Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Michelle Obama: the new Hillary

Think of an Ivy League lawyer with a corporate job that pays more than that of her Ivy League lawyer politician husband. Imagine maybe she thinks that since she’s higher paid, maybe he isn’t so much. She certainly thinks he gets a little too much love from everyone because he’s just so cool, and maybe he needs to be taken down a peg every now and then.

Mrs. Obama ’08 reminds me a lot of Mrs. Clinton ’92 and if she doesn’t reel it in a little that’s what a big hunk of America is going to think, too. Hillary upset a lot of people when she said she wasn’t about to “stay home baking cookies while she stands by her man.” How do you think those same folks are going to feel about Mrs. O’s remark that "For the first time in my adult lifetime I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change."

Not well, I’ll wager. This is going to come back to bedevil the Obama campaign for quite some time. She could do with a little dose of humility.

5 comments:

Woody said...

Watch out Mr. Obama, you are about to face the wrath of Hillary Clinton. Get ready for some negativity (not totally undeserved).

Birdman said...

What a boneheaded thing to say. Was she actually saying that her pride in America rises and falls with her husband's popularity? You'd think she'd be a bit more politically nimble than this.

d'blank said...

According to her spokesperson, her remarks were taken out of context. There's the "new politics" at work for you.

Birdman said...

I heard the entire quote. It wasn't taken out of context at all. If they don't deal with this, and soon, they'll get hurt.

AY said...

I first thought tempest in a teapot, but this faux pas has legs.

Cindy McCain made her point last night -- and the McCain machine will grind it out as a negative ad.