Boy, with that horrific Penn state scandal just breaking, Lady M and Big Guy picked a bad day to embark on their “it’s all about the children” platform. I’m not suggesting there’s any connection of course butt, as you well know, it’s all about optics:
Nevertheless, there was Big Guy, bravely meeting with the children at the Head Start program in Philadelphia, trying to convince people that he knows better than the Republicans how to get the economy off the ground.
“Now, let’s talk about the economy for a few minutes kids. See, if I take a little away from the millionaires and billionaires...”
“…and give it to the government to invest in my infrastructure projects…”
Well, you could well be right, honey. Some projects may be flawed in concept and execution.
…and that may well result in catastrophic failure.
Butt that doesn’t mean we should stop trying, now does it!? And with enough resources, anything’s possible! Right? YES WE CAN!
We’ll be working on those high-speed trains and internet off-ramps next.
For her part, Lady M was at Georgetown (cover the crosses) University to mentor high school students. Here I present exhibits 1a and 1b in the “why Big Guy and Lady M should never, ever speak without TOTUS” case:
"I mean this is scary," she said. "Shoot, being married to Barack Obama? He's got big plans. He's always pushing us beyond our comfort zones, and I'm dragged along going, `What's he doing now? No, not this.' [ed. welcome to our world, MO]
"One of my strengths was that I had a big mouth,”
Oh sure. Butt that’s not all that sets Lady M apart. I’m talking about her feet of course.
and I liked to talk a lot," she said, [ed. Thinking is so over-rated. Butt liking to hear yourself talk is a good qualification for public office, should she ever decide to run for something.] adding that she tells her own daughters not to be afraid to speak up.
She said her advice for college students is not to procrastinate, to ask for help and not to get into credit card debt. [ed. That part about not getting into credit card debt: maybe she could pass that good advice on to Big Guy]
"So in college buy what you can afford, which for most college students is nothing," she said [ed. as noted above – good advice]
In keeping with her austerity program, Lady M wore recycled yesterday in a show of solidarity with the huddled masses of the OWIES.
Lady M in London last May in her Roksanda Ilincic blanket edge-stitched original
And here’s Big Guy demonstrating a similar problem in ad hoc conversation with Nicky last week:
The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: “I cannot stand him. He is a liar.” According to the report, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”
The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders’ microphones were accidently [sic] left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public.
Wow! That was bad: getting caught speaking out of school about another world leader.
Butt just imagine if the open mic had caught them exchanging private thoughts about the little women in their lives instead:
Now, as part of my monthly commitment to public service announcements, I want to advise you of an upcoming word from our sponsors this afternoon at 2:00 pm EST. FEMA and the FCC will launch the first ever nationwide test of the emergency alert system. This alert system, here-to-fore a local effort, will allow Big Guy to address the entire nation simultaneously in the event of a national crisis: such as if the exit polling next November 6 indicates that the R-word is holding a commanding lead over our Dear Leader and the election has to be cancelled.