Michelle Obama defended Let’s Move!, her anti-obesity program, in an interview released Monday. The first lady was asked to respond to critics of the program, who say the government should not be telling people how to eat–by Topanga Sena, age 11, a reporter for Scholastic News in Florida.
TOPANGA SENA: How do you respond to critics who say the government should not be telling people how to eat or to stay active?
MICHELLE OBAMA: You know, that’s absolutely right—and Let’s Move! doesn’t do that. Let’s Move! is not about having government telling people what to do, because government doesn’t have all the answers. I mean, a problem that’s this big and affects so many people requires everyone to step up. So we’re asking everyone to do their part. Parents have to make some changes at home, but they need the information to be able to make those choices. And they have to have access to affordable foods in their communities—fresh and healthy foods, right? We need government to do its part, but we need businesses to do their part, as well.
And that's why, Little Girl, schools are inspecting the lunches kids bring from home. That's why schools are taking away home-prepared lunches and replacing them with healthy, wholesome chicken nuggets, and that's why we have Gov't officials on camera stating that "parents don't always know what's best for their children. Oh, they may think they do, but they don't."
That's why, Little Girl, when she gave you that bullshit answer, you should've jacked her ass up and asked her if she thought you were fucking stupid or what.
That's why you should've asked just where in the hell does it say anywhere that the fucking government has any authority to tell us what we can or can't eat?
Grow some teeth, Little Girl, and you'll go far. If you don't, you'll end up working for MSNBC.