Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote:
my point was that the Oscars had become so political as it is, which was why the awards were so spread out (and of course, likely one of the reasons Lincoln wasn't going to win, and why films by particular filmmakers weren't considered - ahem Clod Atlas.) Sure, the First Lady holds no political office but she does represent politics of some sort by showing up anywhere. You have to appreciate that this is just my opinion. I thought it was tactless.
Are you talking studio politics or politics
The way I see it, the President and First Lady, regardless of who gets elected, are always going to be in the public eye and making appearances at special events, be it throwing out the first ball at a baseball game or meeting with this year's National Spelling Bee champions. This just struck me as more of the same.