Saturday, August 7, 2010

Et tu, Brute?

I’ve seen this sort of thing before: With Nancy, it was when she let slip the fact that she consulted astrologers.


With Hillary, it was when she confessed to carrying on conversations with Eleanor,

  hill on phoneeleanor unplugged

and with Laura, it began the day she arrived at the White House with what’s-his-name? The cowboy.


It’s the day the MSM turns on you. So mark your calendars. Today’s the day the worm turned for Lady M.  The sharks smell blood in the water, and you know there’s nothing the public appreciates more than a good  blood fest. They will begin by nibbling at the appendages, but if they like the taste, they will be back for more.  My job is about to get a whole lot harder.

I’m basing this prediction on some signs I’ve seen that the previously all-supportive-press-all-the-time may be defecting. For example, some of our own PR outlets like CBS, the LA Times, WaPo, and even our homie Chicago Trib have started to run negative “news” items – although to be fair, it’s under the guise of what “some critics are saying” about the vacationing Wons. Never the less, I see trouble in River City.

The dreadful New York Daily News even dared use the “Marie Antoinette” moniker.

mo antoinette-1 copy I wasn’t going to release this, but since it slipped off my hard drive yesterday, I might as well show everyone.

"Michelle Obama seems more like a modern-day Marie Antoinette... than an average mother of two." Tantaros acknowledged that "we all need downtime -- the First Family included," but added, "it's the extravagance of Michelle Obama's trip and glitzy destination contrasted with President Obama's demonization of the rich that smacks of hypocrisy and perpetuates a disconnect between the country and its leaders."

Ouch! We are going to have to change the subject pretty soon. Although, honestly, that’s what Elena’s confirmation was supposed to do.

down with her bad self Justice-to-be Kagan, getting down with her bad self

But apparently appointing communists to the Supreme Court is old hat already.

Even Big Guy’s rally around our “robust recovery” couldn’t get the press off our vacay. Of course that might be because claiming that “we’ve added new jobs every month this year” is just a tad disingenuous, given that, while true, we’re also losing far more, resulting in a net loss just last month alone of 121 thousand jobs. But to be fair, and as I’ve pointed out before, numbers aren’t Big Guy’s strong suit. What’s more disturbing than the anemic jobs number though, is another negative story from HuffPo – one of our previously most supportive outlets. They even used charts to show how bad the jobs-front was! We are soooo not used to this. If you’re not too woozy yet, Doug Ross has some even scarier charts. So I don’t know what Big Guy’s talking about, but I think he’s spending way too much time with JoeyB.

mo window shopping Window shopping in Spain, to boost their anemic green economy

With all this incoming artillery, I nearly forgot to tell you Lady M’s good news!

Big Guy’s Washington posse came through and the Senate passed MO’s Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010! So we’re well on our way to pumping $4.5 billion into the SEIU’s pocket which, as I understand it, we will receive a full 25%  refund on, in the form of campaign contributions. We celebrated the Senate’s passage of the historic Hunger Free Act on Thursday by dining at Buenaventura Plaza restaurant on healthy, hunger-free lobster, rice, oysters and red wine with bread pudding and sweet wine for dessert.

loboys Lobster and oysters

lobster-paella   Lobster Paella

Plus a few Stolis, as a nightcap. We need our rest. Today, we’re touring again.

rohdaLook! Lady M’s been listening! Here she is touring the Palace of the Moorish King in Ronda, acting just like a real “mom” with Wee Won-2 in tow.