postheadericon Shameful: Military used as props for First Lady’s Oscar appearance

I’m not one to watch the Oscars or any other award show – Hollywood, actors and musical “artists” hold no particular fascination for me.  I could not however help but be drawn to a photo from the White House of First Lady Michelle Obama’s appearance last night.

The image is interesting in that standing behind FLOTUS are a number of active duty military members who apparently served as props for what was nothing more than a PR appearance.  In her commentary announcing the winner of Best Picture, Obama failed to acknowledge the men and women behind her or even the military as a whole.

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised by the disgraceful use of our military as a prop.  President Barack Obama used children as props in recent weeks to appeal for gun control measures.  Clearly this White House has no problem taking advantage of others to put a pretty face on the disastrous administration.

Props for the First Lady.  Michelle Obama was flanked by U.S. military members during her appearance at the Oscars. (White House)

Props for the First Lady. Michelle Obama was flanked by U.S. military members during her appearance at the Oscars. (White House)

One Response to “Shameful: Military used as props for First Lady’s Oscar appearance”

  • Tom Magnuson:

    Tony, I believe these props are now termed “wallpaper” (behind the speaker). Why can’t they just govern?

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