Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Save America's fat kids? So saith the First Lady?

I know the First Lady, Michelle Obama, is in Copenhagen emploring the Olympic Committee to hold the Olympics in Chicago, but... is this really the best way to win over the Olympic critics?

I was stunned when I read this on Michelle Malkin's page:

We need all of our children to be exposed to the Olympic ideals that athletes from around the world represent, particularly this time in our nation’s history, where athletics is becoming more of a fleeting opportunity. Funds dry up so it becomes harder for kids to engage in sports, to learn how to swim, to even ride a bike. When we’re seeing rates of childhood obesity increase, it is so important for us to raise up the platform of fitness and competition and fair play; to teach kids to cheer on the victors and empathize with those in defeat, but most importantly, to recognize that all the hard work that is required to do something special.

Hold the Olympics in Chicago...Save America's fat kids?

Seriously! This is posted on the White House website.

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