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Michelle Obama Gives Oscar For Embassy Rescue

From Reuters:

Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

By Tim Reid and Nichola Groom | February 25, 2013

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise and unprecedented appearance on Sunday’s Oscars telecast when she presented the award for Best Picture, the first time a president or first lady has ever presented an Academy Award.

Appearing live on screen from the White House in Washington, almost 3,000 miles from the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood, Obama praised the work of the movie industry…

Especially their fundraising work.

before announcing the Iran hostage drama "Argo" the Best Picture winner.

What irony. Mrs. Obama gives an academy award to a movie about rescuing six members of a US embassy in the same year her husband let four embassy members, including an ambassador, die in Benghazi.

Wearing a silver evening dress, Obama said this year’s nominated films had "made us laugh, made us weep and grip our armrests just a little bit tighter."

Her horning in on the Oscars surely made some at home grip their armrests a little tighter, too.

Still, let’s hope this made up for her husband being snubbed by having his killing of Bin Laden not win best picture.

Obama added: "They reminded us we can overcome any obstacles if we dig deep enough and hard enough. They are especially important for young people. Everyday they engage in the arts, they learn to open their imaginations … and strive to reach those dreams."

Well, it’s just a shame her husband didn’t find a way to overcome the obstacles in Benghazi. But he was too concerned about overcoming the obstacles to being re-elected.

"Argo" director and co-producer Ben Affleck said he felt like he was "sort of hallucinating" when Obama presented the award.

"The fact that it was the first lady was an enormous honor … it was very cool," Affleck said backstage after collecting the Best Picture trophy.

Yes this kind of ‘cool’ thing is done in third world countries all the time. (Though even Imelda Marcos didn’t insist on crowning Miss Universe back in 1974.)

But ‘Argo’ is a typical Hollywood self-congratulation. After all, it portrays the movie makers in the cover story as the heroes the day, when in reality it was the Canadian Embassy personnel in Iran.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, February 25th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Michelle Obama Gives Oscar For Embassy Rescue”

  1. captstubby

    well, her husband is playing the role of president ,first in 2008 and its sequal in 2012.

  2. canary

    Thank God, I missed it. I quit watching after the gay choir sang some song “we’ve seen your boobs. we’ve seen your boobs”

    Did Michelle find away to squeeze in a gay comment in like her her husband does every time he opens his mouth.

    Obama really put his foot in his mouth when he spoke in Chicago and gave his poor me, I grew up without a father. He had to compensate how children need to both gay parents too.

  3. Astravogel

    It’s just too funny! The raghead TV photoshopped
    her dress into a more seemly arrangement!!! Har!




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