Rare Criticism of Michelle Obama from the Left

By Susan Jones | February 27, 2013 | 7:22 AM EST

First Lady Michelle Obama is beamed into the Academy Awards ceremony to announce the best movie winner on Sunday, February 24, 2013. (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - "It’s time for first lady Michelle Obama to raise her game," writes liberal Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy in Wednesday's edition.

"Nothing wrong with telling kids to eat their peas or showing them how to Hula-Hoop. But after four years of focusing on the body, she’d do well to spend these next four on building strong minds."

Milloy says there's been too much attention paid to Michelle's body (her arms, bangs, designer clothes), and not enough attention paid to her ivy league education:

"Where is that intellectually gifted Princeton graduate, the Harvard-educated lawyer and mentor to the man who would become the first African American president of the United States?" he asks.

"Surely that was not the first lady bumping hips and doing hand-jive dancing with Jimmy Fallon in drag on his late-night TV talk show."

Says Milloy of Michelle: "She ought to be under consideration for a seat on the Supreme Court, not recruited as a presenter in some Hollywood movie contest."

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