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Michelle AWOL as Obamacare Struggles by KEITH KOFFLER
« on: October 23, 2013, 11:20:28 AM »

Michelle AWOL as Obamacare Struggles
by KEITH KOFFLER on OCTOBER 23, 2013, 10:12 AM
The Obamacare rollout is a mess, the White House is desperate for signups to inject cash needed to prop up the system, but one of President Obama’s best PR weapons – First Lady Michelle Obama – is nowhere to be found.

Calling Michelle Obama . . .

Mrs. Obama is more popular than her husband and has been deployed by the White House frequently as one of his most most attractive and effective surrogates. She campaigned tirelessly last year for his reelection and has represented him on countless other matters too. And yet she is not being used to help salvage Obamacare.

In fact, Michelle has hardly been seen in public at all for a month, making no on-camera appearances since a round of events during September’s UN General Assembly session in New York City.

Today she will host a tea for the wife of the Pakistani prime minister, but the event is closed to the press. Reporters will also be barred when she greets the USO “Volunteer of the Year” Friday. And the White House will allow only a single print reporter to cover remarks she will make Friday afternoon to a Democratic National Committee event focused on women’s issues.

Other outings in recent days have been similarly below the radar, including a parent-teacher conference at her daughters’ school and three hours spent dining out with friends at a swank DC Italian restaurant, Bibiana.

Michelle has been on the Obamacare beat before, speaking just last July to the Hispanic group La Raza to urge members to help get people signed up.

But now that the process is underway, she’s exited the stage, leaving it to her husband and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to make the pitch.

Here’s some video of President Obama going it on his own, imploring members of his political group, Organizing for Action, to “tell your friends, families, coworkers, classmates, neighbors and anyone else about what the Affordable Care Act can mean for them.”

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Re: Michelle AWOL as Obamacare Struggles by KEITH KOFFLER
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2013, 11:59:53 AM »
First lady dines at Bibiana
By Judy Kurtz 10/17/13 12:45 PM ET   

SPOTTED: Michelle Obama sitting down for a meal at a downtown Washington Italian restaurant on Wednesday, just hours before Congress passed legislation to fund the government and avert a default.

The first lady was seen dining with two companions at Bibiana, arriving at 7 p.m. and staying for nearly three hours.
 While there was no word on what Obama treated her palette to, some of the fine eatery’s dishes include a “grilled ecofriendly pork chop” and “black spaghetti with Maryland jumbo lump crab.”
I hope they also have ribs and French fries on the menu, because that's the Mooche's favorite meal.
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Re: Michelle AWOL as Obamacare Struggles by KEITH KOFFLER
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2013, 12:41:43 PM »
Did someone remember to tell her the shutdown's over yet?
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