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Michelle Obama: Prisoner at Large


mo_prisonerAs we’ve been apprised in the press, on July 2 Michelle Obama described living in the White House as being in a “really nice prison.” This occurred during a discussion with former First Lady Laura Bush at the “African First Ladies Summit” in Tanzania, an event that for some unfathomable reason merited moderation by NPR’s Cokie Roberts.
I’ve always thought “Cokie” is an astonishingly stupid name, by the way. But I digress.

The First Lady said she loved her job and found it liberating in some respects, but confining in others. “You can’t complain,” she went on to say.

Then what in the hell do you call what you’re doing? Describing one’s role as that of a prisoner isn’t a complaint?

The First Lady leading with her chin as such was too much of a temptation not to take a swing – and to elucidate with regard to the entitlement mentality, something about which Michelle Obama’s comments speak libraries rather than volumes.

I’ve always found uptight, imperious, belligerent black women to be almost amusing in their irksomeness, perhaps because I’ve known so many of them – and Michelle Obama most assuredly fits the bill for that archetype. I suppose that could be construed as a racist assessment, though it’s anyone’s guess as to whether I’ll be called out for it, my being a “person of color” and all. I promise to disparage uptight, imperious, belligerent liberals of another ethnicity and gender at a later date, if that’s any consolation.

But again, I digress…

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Obama