It’s the birthday of first lady Michelle Obama, (books by this author) born Michelle Robinson in Chicago (1964). She grew up on the South Side of Chicago, with a stay-at-home mom and a dad who worked for the city water plant and was active in local politics. She skipped the second grade, went to Chicago’s first magnet high school, ranked second in her graduating class, went off to college at Princeton, and then to law school at Harvard. She met Barack Obama at the law firm in Chicago where they both worked. For their first date, they went to a Spike Lee movie called Do the Right Thing. In 1992, the two married.
What the right wing is actually doing is just getting liberals back for those jokes about Bush’s vacations that everyone so enjoyed making, back when he was on vacation more often than any other president in history. Conservatives always thought that was an unfair attack, and so therefore it is fair to lob it against Obama.
I wonder if Michelle Obama should have returned to Chicago to clear brush. On second thought, the trip to Spain has achieved a major domestic policy goal, which is to cause the GOP to “discover” rampant unemployment.
“Michelle Obama finally won the public over — by becoming a caricature of traditional femininity.” BY KATE HARDING
AP’s description of Michelle Obama’s state dinner gown makes one cringe.