From: O'Donovan, PJ, Himself on
The problem with Michelle Obama

posted elsewhere:

"The problem with Michelle Obama’s Marabella-to-Martha’s-Vineyard
August is not that the first family doesn’t deserve time off but that
Michelle, in the past, has gone on the record that the country’s elite
(of which she claimed not to be a part) had created one nation for
themselves and quite a different for most others — at least that’s how
I interpreted “downright mean country,” “raise the bar,” and never
having been proud of her country until the rise of hope and change.

So the Versailles-like aura around her trips suggests that her prior
angst arose not because millions were not able to share the lifestyles
of the elite but that she herself had not yet quite partaken in the
sort of life she felt she deserved — which she is now apparently
enjoying to the fullest. The fact that her Costa del Sol trip
coincides with hard times back in the states, comes on the heels of
the Kerry yacht and the Clinton wedding, and clashes with her
husband’s anti-wealthy rhetoric (e.g., “at some point you’ve made
enough money”) makes it all the more weird, both for her
adminstration’s equality-of-result politics and for the larger liberal
narrative of talking truth to power."
From: dechucka on
She's black, she's pretty, she intelligent and not a Republican?
From: abelard on
On Tue, 10 Aug 2010 11:20:43 +1000, "dechucka" <vomit(a)>

>She's black,

who cares

> she's pretty,

so's a rhinoceros

> she intelligent

stop being sarcastic

>and not a Republican?

oh, that's your problem

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