Let’s Move: Tug of War in the White House

Alternate title: Caption what George Washington must be thinking:



Usually when somebody talks about a “tug of war” going on in the White House, they’re referring to staff disagreements. Why was the First Lady playing tug of war in the Blue Room? Because Biden was hosting a water gun fight in the State Dining Room and she didn’t want to get wet.

Even ABC News had to point out that this is rather disrespectful considering the setting:

The normally dignified Blue Room at the White House became a late-night show comedy set last month when first lady Michelle Obama engaged in a friendly game of tug of war with host Jimmy Fallon, according to a photo released by the White House today.

The scene, part of a taping for Fallon’s show, is meant to promote Mrs. Obama’s commitment to physical activity — and good humor — on the second anniversary of her “Let’s Move!” initiative aimed at fighting childhood obesity.

Instead of “tug of war” shouldn’t that instead be called “tug of kinetic rope pulling action”?

If FLOTUS is so determined to fight childhood obesity, which she says strikes the lower income communities even harder than the rest, maybe she’ll speak out in favor of the effort of Florida State Senator Ronda Storms to make people on public assistance unable to purchase cake, cookies and chips with food stamps. What say you, Mrs. Obama? … Mrs. Obama?

Author: Doug Powers

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