut-limbed boys and girls who grow up to serve the State.
It's no secret Michelle doesn't have a lot of love for profitable corporations (except when they are paying her $350,000) so it was refreshing to hear Ms. Douglas say she loved McDonald's Egg McMuffin.
Two years ago Michelle Obama told the Grocery Manufacturers Association she wouldn't exactly ban Twinkies, but would like parents to know what's in them. She said, "You read labels now and it's like the small print and it's all "oleosutomay"--or I don't-- the chemicals, you can't even pronounce them [...]"
The parent company of Hostess had to declare bankruptcy this past January while it was in labor disputes and Twinkies were a casualty. Was there an indirect connection to a company going bankrupt because the First Lady mentioned one of its products in a campaign against obesity? McDonald's better watch out.
Thank you Gabby for reminding all of us we can eat what we want. Now we can only hope McDonald's offers the beautiful young woman a hefty endorsement contract. Wouldn't that make Michelle's day!
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