US First Lady, Michelle Obama has started an initiative called “Let’s Move” that encourages children to be more active and eat healthy. One out of every three kids in the US is obese and spends 7.5 hours a day watching TV, playing video games and generally being inactive. It’s a serious health concern that a third of all children born after 2000 are likely to become diabetic.
Michelle Obama, as a mother of two young girls and an inspirational figure to many women in America, seems like the right sort of person to start such an initiative, right?
Uh-uh, if you happen to be Sarah Palin. In a recent radio interview she railed, “What she is telling us is she cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, for their own families in what we should eat … Instead of a government thinking that they need to take over and make decisions for us according to some politician or politician’s wife priorities, just leave us alone, get off our back and allow us as individuals to exercise our own God-given rights to make our own decisions and then our country gets back on the right track” !
I think I am turning bulemic …