December 28, 2013

"Is Michelle Obama’s Birthday Party Invitation Inconsiderately Worded?"

What does it mean to invite people for "Snacks & Sips & Dancing & Dessert"?

I think it means there will be plenty to eat and drink but you can't sit down. Kinda like "Let's Move" but more festive.

11 comments:

Joe said...

It's all carrots, arugula and cauliflower.

The Godfather said...

Far be it from me to defend the odious Michelle, but I see nothing wrong with this (other than having a Polka band). The article doesn't say what the time of day for the party is, but if it's at a time when invitees might reasonably expect a real meal, it's good manners to tell them that's not the case.

Deirdre Mundy said...

Yep-- you can snack and get drunk, but there won't be a real meal...

lemondog said...

Debt ceiling considerations. Saving... snort... taxpayer money.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Barack Obama will require you to dance. He is going to demand that you shake your booty. That you put down your snacks. That you come out of your mastication, that you move away from the buffet. That you push yourselves to be funkier. And that you imbibe. Barack will never allow you to go back to your seats as usual.

LilyBart said...

Sounds like the sort of invitation you get that provokes a question, "Do we have to go?".

MaxedOutMama said...

Well it's her b'day party!!!

What could possibly be inconsiderate about that? If people want a different type of party, they can throw their preferred type on their birthdays!

EMD said...

Methinks they were more into a little alliteration.

Skeptical Voter said...

Maybe Mooch is on a fiscal diet--the "snacks" and "sips"---you'll get a Ritx cracker and a thimbleful of wine.

Somehow I doubt it.

timkb4cq said...

What I get from this is that lobbyists are probably paying for it. That's not allowed if it's a meal, but ”food or refreshments of a nominal value offered other than as a part of a meal" are exempt.

http://www.democracy21.org/archives/issues/issueslobbying/correction-of-erroneous-interpretation-of-ethics-rules-that-ban-lobbyists-from-paying-for-meals-for-members-of-congress/

avwh said...

Good explanation, timkb.

Barry ALWAYS spends other people's money.