Michelle Obama, Sasha visit Md. State House
CSC_0814.JPGA visit to Maryland's State House billed as a sort of First Family summer school for 9-year-old Sasha Obama and her cousins briefly halted work inside the state capital and produced a spectacle in Annapolis on Tuesday as police pushed crowds further from the capital.
Instead of just dropping by with a small security contingent and pressing the flesh with gummint werkerz, Her MOOStress had the joint shut down while she toured the place alone (emphasis added):
The visit was described as a "private tour" and a Washington Post reporter with an office in the State House was told to leave the building as the Obamas arrived. Other reporters were told they could not enter the building once the tour had begun. Several House and Senate staffers who were allowed to remain inside said they were told to turn away down hallways or into offices as the family passed. Outside a crowd of about 50 onlookers were pushed back three times, ultimately across a roadway.
..now, isn't that the limit? Oh, but this was an important part of their children's schooling:
A spokesman for Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) said Michelle Obama remarked that the tour was one of a series of summer educational trips.
..leave no child behind? Don't you wish all of the nation's kids had such an opportunity?
November 2012 cannot come soon enough for me.