First lady reaches out to Minnesota, military families

  • Article by: MARK BRUNSWICK , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 17, 2012 - 6:48 AM

The first lady hosted a roundtable of Minnesota military families, then spoke at a Democratic fundraiser.

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reetnhMar. 16, 12 4:04 PM

Haha, moderating around the twin cities. I think she'd prefer liberating around the twin cities.

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mouthwashMar. 16, 12 4:15 PM

As usual, these events seem planned to wreak maximum havoc on the evening commute.

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jarlmnMar. 16, 12 4:26 PM

If Ms Obama truly wanted to improve the lives of military families, she'd get her husband to get us out of Afghanistan NOW! That said, I would feel better about the Obama's pandering to military families in order to look like they are "patriotic" and stuff, if she, her husband or anyone in their immediate family had ever *themselves* served in the military. Our President wouldn't know a tactical op from a photo-op. This goes for our very own Governor Little Lord Fauntleroy as well.

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unreal12Mar. 16, 12 4:32 PM

jarlmn - Neither obama know anything about patriotism. I suspect military personnel would just as soon not see any of this "tell you what you want to hear" liars around their areas.

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pomooneMar. 16, 12 4:50 PM

jarlmn - Last I checked, our government wasn't a military dictatorship. If you prefer a government that is run by the military, North Korea would be glad to have you working in their missile factories.

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mplsbigmamaMar. 16, 12 5:00 PM

How about remove all alcohol & cigarettes from all military property. Soldiers are not away from their home for more than 9 months. Drug & alcohol testing is mandatory while on duty.

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jarlmnMar. 16, 12 5:16 PM

Dearest Pomoone, I would *vastly* prefer goverment run by civilian authority. But I would also prefer that our CIC be someone who has had at least some modicum of past military experience. This, so that they would have some better feeling for the persons they are putting in harm's way or, sent on fool's-errands like Afghanistan and Vietnam. One doesn't have to be a "war hero" or even a former officer, a former buck private would do nicely, in fact. Politicians who's only battles have been fought at legal proceedings, make poor civilian leaders of military personnel.

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josephmMar. 16, 12 5:23 PM

Why all the HATE spewing from the right?

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belascoMar. 16, 12 5:56 PM

Fox News reports that its costing American taxpayers $40 billion dollars per day to fund this shameless PR stunt by the First Libs.

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odb247Mar. 16, 12 6:11 PM

As a veteran who is a little younger than the president.I served during peace time 1981 to 1985 in Korea on the DMZ.The president if he had served would have served during the same period of peace.If I was a young man I would probably have went to war after 9/11.Disparaging a man's choices in his life is a bulling tactic.Saying the President of the United States is unworthy of command because he never served is childish.

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