Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Michelle Obama Meets Fox Butterfield

If ever there was a perfect "Fox Butterfield, Is That You?"  moment, this could be it.  (If you don't get what I am talking about, go here.)
In an interview with First Lady Michelle Obama explained she used to struggle to feed her kids right—even though she received an education from Harvard and Princeton.

“Before coming to the White House, I struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed my kids healthy, and I didn’t get it right,” she explained, sharing a story about her children’s doctor who pulled her aside to talk about her family diet. “I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard-educated professional woman doesn’t know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don’t have access to the information I have?” she recalled.
The FLOTUSworker very likely feels she is raising awareness but she is more likely creating animosity.  Let me humbly suggested that she doth protest too much.  Americans probably don't sympathize with her too much and likely are scratching their heads thinking Harvard/Princeton must not be so swell at educating if their graduates can't figure out basic shit that most of us can figure out.

But then again, perhaps that is precisely the point, that Harvard and Princeton churn out graduates so focused on tangential, impractical learning that they lack fundamental knowledge and are thus unable to function day to day as the rest of us do.  Thus the Butterfieldian logic to FLOTUSworker's lament.


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