MObama gives award for Best Picture at Oscars. Real “down-home common folks” optics. Like Marie Antoinette giving award for Best Cake. #tcot
— Fred Thompson (@fredthompson) February 27, 2013
Read this story from the Washington Post:
It was the average too-long, unfunny, over-produced Academy Awards TV show and then, after suffering through the 10-hour (well, it seemed like it) show, there was the first lady. In a ball gown. With military service personnel in dress uniform behind her.
Michelle Obama, with service members behind her, announcing the winner of the Best Picture Academy Award (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters)
She declared of the Best Picture nominees, â€œThey reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we dig deep enough and fight hard enough and find the courage within ourselves.â€ Alas, none of the films nor her aides reminded her to mention the military, not those personnel behind her nor those serving overseas, an odd omission for the White House that nevertheless was pleased to have them arrayed behind her like, well, set decoration.