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MSNBC hosts slam Michelle Obama critics as ‘lame,’ ‘asinine’

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski took shots Monday at the students of a Topeka, Kan., high school who are petitioning to keep first lady Michelle Obama from speaking at their graduation ceremony.

Students and their families complained that the first lady's presence might overshadow the students on their big day, as well as negatively impact the limited number of seats available.

As Mr. Scarborough explained, Mrs. Obama's appearance is tied to the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which outlawed segregation in schools.

"Wow, that's lame," Miss Brzezinski opined of the petition.

"I have got to say, if you have the opportunity to have the first lady of the United States come out and speak at your high school graduation, keep those concerns to yourself. That is asinine," Mr. Scarborough said.

The two shook their heads in disbelief, calling the first lady's visit "historical" and "symbolic."

"That is absolutely unbelievable. Wow," Mr. Scarborough added.

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