"Take her anti-obesity thing that [Michelle Obama] is on,” says Sarah Palin.” ...She cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children….”
Sarah Palin delivers trays of cookies to a private school when she speaks there—to graphically denigrate Michelle Obama’s Let's Move campaign. Mother Sarah opens her first episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska baking cupcakes.
The Heath-Palin genes have bestowed slim frames upon Sarah’s children—with the exception of Bristol who may just be carrying residual pregnancy pounds. Her mother's message to the rest of the world seems to be that sugary eats are fine. Palin wants politicians and politicians’ wives to “...allow us as individuals to exercise our own God-given rights to make our own decisions….”
Yet it’s pols—beginning with local school boards—who've made unfortunate choices about food in student cafeterias, a Michelle-target for change. The First Lady wants an end to the use of Federal funds to supply students with empty calories.
A component of Michelle’s Let's Move effort is education—helping families prevent pediatric obesity. Overweight babies can become adolescent diabetics. Everyone may not have health insurance to deal with such disasters; those kids in diabetic distress—with too much sugar in their bloodstreams and no insulin to carry it off to where it's supposed to be—end up in ambulances and emergency departments, and we all pay.
Palin doesn’t want Obamacare left in place; Governor Palin doesn’t like Americans receiving advice on healthy eating. She dislikes the Let's Move strategy. We know what she doesn’t advocate. We all might ask in Michelle's stead: What is the Palin plan for overweight sick kids?
Driving kids to Canada for free medical care as Palin reports doing for her own brood isn’t an option.