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    Let's say you're preparing dinner and you realize with dismay that you don't have any certified organic Tuscan kale. What to do?

    Here's how Michelle Obama handled this very predicament Thursday afternoon:

    The Secret Service and the D.C. police brought in three dozen vehicles and shut down H Street, Vermont Avenue, two lanes of I Street and an entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station. They swept the area, in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with bomb-sniffing dogs and installed magnetometers in the middle of the street, put up barricades to keep pedestrians out, and took positions with binoculars atop trucks. Though the produce stand was only a block or so from the White House, the first lady hopped into her armored limousine and pulled into the market amid the wail of sirens.

    Then, and only then, could Obama purchase her leafy greens. "Now it's time to buy some food," she told several hundred people who came to watch. "Let's shop!"

    Cowbells were rung. Somebody put a lei of marigolds around Obama's neck. The first lady picked up a straw basket and headed for the "Farm at Sunnyside" tent, where she loaded up with organic Asian pears, cherry tomatoes, multicolored potatoes, free-range eggs and, yes, two bunches of Tuscan kale. She left the produce with an aide, who paid the cashier as Obama made her way back to the limousine.

    There's nothing like the simple pleasures of a farm stand to return us to our agrarian roots.

    Dana Milbank - Washington Sketch: Michelle Obama Gets Her Farmers Market
     
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    What she didnt take grandma?
    Wouldnt it have neen easier to send 1 secret service agent. LoL
     
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    That sucks that they have to do through all that to ensure her safety.

    Send the help from now on, Miche.
     
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    that's what i was thinking.

    it really must suck having to live like that.
     
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    there was an article about the "carbon footprint" left by this. what became of her garden?
     
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    This, it's not worth it. By the time they were finished, sending someone who's job is suppose to do exactly that would of been back by then.
     
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    Shouldn't you still be in bed passed out from Thirsty Thursday?
     
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    Exactly

    so we can assume its the power/prestige thing? She tripping!
     
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    That is pretty stupid.

    I wish we had farmer's markets, though. Instead the farms have all been plowed under for housing estates.
     
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    If they could I think they would.
     

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