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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Michelle Obama has nothing to do with the Hollywood crowd and should not have inserted herslf into the show.
    How do you know she inserted herself, rather then them asking to insert her themselves?

    Why did Laura "insert" herself, by your seeming suggestion, into the show when she was part of a video montage for the Academy Awards? Why did George Bush and Laura "insert" themselves into American idol. It's not like they were "part of that business".

    The answer? TV shows like to get a big catch like that, and those politicians realize that those shows reach a TON of people and can potentially be used to push a message, so when an option is presented to go onto American Idol to push for Charitable donations to the Military or to go onto the Academy Awards to push the benefits and importance of the arts for our youth, they take it because it's very little effort to reach a very large population...a population typically not actively engaging in political channels so sometimes may not be as easily reached.

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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

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    How do you know she inserted herself, rather then them asking to insert her themselves?

    Why did Laura "insert" herself, by your seeming suggestion, into the show when she was part of a video montage for the Academy Awards? Why did George Bush and Laura "insert" themselves into American idol. It's not like they were "part of that business".

    The answer? TV shows like to get a big catch like that, and those politicians realize that those shows reach a TON of people and can potentially be used to push a message, so when an option is presented to go onto American Idol to push for Charitable donations to the Military or to go onto the Academy Awards to push the benefits and importance of the arts for our youth, they take it because it's very little effort to reach a very large population...a population typically not actively engaging in political channels so sometimes may not be as easily reached.
    It was reported they asked her.

    She should have said no. She has nothing to do with the Hollywood crowd and she had no place presenting that award, or any award.

    Did Laura Bush present the Best Picture award?

    You can have your opinion but the reason they asked her to do it is she is tight with the Hollywood crowd. That never would have happened with a Republican first lady. You can't argue that point.

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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    It was reported they asked her.
    So they interjected her into it, and she accepted.

    She should have said no. She has nothing to do with the Hollywood crowd and she had no place presenting that award, or any award.
    So what if she has nothing to do with them? Why must someone "have something to do with them" to become involved? Bush has NOTHING to do with the singing industry, but it was perfectly reasonable for him to go talk on American Idol. WHY should she not have done it? Or is your ONLY reason seemingly that she wasn't involved with it in the past?

    If that's the reason, are you suggesting the first family should never be involved in anything they don't personally have previous experience in? So for instance George Bush shouldn't have gone Biking routinely with Redskins coach Jim Zorn because George Bush was not involve in the world of Football, so he shouldn't have "inserted" himself into it by starting that act up. Or even more, no President (other than perhaps Ford) should ever have Football teams (or other sports teams) to the White House...I mean, there's no reason to "insert" the white house into the worlds of sports when they have no expereince with it.

    Did Laura Bush present the Best Picture award?
    So where's your exact line? Participating in a video honoring a hollywood figure....okay. Participating in the presentation of an award....not okay?

    You can have your opinion but the reason they asked her to do it is she is tight with the Hollywood crowd. That never would have happened with a Republican first lady. You can't argue that point.
    So? Suddenly you're all for political correctness and a private body should be forced to either act 100% evenly across the board or people should just boycott them essentially? Are you saying that any group that would never ask a Democratic First Lady to attend should never ask a Republican one either? Or is this standard just for things you disagree with and when it applies to Democrats?

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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    ... I wondered into that lame part of DP again. 15 pages of people complaining about the First Lady, who's job is to essentially do PR, doing PR.
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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    She is non-traditional (her daughter is an unwed teenage mother), she is outspoken in her beliefs, and she got more hate from the left than Hillary and Michelle could ever get this perverse PC world we live in.
    I still think Republican John McCain's joke "Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because Janet Reno is her father." is in a level of its own.

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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Even if Reagan had appeared n person he was actually part of that business.

    Michelle Obama has nothing to do with the Hollywood crowd and should not have inserted herslf into the show.

    I wonder what she will do when her husband leaves the White House. The spotlight will dim. What will she do?

    Can we also say that the academy is racist because they never asked a white first lady to present the best picture award?


    Were GW and Laura Bush part of Hollywood when they appeared on American Idol? No, they appeared to promote charity.
    Michelle Obama appeared to help promote the arts in school.....same idea.

    Oh...and Reagan had long not been a part of Hollywood when he appeared at the Oscar's.
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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    I have no problem with the first lady appearing at the Oscar's for a good cause....If hollywood and liberals are tight, maybe they can raise some scratch for the kids....
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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    The First Lady takes no oath, receives no salary from the tax payers. She can do whatever the hell she wants, for all I care.

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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    Did you hear she went sleeveless. The audacity. Laura Bush would never have gone Sleeveless.

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    Re: Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    I'm not surprised, at all that Michelle did this. Some of their first big backers were Hollywood, that's no secret. The Obama's are good at rewarding their friends and supporters that's no secret either. Now weather or not she was invited or she invited herself remains to be seen, but they are hand in and anyway, so it was probably not even that big of a deal within the two camps. The 2012 campaign would have probably failed without George Clooney and Sarah Jessica Parker, which in turn made a venue for other wealthy celebs to join in and back the President for Re-election. I don't know why the right is going so crazy about it. If they don't like these crazy thing that the President is doing, they could have done something about it, but no. There was too much infighting inside the Republican Party to even back a single candidate. Too many conspiracy theorist cried that Romney bought the election. They are saying it's state run propaganda and brainwashing. I didn't see any propaganda here! Unless if you consider viewing Michelle Obama on TV propaganda well then your a lost cause. Now, I think when she went on Sesame Street, that was a little too far but it's not like others didn't do the same thing.
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