"The catchall is this: "The Federal government . . . should provide clear, actionable guidance to states, providers and families on how to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and reduce screen time."
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Double Talk From The First Lady?
Why is the NY Post the only media outlet covering this little "slight of hand" trick by the First Lady?
"Not a single expert that we’ve consulted has said that having the federal government tell people what to do is the way to solve" the obesity problem, Michelle Obama told reporters on Tuesday — the same day she thunkingly delivered a 124-page White House Task Force report which gloats that "Twelve Federal agencies participated actively," cites "recommendations . . for federal action" and promises that "leaders in the public and private sectors. . . are ready and waiting to put this plan into action."
Are we now seeing the First Lady establish public policy for Federal agencies? I've not read the reports and "recommendations" mentioned in this article. But wouldn't/shouldn't the question of a First Lady establishing public policy and increased regulations be of interest to other news and media outlets beyond the New York Post? Or do we need to have the National Enquirer bring in the same team that broke the Edwards scandal?