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Published: Wednesday, June 5 2013 10:15 a.m. MDT

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Aggielove
Cache county, USA

If handled with class, this is fine. But not sure, cause the transcript was edited.

one old man
Ogden, UT

I find myself wishing that her husband would get in the faces of a few other people, too. Maybe if he did, we wouldn't have Congress messing things up as badly as they are.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

The Obamas don't deal well with being questioned. No surprise here.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

It takes no talent or brains whatsoever to be a heckler. Anyone can do it if all he wants to do is be heard.

Mayfair
City, Ut

I believe in giving credit whenever (and to whomever) it is due.

So I salute Mrs.Obama, who swerved right into the correct lane on this one.

I salute her standing up to and silencing this person, who was out of line on numerous counts.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Good for her.

DH48
West Jordan, UT

Good for her. I don't believe anyone has a right to stand and heckle someone when they are speaking in that type of forum. It's funny to see her (or her husband) be so politically incorrect in public but some times this PC garbage needs to be thrown out.

Laurels
Sandy, UT

I am not a fan of Michelle Obama. Having said that, she is the First Lady, and was an invited guest who had been asked to give a speech. Basic courtesy in this type of a situation is warranted. Heckling the speaker, as this woman did, was rude and boorish.

One can either try to talk over the heckler, get into a war-of-words with the heckler, wait in silence while the heckler takes over the situation, or tell those who organized the event that either the speaker or the heckler has the floor...their choice.

It is my opinion that Mrs. Obama made the best choice of the options she had.

Oatmeal
Woods Cross, UT

I am tiring of the tactics used by the gay rights movement. They even abuse the people they call their friends.

George F
Salt Lake , UT

I guess I am surprised that Ms Obama would confront someone who is so pro gay rights.

JDL
Magna, UT

Imagine that, a lesbian, chiding ms. obama while promoting same sex whatever at a DNC sponsored event and then ms. obama throws a fit.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

I guess Blue has a point. As much abuse as the Obamas get subjected to, you'd think they'd be experts in dealing with it by now. But I also wonder just what response to heckling would have satisfied Blue enough to keep him from criticizing - at no risk to himself.

Shazandra
Bakersfield, CA

Rude and unfortunate. But then where did most hecklers learn that behavior?

Not in an ethical, religious or conservative environment or university. Enjoy the fruits of your sowing. It is called "free" speech, right?

As much as I disagree with every snarky, smurking comment, attitude and platform of Mrs. Obama, Laurels said it correctly: Show respect for our leaders or reap the same when you're at the podium of civil discourse.

SoCalChris
Riverside, CA

I'm not a fan of Michelle Antoinette but she handled this perfectly.

I find this hilarious -- "She came right down in my face," Sturtz told The Post. "I was taken aback."

worf
Mcallen, TX

Would be great if the Obama's would do some fund raising for the country, and cut the deficit in half as promised. Maybe trim the debt.

Broken promises are heckling the nation.

David
Centerville, UT

I don't recall our liberal friends chiding the hecklers during Romney's speaches during the campaign. Rather, they criticized Romney if he ignored the heckers, and criticized him when he responded to the hecklers.

Once again, hypocrisy and double standards arise.

Our fearless leaders, the Obamas, must not be countered, confronted, questioned, or criticized. This is the USSA of course.

Bubble
SLC, UT

@ Shazzandra: Really? You think religious people don't interrupt and heckle? I guess that depends on how you define religion and religious people - many of those who protest LDS General Conference claim to be religious. Fred Phelps and his followers claim to be religious.

And who said this heckler was not religious? Just because she does not follow the religious teaching you follow, does not mean she is without religion.

Shazandra
Bakersfield, CA

You silly, Bubble. You know what I meant.

The bulk of rude public interruptions come from one mindset. Sorry you're not aware. (They're also the ones who trash streets, parks, private property after rallies.). They don't corner the market on claims of religiosity, just on rude public forum discourse. Visit a campus sometime, a liberal one.

Reader
Sandy, UT

Good for Michelle Obama. If I had been there, I would have applauded her. Heckling is rude and accomplishes nothing.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

worf, just what IS Mrs. Obama's role in controlling the deficit? And if it's dropping, should that mean you should expect MORE heckling? You confuse me.

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