FLOTUS Michelle Obama tells the Associated Press that her satellite award presentation appearance and the fact that it set off criticism by conservatives wasn’t surprising at all.
“Shoot, my bangs set off a national conversation. My shoes can set off a national conversation. That’s just sort of where we are. We’ve got a lot of talking going on,” the first lady joked before an appearance in Chicago. “It’s like everybody’s kitchen-table conversation is now accessible to everybody else so there’s a national conversation about anything.”
Here’s the thing: when Mrs. Obama appeared via satellite from the White House to announce that the big award for Best Picture (it went to “Argo”) she wasn’t the first First Lady to do such a thing. In 2002, Laura Bush appeared at the Oscars telecast on videotape.