The first lady begins to reveal the role she’ll play in her husband’s administration. » Not like Laura Bush
OK, NOT TO SPLIT HAIRS HERE, BUT REALLY? REALLY? THE PRESS IS GOING TO KEEP UP BUSH BASHING THROUGH HIS WIFE WITH A SUBTLE HEADLINE, “NOT LIKE LAURA BUSH” WHO WAS NOTHING BUT KIND AND GRACIOUS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE 8 YEARS OF PRESS ATTACKS ON HER HUSBAND. WOW. INTERESTINGLY, THE QUOTE FROM THE POLITICO ISN’T AS CONFRONTATIONAL AS YAHOO MAKES IT SOUND. READ ON, THOUGH, THE COMMENT ABOUT FISCHER BEING ABLE TO MULTITASK IS DISGRACEFUL. IS THE POLITICO INSINUATING THAT EITHER THIS IS NORMAL OR THAT OTHER NO OTHER WOMEN BESIDES THESE EMBITTERED, DELUSIONAL WOMEN ARE SO ENABLED? THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT THE MAJORITY OF WOMEN ARE SO CAPABLE, BUT HAVE NO DESIRE TO LIVE SUCH A LIFE. HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ESTABLISHING NORMS ON THE FLY. I SAY THIS, BECAUSE SARAH PALIN WAS MALIGNED FOR BEING CREDITED WITH SUCH SKILLS.
FINALLY, THE REALLY WINNER HERE IS THE QUOTE ABOUT MICHELLE’S BITTER GIRL SYNDROME GIVING CONSERVATIVE COMMENTATORS “A LINE OF ATTACK ON THE OBAMAS.” ARE YOU KIDDING ME. AND WHY, MIGHT I ASK, WOULD THIS NOT JUST HAVE BEEN A LINE OF QUESTIONING FOR ANYONE IN THE MEDIA? ONCE AGAIN, WE HAVE THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA REVEALING THEIR INNER CONVICTIONS WHEN THEY THEMSELVES DON’T FIND SUCH COMMENTS EVEN REMOTELY NEWSWORTHY.
“But as Obama made her first official trip outside the White House on Monday — to the Department of Education — the shape and direction of her office, with advisers who have worked for Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Edwards, clearly bear a lot more resemblance to Clinton’s style than to that of Laura Bush.”
“Norris, said Fischer, is fair-minded and tough, the consummate multitasker who can send an e-mail, talk on the phone and play with her kids — three young boys — all at once.”
“Yet Obama also seems ever-mindful of the careful balance any first lady must strike — and perhaps in particular the nation’s first black first lady. During the campaign, her comments about being proud of her country “for the first time” caused a stir and gave conservative commentators a line of attack on the Obamas.”