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Michelle Gets China Trip Tips From 6th Graders

From a forever fawning Associated Press:

First lady gets China trip tips from 6th graders

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | March 4, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is heading to China in about two weeks and wants advice on what to do and see when she gets there.

Why not? When was the last time her husband ever got any advice from an adult? Heck, when was the last time he has spoken before an adult audience? All he ever does is address school kids, union thugs, or the White House Press Corps. Never any grown-ups.

Of course, the State Department is involved in planning her schedule. But on Tuesday the first lady picked the brains of sixth-graders who visited the Asian powerhouse last year. The Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School has a dual English and Mandarin Chinese immersion program.

"I have all of these wonderful policy people that help me prep, but I figured since you actually visited some of the cities that I’m going to go to that I would get a good sense of what to expect, what you learned, what you liked, what you didn’t like, some of the questions that you think I should ask and be prepared for," Mrs. Obama said.

She listened to a presentation by the sixth-graders on their trip and later followed along as pre-kindergarteners helped teach her how to say "hello," ”bye" and "thank you" in Chinese. The younger kids did a dance using red, hand-held fans and finished by throwing them to the floor so they could do some of the moves to "Gangnam Style," by the South Korean singer Psy.

The first lady asked the older kids how they dealt with the jet lag and they told her about some things to watch out for.

"Be prepared for people staring at you," one student said. Another cautioned about the "super different" toilets in China. A third sixth-grader warned Mrs. Obama about pickpocketing, which isn’t really a concern for someone who is always surrounded in public by armed Secret Service agents.

The first lady announced Monday that she will travel to China, without President Barack Obama, from March 19-26, stopping in Beijing, Xian and Chengdu…

This AP piece is clearly meant to head off criticism of Michele and the Obama daughters taking another lavish vacation on the taxpayers’ dime. And to China of all places, when China is siding with Putin against the US over Ukraine.

So, instead of thinking about what a waste of money it is, and what a bad signal it sends, we are supposed to ‘coo’ over how adorable she is with children.

Though, we guess there might be an official purpose for Michelle’s trip. She could be going to get advice from the Chi-Coms on how to coerce people into eating what the government tells them to eat.

Still, this could be an eye-opener for Michelle. She might accidentally get to see what a real starving child looks like while she’s over there.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Michelle Gets China Trip Tips From 6th Graders”

  1. So, she had to get advice above her intellectual level?

    • Liberals Demise

      She couldn’t ask dingleBarry. He knows bupkis about foreign matters.

    • captstubby

      well who else could she ask for advice?
      our new China Ambassador?

      “Former U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., soon will be taking up his duties as U.S. ambassador in China,
      Since leaving the Senate, Baucus has been participating in what is commonly referred to as “ambassador school” for ambassador-designates to learn more about the country to which they have been assigned.
      Baucus has drawn criticism for answering a question at his confirmation hearing by saying, “I’m no real expert on China.”
      Baucus told the State Bureau last month that the opportunity to serve as ambassador to China would be “a whole new adventure.”
      He was sworn in as ambassador on Feb. 21 by Vice President Joe Biden at a closed-door ceremony at the State Department.”




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