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Michelle Obama—She Can Define Herself As She Wishes And All Will Go Well

Michelle Obama is going to be a great First Lady.

How do I know this?

Because I’m going to accept her as the person she is and needs to be to survive and suceed in the role of First Lady. I’m going to let her define herself instead of being defined by Fox News as you see above.

These are things going to be said about any prominent black woman no matter how successful she is in life.

The message is that no black family is “legitimate”— Even one soon to be living in the White House.

The good news is that the voting public is paying attention and they will reject this stuff next November.

First Lady is a hard job and it merits great respect.

Some said Nancy Reagan was too adoring of her husband. But Mrs. Reagan had the right to be the person she was. Or, like anybody in public view, Mrs. Reagan had plenty of reason to put forth the image she wished to project. 

Lady Bird Johnson ran LBJ’s business affairs. Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the most famous people in the world for her humanitarian efforts.

Whatever a First Lady—or First Spouse as the case will someday be— wishes to be, that’s fine with me.

All people need to be is who they are. Or who they need to be to survive the attention of being in the shadow of a President and living in the shadow of the physical danger a President always faces.    

Also, I know Mrs. Obama and Mr. Obama are going to rise up the level of people’s hopes and expectations. I’m not sure that the maturity and gravity are there yet. But I have faith it will come.

Michelle Obama is charting a path no one before has charted. I’m fully on board with her as both she and the nation move forward.

 

June 12, 2008 - Posted by | Campaign 2008, History, Political History, Politics | , , , , , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. I agree with you, I think Michelle Obama’s going to be a great first lady. The hacks over at Faux News can go to hell.

    Comment by Big Tex | June 13, 2008

  2. Big Tex—Right on as always.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | June 13, 2008

  3. ACTUALLY, CORRECT ENGLISH WOULD BE “..A FIRST LADY OF WHICH I CAN BE PROUD.” BU THE AUTHOR PROBABLY “EDUCATION” AT PRINCETON.

    UNLESS SHE READ WINSTON CHURCHILL’S FAMOUS LINE WHEN CORRECTED ABOUT ENDING A SENTENCE WITH A PREPOSITION, “..THAT IS THE SORT OF NONSENSE UP WITH WHICH I SHALL NOT PUT.”

    BUT NO IVY LEAGUER EVER GOT THAT FAR.

    Comment by llabesab | April 4, 2009

  4. llabesab–Nobody knows what you are saying here.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | April 5, 2009

  5. I agree with you:)
    Here’s a caricature of the first lady that you might find interesting. Check http://wp.me/pJgyP-1o

    Regards,
    Shafali

    Comment by Shafali | January 8, 2010


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