In a Friday evening press release, the White House details what First Lady Michelle Obama will be doing when she, the president of the United States, and their daughters travel to Africa next week. A recent article in the Washington Post reported that the trip could cost up to $100 million.
Speaking at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, at a performance by of "Riverdance" by Irish youth, First Lady Michelle Obama thanked the crowd and said, "It is good to be home."
"My goodness! (Applause.) That’s wonderful! You did it! Oh, my goodness. (Applause.) Thank you all so much. It is good to be home. Yes, indeed. You all are amazing -- and you're pretty good-looking, too. (Laughter.)," she said as she took the stage.
For the record, and strictly speaking, The Scrapbook is opposed to heckling. It’s rude, ill-mannered—and reflects poorly on the heckler, not the object of derision. This attitude may come as a surprise to, say, our friends in Great Britain, where Parliament resembles a bear pit at times, and every politician has a ready repertoire of snappy comebacks and devastating put-downs. But our political culture is different, as any C-SPAN viewer knows: The system of checks and balances demands a high level of civility, and public deference, no matter how insincere.
First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a message to Democrats supporting Massachusetts Senate candidate Ed Markey: “Keep writing those checks. And if you haven’t maxed out, max out!” She made the remarks at a Boston hotel earlier today.
First Lady Michelle Obama praised federal workers in remarks today, calling them an "invisible face." Her remarks were delivered at the Department of Interior.
"I ... know that the work that you do isn’t easy, especially right now during these times. I know that budget cuts mean that you all are juggling even more responsibilities with fewer resources. And I know that many of you are stretched thinner than ever before," said the first lady.
First Lady Michelle Obama is headed next month to Chicago to discuss "Youth Violence," the White House announced today.
"On Wednesday, April 10, First Lady Michelle Obama will return to her hometown to address local business and community leaders about providing more opportunities for young people to achieve their full potential," the White House press release reads.