Opinion: Michelle Obama falls off the healthy eating wagon, downs cheeseburger and fries


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Michelle Obama has been talking for a while now about how Americans should eat healthier.

She’s even proposed some serious menu reforms to the nation’s restaurant owners, as The Ticket reported here.

As The Ticket has reported here and over here, her husband has been ignoring his wife’s advice.


Now, it seems the first lady is ignoring her own advice.

A Milwaukee TV station reports that Michelle Obama dropped off the campaign grid for lunch one day last week when she was in Wisconsin to help endangered Democrat Russ Feingold try to salvage his Senate seat.

It seems Mrs. Obama’s motorcade made a surprise stop at a landmark local diner, Miss Katie’s, where everyone says she was very friendly, signed autographs and they were really excited and in awe.

However, the diner staff inadvertently let it slip that when it came time to order, the healthy eating advocate decided not to eat so healthy after all. She passed over the salad idea. And, instead, the first lady veggie gardener downed a cheeseburger and French fries.

No report of a milkshake. Good for health perhaps. Bad for votes in a dairy state.

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