HYPOCRISY: First Lady Michelle Obama on the Slopes of Vail and Chowing Down on Short Ribs


We talked of the sacrifice of the first lady Michelle Obama the other day as she showed she had skin in the game by vacationing in Vail, Co. However, today we are witness to her hypocrisy. As reported at the Vail Daily, First lady Michelle Obama enjoyed locally grown fare of short ribs at a Vail restaurant Saturday night before hitting the slopes of Vail Mountain early Sunday. So much for Michelle Obama’s Healthy Eating Initiative.

Amazing Ribs

The first lady went to Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail Village on Saturday night, dining on a pickled pumpkin salad with arugula and a braised ancho-chile short rib with hominy wild mushrooms and sauteed kale.

Interestingly enough, the article talks about the vegetables and where they came from; however, they do not seem to reference the ribs in any great detail. However, Jammie Wearing Fool does and the ribs 1500 calories. The hypocrisy of the first lady telling others how to eat, but not following her own advice was not lost on radio conservative host Rush Limbaugh. As reported at CNN, the first lady is quick to tell others what to do, but fails to provide leadership in walking the walk. Doesn’t that sound familiar, I wonder where she got that from?

“The problem is, and dare I say this, it doesn’t look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice,” Limbaugh said Monday on his radio program. “And then we hear that she’s out eating ribs at 1,500 calories a serving with 141 grams of fat per serving.”

“She is a hypocrite,” Limbaugh continued. “Leaders are supposed to be leaders. If we are supposed to go out and eat nothing, if we are supposed to eat roots, berries, and tree bark, show us how.”

One would think that if you are going to have as your cause childhood obesity, one might suspect that one would also be a role model for that cause and provide the perception that you actually do what you are telling others to do. Instead of scarfing cheeseburgers and Super Bowl party fare at every turn and them making excuses.

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  • Comments

    26 Responses to “HYPOCRISY: First Lady Michelle Obama on the Slopes of Vail and Chowing Down on Short Ribs”

    1. Rusty Bridges on February 22nd, 2011 8:35 am

      I’ll give her a pass on this one….mmmm ribs.

    2. Dawg1948 on February 22nd, 2011 9:34 am

      We understand Rusty, but honestly, where do you think she got that BIG BUTT? SOunds like hypocrisy to me.

    3. Dolf on February 22nd, 2011 9:35 am

      Agrees with Rusty

    4. Steve on February 22nd, 2011 10:53 am

      I wonder what could possible be misleading in this story:

      * the picture of ribs is random and likely has nothing to do with the food Michelle Obama had (at least there is no evidence it is related)

      * that there is a recipe found somewhere on the web that has 1500 calories/serving is not shown to be related to the food Michelle Obama had (there is no evidence to that effect)

      * linking Rush Limbaugh as related to “your cause childhood obesity” is not evidence of anything, least of all this cause. It is not even clear that adult eating habits (of any adult) is related to or addressed in this cause. Why this is included remains unexplainable.

      * it is tenuous, at best, relating personal adult eating habits with children’s eating habits, physical activities, and their having an overall healthy lifestyle. To claim hypocrisy here seems quite a stretch.

      I’d hope that there is support to address this societal problem, independent of political ideology.

    5. Just Bearly on February 22nd, 2011 11:48 am

      And Lindsey Vonn prefers a good protein shake made with milk before and after she hits the slopes.

      I suppose you cant have really good short ribs unless its $300 a plate spare ribs. Plus two $200 a plate burger, fries, and pizza for the kids. Hey Michelle, can you spare a rib for a hungry ski bum?

    6. Just Bearly on February 22nd, 2011 11:53 am

      Ever notice the higher up you go in elevation the more the cafeteria food costs. For example, the top of Vail Mountain is probably around $50 for a bowl of Chili, a sandwich and a bottled beverage.

    7. rightknight on February 22nd, 2011 1:32 pm

      Mrs. Obowma must take care not to be a hypocrite and
      consume enough fatty food to end up with her butt bolted to
      the boardwalk. A poster child for government dictated diets,
      she must walk the walk as well as talk the talk.

    8. NGBoston on February 22nd, 2011 2:07 pm


      Will you invite us to the White House Lawn and Garden Party and serve us beer over PC conversation and completely bogus PR stints?

      LOL @ Ribs and Michelle O. GMAFB

    9. Steve on February 22nd, 2011 4:40 pm


      Since you are in the know; what was the calorie count of her rib dinner?

      BTW, why do you think anyone should respect your posts if you can’t provide simple respect for the first lady by spelling her name right and avoid discussing her body parts.

      If this is what you consider proper discourse, then I must conclude you have no complaints when anyone else uses similar language for people you favor. To think otherwise would be hypocritical.

    10. K on February 22nd, 2011 8:31 pm

      For a tall, middle aged woman with two kids the First Lady is in good shape. It’s the First Lady’s job to encourage Americans to be at their best whether it’s saying no to drugs, reading more or eating healthier. Anyway eating healthy doesn’t mean you can’t indulge once in a while.
      SM: You are correct, however, Michelle Obama seems to be indulging herself every time we turn around. Imagine if Nancy Reagan just did drugs as an indulgence or Laura Bush did not read.

      If you are going to preach to people how to eat, one best follow their own advice.

    11. Steve on February 22nd, 2011 10:35 pm


      That is the one of the more ridiculous retorts I’ve seen (IMO). Drugs??
      SM: They are First Lady initiatives … you know Steve, have you ever heard of hyperbole? Maybe you should learn to develop a sense of humor … you might actually learn something in life Mr literal., geez, get a life.


    12. Carpe on February 22nd, 2011 10:55 pm

      I think they are only 90 calories if you just deep throat em and lick all of the sauce off? Anyone up for a fit of piggy foreplay?

      You can always give Bo the boney. He is a Gentledog and a Statesmutt, boneys make his world spin round. Slip him a few under the table for him to share with his friends, the Salahis.
      Michaele could eat a few boneys to put some meat
      on her spindly boneys! Tareq would love this because he is a bonehead and I think he likes
      to watch such tawdry things.

      Then finish it off with fresh vegetables from the WH Garden and a peach flavored water.

      250 Calories – It’s a WIN-WIN!
      Salahis need to sign a contract first – Bo doesn’t want to be leashed to the Salahi liability gravy train.

    13. Steve on February 23rd, 2011 12:45 am


      In case you’re suggesting that I’m unaware of these First Ladies initiatives, be assured that I am. ;-)
      Hypothetically, it is possible, perhaps likely, that Michelle Obama might eat a meal that is at odds with healthy children meal recommendations. My bottom Line: possible.

      Are you saying, hypothetically, that it is even possible, much less likely, that Nancy Reagan might do drugs? My bottom Line: absolutely impossible.

      How are these two scenarios, given that their likelihoods are totally at odds with each other, even remotely comparable?

      If my brother, who is hard to pigeonhole politically, ever tried to push such an argument off on me, there would be strong words exchanged, before I schooled him good.

      As far as your explanation, well, if I were able to reply and really speak my mind as others do in their comments, I doubt anyone would be allowed to see them.
      SM: If you understand the past first lady’s initiatitves, then you certainly get the sarcasm of the comment. You know what sarcasm is, right?

    14. K on February 23rd, 2011 1:59 am

      I appreciate the First Ladies candor about her eating habits in this March 2009 article in the NY Times:
      ‘Mr. Scheib cautioned that no one should expect the Obamas to upend their lifestyle. “This is not to say they’re going to be eating rice cakes and tofu three meals a day, not at all,” he said.
      In fact, Mrs. Obama cheerfully admits to an occasional hankering for fast food. It’s all about eating in moderation, she said, emphasizing the kind of flexibility that might make it easier for people to relate to her message.
      Last month, the first lady took her staff out to lunch at Five Guys Burgers and Fries, a hamburger chain, where she had a cheeseburger, fries and a Coke. (No, not a Diet Coke.)
      Mrs. Obama also enjoys waffles and grits for breakfast, though not every day. And she said that the White House chefs, who can make nutritious meals tasty, have other talents as well.
      “They can also make a mean batch of French fries when you want it done,” she said.’

    15. Mary on February 23rd, 2011 6:08 am

      I do not care what the “Obama’s eat……. but do not dictate to we the people and tell us what to eat. Come 2012…….. Please!!!!!!!!

    16. Rusty Bridges on February 23rd, 2011 7:48 am

      #4, I hope the first lady’s ribs where better than the ones in the random picture, kind of rubbery looking. I’ll have her over for some of my -{EDIT}- (super-secret recipe) ribs that will have her pushing a rib only diet to the masses.

      #2, I totally agree. What kind of messege is she sending? On one hand we are told that we have no self control and then we are told it’s okay to cheat on our diet.

      I see the First Ladies point but when you are the leader you are held to a higher standard. You have to be stronger than the rest to set an example for the unbelievers.

    17. Steve on February 23rd, 2011 8:05 am


      Even if I didn’t know what sarcasm is, I do know how to Google it, if I needed to find out.

      I give up; there is no way to make sense of what you say on this topic.
      SM: VICTORY!!!!

    18. Steve on February 23rd, 2011 8:08 am


      You’re grasp of the obvious in quoting this article as a reasonable explanation, will be oblivious to those who visit here and lack critical thinking skills.

      Well done!

    19. Steve on February 23rd, 2011 8:44 am


      Ah yes; sarcasm (with a touch of hyperbole). Nicely done!

    20. Scott on February 24th, 2011 12:43 pm

      LOL…like you have critical thinking skills….when you get your diatribe from liberal left leaning websites…give me a break with your HOLIER THAN THOU attitude like your some deep thinking philosopher that is going to change our thinking?….get off your libtardia soap box moron…nobody is buying your garbarge and your lame attempts at critical thinking….

    21. Scott on February 24th, 2011 12:46 pm

      BTW…yeah I’m sure her chefs that travel with her…took the time to Google a low calorie rib meal…LOL…only ‘tards think like that…BS!

      And I know she and the “man” are lying about his NO smoking for over a year…my neighbor worked in the WH medical office and just retired less than 6 months ago and has seen the “man” smoking during that time. In fact, the “man” has his assitant Reggie Love (former Duke football basketball player) get his cigs for him.

      You live in the Obama fairytale!

    22. Steve on February 24th, 2011 4:57 pm


      Thanks for proving my point.

    23. Dolf on February 25th, 2011 3:49 am


      yeah Scott is good at that.

    24. Scott on February 25th, 2011 9:46 am

      Oh the moron Euro Dolt makes his liberal return to stupidity with his boyfriend Steve.

    25. Steve on February 25th, 2011 11:20 am


      So says the king of making shit up. Unbelievable!

      No, really; Unbelievable!!!!

    26. Dolf on March 4th, 2011 9:17 am


      be carefull, he might threaten you or your family…

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