RWNJ Outrageous Outrage of the Day: Michelle Obama Book Signing and Voter ID
Some in the conservative media are comparing voter ID laws to a supposed photo ID requirement for First Lady Michelle Obama’s upcoming book signing to accuse the Obama administration of hypocrisy. However, such a comparison is invalid, because while people have a constitutional right to vote, they do not have a constitutional right to meet with the first lady.
On May 30, the blog Obama Foodorama reported that Michelle Obama will appear at a Washington, D.C. Barnes & Noble on June 12 to sign copies of her new book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. Obama Foodorama further reported that those wishing to attend the event will have to purchase a copy of the first lady’s book and “submit their social security number and show an official photo ID (driver’s license, passport) to a Secret Service agent” in advance of the signing.
Conservative media have seized on Obama Foodorama’s report to attack the Obama administration, accusing them of having a hypocritical position on photo ID requirements.