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Michelle Obama: White House garden ‘semi-open to the public,’ can be seen through the fence
The Daily Caller ^ | 5/7/2013

Posted on 05/07/2013 3:24:35 PM PDT by markomalley

Michelle Obama told an audience attending her book signing Tuesday that the White House garden is still “semi-open to the public” because visitors can see it through the fence.

She was promoting her book, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America,” released in May 2012.

“[M]y goal in this book is to share the story of the creation of the garden,” Michelle Obama said during the Tuesday morning signing at Washington’s Politics and Prose Bookstore, “because while it is semi-open to the public — because if you visit the White House along the South Lawn, you can see the garden from outside of the White House.”

“But millions of people don’t get a chance to come to Washington.  They hear about the garden; they don’t get an opportunity to see it,” she said.

Visitors standing outside the fence of the South Lawn can see portions of the garden at least 100 yards away, though the view can be somewhat obscured by a wall of trees and shrubbery.

The Obama administration stopped allowing visitors to tour the White House grounds beginning on March 9 “due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration.”

UPDATE: Tuesday’s view of the White House garden below. (Photo by Grae Stafford/TheDC)



TOPICS: Extended News; Government
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1 posted on 05/07/2013 3:24:35 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

“let them eat cake”.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 3:25:30 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: markomalley

Can we eat cake while we look in the fence at Versailles?


3 posted on 05/07/2013 3:27:54 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: markomalley

What a total waste.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 3:28:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: markomalley

The sequester should’ve cut this b/s.


5 posted on 05/07/2013 3:29:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: markomalley
...if ANY other first lady chewie had made that comment she would have been on all the late night comedy shows..
6 posted on 05/07/2013 3:29:08 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: markomalley

What a generous spirit.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 3:29:46 PM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: Doogle

LOL! The First Chewie. I’ll have to remember that one.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 3:30:37 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: markomalley

She was promoting her book, “American Grown: The Story of Workplace violins in Ft. Hood Texas...,”

....


9 posted on 05/07/2013 3:30:37 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: DesertRhino

So Fort Knox is SEMI-Open to the Public too cause you can look through the fence...

Funny, I can’t see any gold in there.... :P


10 posted on 05/07/2013 3:31:50 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: markomalley
Michelle Obama told an audience attending her book signing Tuesday that the White House garden is still “semi-open to the public” because visitors can see it through the fence.

Well, why not? Her husband has been telling us that we are "semi-free" from his first day in office.

11 posted on 05/07/2013 3:32:08 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“They’re still semi-free. They can look through the razor wire with no problem.”


12 posted on 05/07/2013 3:34:18 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: markomalley

So they can still afford to plant and maintain a garden, just not let anyone in to see it. It is for them, not us.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 3:35:30 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: markomalley

Really, I just can’t believe that these two idiots are running this country. This comment, is something a queen would say to her subjects. This is NOT her house, she is simply visiting and she should be humbled by the honor. This comment shows her complete lack of intelligence, respect and dignity that her position demands.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 3:36:16 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Doogle
...if ANY other first lady chewie had made that comment she would have been on all the late night comedy shows..

What did Chewbacca do to deserve such disrespect?

Talk about insulting...

15 posted on 05/07/2013 3:36:27 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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16 posted on 05/07/2013 3:41:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: markomalley

Wow, OK I’m booking a flight to DC!


17 posted on 05/07/2013 3:45:35 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Plugs would call her a Chewie knockoff.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 3:45:36 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: markomalley

Of course the fence is electrified.


19 posted on 05/07/2013 3:46:20 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: markomalley
Barbara Streisand warmly semi-opens her house to the general public who own or can secure rides in private aircraft, at least since she lost her court case.
20 posted on 05/07/2013 3:50:37 PM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: markomalley

Wish it was sarire


21 posted on 05/07/2013 3:54:04 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: markomalley

On the other hand, Michelle Obama appears three nights a week at the Bim-Bom-Bomp Room


22 posted on 05/07/2013 3:57:24 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: markomalley

Does she actually maintain the garden? Does she work the soil and plant the garden every year? Does she water and fertilize? Harvest?

How dare she speak about gardens in America. She has likely done very little gardening - pure elitist phony.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 4:04:22 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: markomalley

I just KNOW that bitch stopped the WH tours, at the first “excuse” to do so.

“This is MY house!”, so sayeth the wookie.


24 posted on 05/07/2013 5:12:55 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: shalom aleichem
…so sayeth the wookie.

How can you be so insulting.

 

 

 

 

To wookies.

25 posted on 05/07/2013 5:14:20 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: JudyinCanada
That would be my guess, too...

But, HEY! There is a garden there, and since it was apparently her idea, well, perhaps it counts...

I DO wonder if the Obama homestead in Chicago also has a wonderful garden, "kitchen" or otherwise, that she just can't wait to get back to when the time comes?

ha!

26 posted on 05/07/2013 5:37:57 PM PDT by 88keys (truth will out...eventually...)
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To: shalom aleichem

The Wookie and Freddie Mac can semi kiss my Ass! She doesn’t want to see all those semi slaves in her hut.


27 posted on 05/07/2013 7:42:11 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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