Apparently Tending to Her Garden is Beneath Michelle Obama

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Mort heartache from The Obama Shutdown. Mooch’s garden is going to shit. What’s happened to Let’s Move? Can’t she move her ass off the couch and go tend to her garden?

In the famous White House kitchen garden, tomatoes are rotting on the vine. Herbs have gone to seed. And the sweet potatoes – a favorite of President Barack Obama – have become worm food.

It’s another impact of the government shutdown, one that only the fox and the many squirrels that live on the White House grounds could love.

A foodie blog called Obamafoodarama that obsessively covers the White House “food ephemera” and the administration’s food policy has posted photos of the normally immaculate garden looking more like what most gardeners’ plots appear at this time of the year – overgrown.

“Due to the shutdown, garden maintenance has been reduced considerably and only being watered as needed,” a White House official confirmed, speaking on background.

First Lady Michelle Obama started the garden on the White House south lawn in 2009, the first time vegetables had been grown there since Eleanor Roosevelt’s “victory garden” during World War Two.

Nothing is preventing the Obamas from taking care of their own garden, like normal people do. Maybe they’re just lazy.

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14 Responses to “Apparently Tending to Her Garden is Beneath Michelle Obama”

  1. SargentS on 14/14/13 at 11:29 pm

    Wait… does this mean Michelle just sits around in the Presidential Mansion all day and lets employees that I pay for do all the work of actually keeping the garden? NOOOOO… say it aint so!!! That was the only useful activity she ever engaged in. Well, other than flying around the world on the taxpayer’s dime and giving us all a warm fuzzy knowing Michelle was enjoying the best money can buy. Huh… talk about bursting your bubble. Wait, how do I get some of these government gardeners to take care of my garden? It will soon be time to pull the tomato cages, till and plant a fall cover crop. Hey…Michelle has time, maybe I can get her to do it.

  2. dahozho on 15/15/13 at 9:07 am

    Yeah, she’s all committed to “organic and healthy” when she has minions, but without them, she shows us how she *really* is. A real gardener would be out there, salvaging some of the crop.

    You just know she’ll blame it on us. After she gets back from the twentieth run to the Shake Shack.

  3. pst314 on 15/15/13 at 9:53 am

    “Nothing is preventing the Obamas from taking care of their own garden, like normal people do.”

    When Marie Antoinette played at being a shepherdess, she had servants to do all the work. All she did was sit and pose with sheep that someone else had just washed and perfumed.

  4. MtTB on 15/15/13 at 9:57 am

    I guess the Marine guards who usually handle this tasking of the Queen have been sequestered………

  5. David on 15/15/13 at 10:14 am

    You guys are really something. I’ll have you know the same thing’s happened to my and my wife’s garden since the government shutdown–no one’s there to take care of it! I want these damn Republibaggers to end the government shutdown so that the government can get back to doing my and Michelle’s gardening! How is this supposed to get done if government doesn’t do it?

  6. Zombie John Gotti on 15/15/13 at 11:14 am

    Just imagine what a great photo op that could have been. Moochelle out there tending to her garden just like us common folk. I guess when you live in an ivory tower, it’s easier to dictate than actually do anything productive.

  7. BrendaK on 15/15/13 at 11:19 am

    During normal government operations, the woman has so many ‘assistants’ that she doesn’t even remember how to breath properly without help. Hell, even her hair is provided by donation.

    Tending that garden is an outright impossibility.

  8. Tuerqas on 15/15/13 at 11:50 am

    When the Obamas are eating hamburger helper they made themselves, I might start to take this ‘shutdown’ seriously.

  9. red speck on 15/15/13 at 3:57 pm

    It’s merely an accident of birth that has her neglecting the First Garden instead of raiding her local Walmart with a glitchy EBT card.

  10. runningrn on 15/15/13 at 8:04 pm

    Well shoot! I hope poor Mooch is able to drink her water every day without having someone there to remind her, and her gopher not being there to fetch it!