Monday, August 17, 2009

Michelle Obama: Hillary Clinton Redux?

I came across this little piece in The Corner, and thought it worth sharing. Starts out with a quote from a June article in the Washington Post:

For weeks, Michelle Obama had been telling her staff and closest confidantes that she wasn't having the impact she wanted. She is a woman of substance, with a background in law, public policy and management, who found herself relegated to role model in chief.

..and a women who - by her own admission - loathed her country until it prostrated itself before her and her husband. Now that her hubby's approval ratings are south of 50% across the board, methinks her disdain for her fellow Americans is resurfacing with a vengeance.

Anyway - Benjamin Zycher takes Michelle Obama down a peg -at least:

Michelle Obama, the product of lifelong affirmative-action coddling, is an intellectual lightweight who fancies herself a serious thinker. Just read her Princeton senior thesis, an intermittently coherent stream-of-consciousness pile of leftist jargon, campus pseudo-seriousness, and racial-identity babble. Can there be any doubt that the Princeton administrators accepted it only because of her skin color?

Ouch. But perhaps, if we really want to see the whole concept of socialized medicine discredited and removed from the national conversation (and I do), we should encourage involvement by Michelle O. Just think of the fawning media, crediting her as an invaluable source of health care wisdom because she's an Ivy-League educated mother of two who got a $300K job at a hospital after her husband became senator. Imagine how well that would play in the red states, in the purple counties, and with the middle class at large.

I remember when Hillary first hit the scene - she too had too much "substance" to be a bit player - as the doyenne of heath care reform. Shocked, she was (as much of the liberal/feminist establishment was) that the American people would not take the word of this (obviously) brilliant woman and accept her "prescription for America" without question.

Are the Dems dumb enough to re-stage this play? Do they think their cries of "racism" will trump the claims of misogyny that preceded Hillary's spectacular crash? Are they really this stupid?

In a word - yes. And Michelle is vain and egotistical enough to believe she can pull it off.

Good luck with that. I'm looking forward to how well your elitist sneer will play on the 6PM news...

1 comment:

Jim - PRS said...

I think Rahmbo has her and Joe Biden tied up in the basement of the White House, and he loses sleep at night trying to figure out how to tell The One that it's time to put a sock in it.

It would be sweet if she were to be unleashed on the public. She has all the appeal of a Yoko Ono album.