Thursday, January 20, 2011

Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' Campaign Blamed for Pedestrian Deaths

This makes about as much sense as Sarah Palin being responsible for the Arizona shootings, so obviously it'll be a top story today.
The Governors Highway Safety Association says pedestrian deaths increased in the first half of 2010 and the First Lady's program to get Americans to be more active could be partly responsible.

Governors Highway Safety Administration spokesman Jonathan Adkins told 630 WMAL that Michelle Obama is "trying to get us to walk to work and exercise a little bit more. While that's good, it also increases our exposure to risk."

After four straight years of steady declines, pedestrian deaths were up during the first six months of 2010, the latest figures available to be studied.

Other factors include distracted drivers, distracted pedestrians and what Adkins calls "aggressive pedestrians."

"People who are not crossing where they are supposed to. They're running in front of cars. We've even had examples of pedestrians getting out on the interstate," said Adkins.
Well, nobody ever accused these dopey libs of being too bright. Maybe we need another "cross at the green, not in between" campaign.


Thomas Moeller said...

OK, I'll start... I blame it on too many recent college graduates without jobs, can't afford cars, walking to the employment agency for their check.  This is the result of the college bred lack of critical thinking... Death.

uncledan said...

Are you trying to tell me people are actually LISTENING to and FOLLOWING the directions of ME-Chelle?

rich b said...

Well it's a damn good thing none of these vehicles ever hit Michelle. One bounce of her big ol' ass and you can kiss another two-thousand dollar air bag system and a five-hundred dollar endura bumper adios. I can't say what'll happen to Michelle but I hope she's not hurt.

Now how's that for a big fat piece of extrapolating which is all the Lame Stream Media seems to be capable of doing these days. Honest and objective reporting is a ship that long ago sailed for these clowns.