First Lady's Secret Service Detail Went Hunting Cupcakes

Looked for bakery made famous by Sex and the City

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AFP/Getty ImagesUS First Lady Michelle Obama and Vogue Magazine Editor Anna Wintour at ribbon-cutting ceremony.
First Lady Michelle Obama has become synonymous with healthy eating, exercise, and community service, as her Twitter feed suggests. But while the Secret Service agents assigned to protect her undoubtedly have a focus on public service and the fitness requirements of the job, healthy eating might not be a priority.

At least that's what a report in the New York Post's Page Six suggests. Apparently during a stop in New York City, an unnamed agent went in search of a cupcake. And not just any old cupcake, but one from Magnolia Bakery, made famous by the television show Sex and the City.

Just when you thought that law enforcement officers were only partial to doughnuts.

Michele Obama had been at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday to cut the ribbon at the opening of the new Anna Wintour Costume Center at the museum's Costume Institute, as the Wall Street Journal reported. (Apparently Wintour's steely reputation gave way to some tears.)

Then Mrs. Obama headed to the West 12th St. apartment of Tracy Maitland and Kimberly Hatchett, potential backers for the Obama Presidential Library, according to the Post. While she visited the couple, one of her Secret Service agents apparently got the urge for something out of the high fiber and low fat regime and reportedly asked the doorman for directions to Magnolia Bakery.

Presumably the agent was either temporarily off-duty or covered by others so he could seek that sugar siren. AOL Jobs contacted the Secret Service but hasn't yet heard back, either in terms of the schedule or what variety cupcake the agent picked up.

Did the agent bring back enough for everyone, or could this have been a surreptitious errand for the First Lady, who might get tired of being an icon of healthy eating all the time?

It's not the first time the Secret Service has been associated with cupcakes. In 2012, WDBJ-TV reported that a Radford, Virginia mom-and-pop bakery had turned down a visit by Vice President Biden. Chris McMurray, the "pop" owner of "Crumb and Get It," was willing to miss out on the publicity because he had been offended by the President's widely reported remarks to American business that "you didn't build that." He didn't want to be part of a photo op because he didn't agree with the administration.

The cupcake tie-in came at the end. According to the station, a Secret Service agent came in after Biden's advance people were given the thumbs down and bought a round of cookies and cupcakes and told McMurrary, "Thanks for standing up and saying 'no'."

Maybe they ended up at a vegan restaurant and the agents needed some balance in their diets.

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bhenry9787

it did not say that he went to get a cupcake for the first lady. But you know some people are just going to hate anyway. They love to hate. They are miserable at home with their families. They have no good friends. They just sit in their car that's on blocks in the front yard with a six pack. So my advice to them is to pick up their six pack and go back into your trailer and take a nap. You're tired.

May 12 2014 at 8:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ajkjda

OH, AND ERIC BEFORE ME... YOUR AND IDIOT... STOP BEING THE PROBLEM AND THINK BEFORE YOUR STUPID COMMENT

May 12 2014 at 11:36 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ajkjda

IT FIGURES.... I WOULDN'T PUT IT PAST THE O'BAMAS TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT... YOUR TALKING ABOUT SPENDING OUR TAX PAYING MONEY WISELY.... MAYBE I SHOULD CALL 911 AND HAVE A COP BRING ME A JELLY DONUT.. AFTER ALL THEY ARE PAYED WITH THE TAX PAYING MONEY WE SUPPY JUST AS WE DO FOR THE OBOOMBOOMS! BUT WE ALL KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO US RIGHT! TALKING ABOUT FRAUD, WASTE, AND ABUSE! THE WHOLE OBOOMBOOM PRESIDENCY IS FRAUD, WASTE, AND VERY ABUSIVE!!!!

May 12 2014 at 11:34 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Eric

So what's the big deal? A guy went and got some pasteries. We have no idea if it was 1 or 100, no idea who had any, no idea if it was an errand or a lark, and no idea if he actually score any cupcakes. Wow, are we grasping at straws looking for drama?

May 12 2014 at 10:05 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
sandy b

My Mom told us kids, "If you don't have anything nice to say.......be quiet!!!! "Listen up people!!

May 07 2014 at 5:57 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
amcpharlin

She has since the first time her husband ran for the office ("for the first time I am proud of our country") demonstrated her willingness to be a spender of tax payers money. She might be the worse 1st Lady this country has had since my birth in 1937.

May 07 2014 at 12:43 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
jay love

its nice to know AOL and this Eric Sherman guy have litterally nothing more compelling to write about the Obama administration than her secret service detail stopping off for cupcakes? with all the potential stories about all the blunders these people have been involved in since 2008 one would think a story could be developed? how about one on how much money this silly trip to NYC for Ms. Wintour's opening has cost the taxpayers during this time of deficits and cost cutting thats going on in our military no less, with Putin rearing his ugly head in eastern europe and ole "no balls" doing absolutly zero to stop him from anexing whole states from our allies in the region?? how many of these trips take place for Mrs. Obamas edification and self grandizment each year and at what cost? its not the trips for her alone I write against, its these trips for any and all first laddies which I find offensive to the American taxpayer?

May 07 2014 at 8:50 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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bchbum63

Don't worry, they fail to report on the BIG shortcomings of this administration. One tiny cupcake story won't tarnish her reputation.

May 12 2014 at 9:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
piksz

Mooshell
Ate too many of those cupcakes.

May 07 2014 at 2:04 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Jay Burton

I just love Michelle Obama, seriously, she’s beautiful and a lot smarter than her husband. I wish she was the one running for president 8 years ago because she would defiantly have my vote! Not that old crown Hillary Clinton.

May 07 2014 at 1:57 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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tucville2002

NO COMMENT

May 07 2014 at 1:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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