Disgusting. Michelle Obama told kids this week to convince their grandparents and “wrong people” to vote for us.
First lady Michelle Obama took questions from the children of White House and administration workers in April 2011 during a Take Your Child to Work Day event in the East Room. (USA Today)
The PJ Tatler reported:
The first lady tried to enlist “Families for Obama” at an event with tickets starting at $500 a pop at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on Friday.
The pool reporter estimated that there were a couple dozen kids in the audience of about 350, and Michelle Obama spent much of her speech talking to them.
“I mean, I can’t tell you in the last election how many grandparents I ran into who said, I wasn’t going to vote for Barack Obama until my grandson talked to me, until my great-grandson talked to me, and talked about the future he wanted for this country,” she said.
“You can get out there with your parents. You guys can knock on doors. I had one young lady who brought me a petition — she’s already working. You can convince wrong people. Sometimes we don’t listen to ourselves, but we will listen to our children.”
That petition was handed to her by a Code Pink activist who bought a ticket and handed Obama a “no war on Iran” with a purported 20,000 signatures. The antiwar group said the signatures included Gloria Steinem.
The first lady spent much of her speech talking about the standard campaign themes of fairness, touting the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, healthcare reform, education and killing Osama bin Laden.