Here’s a link to a picture of Michelle Obama – posing . . . . supposedly surprised.
The caption I read stated she was at Miriam’s Kitchen, a soup kitchen for homeless people not far from the White House.
She brought with her some food donated by White House staff. The first lady served up mushroom risotto and broccoli to a long line of homeless men and women during part of her lunch hour and in these photos poses for a picture by one homeless diner obviously excited to be in the First Lady’s presence.
It doesn’t detract from the First Lady’s generous gesture or the real needs she seeks to highlight to ask two bothersome journalistic questions (which, by the way, haven’t been asked by journalists) about these news photos:
1. Why not the $100 / pound steak they dine on?
2. If this unidentified meal recipient is homeless and thus, too poor to buy his own food, how does he afford a cell phone?
3. And if he is homeless, where do they send the cell phone bills?
4. I’ll bet the Secret Service man in the background has a clue . . . .