It’s come to this. People feeljng a sense of shame about having a bag of food from McDonald’s.
Ruth Bessinger, 45, who recently moved into the neighborhood, said she was excited to have caught the first lady’s glance as the motorcade returned home one day. She looked at one of the passing cars, realized she was staring straight at Michelle Obama through the window, and smiled and waved. She said she was delighted when the first lady smiled and waved in return.
Bessinger said she has one regret: she was holding bag from McDonald’s. Knowing the first lady is a stickler about nutrition, she said she felt a bit “embarrassed.’’
Heck, Michelle was probably hoping she tossed her some nuggets and fries.
Bessinger also expressed concern that tax-cutting hero Barack was stuck in DC.
“For us, it’s exciting and nice that they come here,’’ she said. “If it were my husband, I’d be like — ‘When is he coming?’ ’’
Some in the media are also fretting over his vacation status. He must have missed 72 holes of golf by now.
The toughest call for the president this holiday season could be whether to join his family for Christmas in Hawaii or stay in lonely Washington.