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And More Cowbell, Too

Michelle Obama's handlers wanted to make sure they had enough white people:

While the crowd was indeed diverse, some students at the event questioned the practices of Mrs. Obama's event coordinators, who handpicked the crowd sitting behind Mrs. Obama. The Tartan's correspondents observed one event coordinator say to another, "Get me more white people, we need more white people." To an Asian girl sitting in the back row, one coordinator said, "We're moving you, sorry. It's going to look so pretty, though."

"I didn't know they would say, 'We need a white person here,'" said attendee and senior psychology major Shayna Watson, who sat in the crowd behind Mrs. Obama. "I understood they would want a show of diversity, but to pick up people and to reseat them, I didn't know it would be so outright."

Hey, it must be that new politics we've been hearing so much about. Actually, the only thing shocking to me is that it was reported.


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Bill Maron wrote:

That's just SO 4th of July!!

Mac wrote:

Must be the America she's so proud of.

Anonymous wrote:

All such events are staged to one degree or the other. There's no news here othe then the intent to trash someone.

For something that tries to build us up rather than tear us down, try this:

Habitat Hermit wrote:

No staging is one thing but the "It's going to look so pretty, though." micro-managing justification for swapping out single individuals is outright chilling remembering the last control freak who viewed the composition of humanity as an aesthetic mission (strictly according to his own perception of beauty of course).

And no I'm not saying she's the same, only that it's too close for comfort.

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