Monday, February 28, 2011

Obesity and Limbaugh

So now the Limbaugh/Palin/Bachman crowd is criticizing Michelle Obama's anti-Obesity campaigns, primarily on the grounds that it promotes a "nanny state," where the government tells you what you can and can't eat.

Maybe I missed something, but Michelle Obama is not an elected official or otherwise an employee of the federal government, so I fail to see how anything she does is promoting a "nanny state". And are these folks actually in favor of more obesity? I doubt it; I suspect this is just another example of ideological painting as threatening anybody who is on "the other side" of the ideological spectrum.

Really, all Michelle is doing is using her fame to promote her views on a cause that she believes passionately in. Isn't that precisely what Rush and Sarah do?