I suppose it does make sense that one of the Obamas should feel compelled to make an appearance as a thank-you. After all, about 98 percent of the people in that audience supported them:
The Academy Awards suddenly turned into the Michelle Obama Oscars when Jack Nicholson told the audience a special guest was joining him to present Best Picture.
“Argo” won the award, which the First Lady read off an envelope while being paged in to Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre.
“[These films] taught us that love can beat all odds,” Obama said. “They reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we dig deep enough and fight hard enough and find the courage within ourselves.”
Some were thrilled, while others did not find a Love Connection:
Sorry. Just threw up in my mouth.
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) February 25, 2013
Update: Michelle “someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more” Obama is still holding on to her pie:
Michelle helped present the award live from the White House wearing an “armor-like“ beaded metallic gown. The silver sparkler was a custom design by Naeem Khan with an estimated price tag of $8,990.
Barack & Michelle never miss an opportunity to lead by example.
Iran was offended as well. But I think for a different reason.