Let Them Eat Chicken
First Lady Michelle Obama made light of her food-Nazi persona, granting permission to eat fried chicken as a reward for voting Tuesday and to celebrate a Democratic Party victory.
Obama gave her fried chicken blessing during an interview Monday with Roland Martin on News One for Black America (Transcription by Kristinn Taylor)
Martin: So can we, if we go out to the polls, can we say, we have ‘souls to the polls’ on Sunday, can we do ‘soul food after we vote’?
Obama: Absolutely, I give everyone full permission to eat some fried chicken after they vote only after—if you haven’t voted…(laughter.)
Martin: Just checking!
Obama: You make a good point because I am, I do talk about health. But I think that a good victory for Democrats on Tuesday, you know, should be rewarded with some fried chicken.
The two went on to banter about the healthiness of certain soul food vegetables before ending the interview.
Michelle Obama’s jokes about granting permission to eat fried chicken might be funny is she wasn’t forcing unpalatable school lunches on America’s children.
— S. (@Ssssarahv) April 2, 2014