February 16, 2009

Michelle Obama Frugal?

I don't know how many of you saw Inside Edition tonight, but they called Michelle Obama "frugal."

The segment focused on how the Obama's went to Chicago to spend a relaxing weekend at home for the first time since they moved to the WH. President Obama took Mrs. Obama to Table 52 Restaurant for Valentine's day during their visit. The restaurant, which by the way is owned by Oprah's personal chef, is considered one of Chicago's finest restaurants. The reporter summarized what the Obama's ordered for dinner. Then they showed Mrs. Obama walking out of the restaurant holding a small brown paper bag. The newscaster finished the segment by saying, "As they exited the restaurant, frugal Michelle appeared to be carrying what looked like a doggy bag full of leftovers."

I didn't realize that not wasting food was considered frugal. They made it sound like such a dirty word.


A Shorter Mama said...

She sets such a good example of how we all should be. LOVING the new look ladies!

DemMom said...

I don't think "frugal" is an insult. I strive to be frugal. "Cheap" is an insult.

Felicia (aka Mommy B) said...

It is so crazy how they are analyzing EVERYTHING Michelle does. She's frugal (because she wears JCrew and takes home doggie bags?), she's a supermom, she's fashionable, on and on... I guess in this economy, with the nation so on edge about job losses, it's better that she be thought of as frugal rather than a reckless spender.

I think I mentioned it before, but I'm also loving the new look.

Elaine at Lipstickdaily said...

Hmmmmm . . . I like it . . . I think I'll tell RC next time we go out that patronizing the top end restaurant in our town is frugal. Think he'll buy it?

Justice Jonesie said...

I agree that frugal is not bad, but it's the way they said it I guess. As if it was bad to not be wasteful.

Glad you all like the new look!! Thanks!

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