Lady M’s in London today to make sure that our Olympians understand that winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. If they manage to win lots of gold medals for the first time in their lives, she and Big Guy can finally be proud of American superiority.
First she met with some of our women basketball stars:
Although brother Craig makes everybody look small, I don’t care who you are:
Butt back to MO:
As is her habit, MO personalized her remarks to the U.S. Olympic Team by sharing her own life experiences:
She told the group that some of her fondest memories in sports stemmed from watching the Olympics on television. She also shared the story of her father, who was athletic and contracted multiple sclerosis "in the prime of his life."
No mention this time of those “fond memories” including curling up in Daddy’s lap to watch the games, as she told the audience in Copenhagen when she was making a pitch for Chicago to host the 2016 games.
No –O-Lympics for Chicago
Some family-values voters found that a little creepy, as MO would’ve been in her 20’s at the time of the games she was referring to, so we dropped that up-close and personal detail from our life story.
Anyway, we’ve gotten most of our official duties here in London out of the way already:
Breakfast with athletes, check.
“Let’s Move” anti-obesity event: check.
The Let’s Move event featuring military children: check.
And as of this evening’s reception at Buckingham Palace prior to the Olympic opening ceremonies, Lady M will have fulfilled all of her official duties. Other A-listers attending the Palace event will include Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Muhammad Ali, James Bond star Daniel Craig and Sir Pall McCartney. Quick trivia question: what do they all have in common? That’s right! In addition to being friends of the Queen, they’re all FOB’s (friends of Barry’s) – and they’ve all been official visitors at the Big White. It really is a small world isn’t it?
Anyway following tonight’s events, MO and the Wee Wons will be free to enjoy the games for the next 2 days before they have to come back home to raise more money for our historic re-election so we can continue our sacrificing for four more years.
And just because Lady M’s in London for a long weekend doesn’t mean she isn’t getting some decent face time back in the USA just in time for re-election 2012.
Nice. Butt wait a minute! What’s this: “50 Shades of '’No Way’ Why you’re not getting ANY” !?! “NO B.S. behavior guide”? Who the heck is in charge of cover design and layout over there – some kind of underhanded right-wing saboteur? Why does everything have to be so political? Oh - and just for the record – that ill-placed blurb is in no way a reflection on what may or may not be happening - or not happening – around here. Formal denials to follow.
Anyway, it’s a great article on parenting that you won’t want to miss. MO explains what’s important for raising your kids right:
She says sports are as important for her girls as homework and friends. "It's important to learn how to compete, to develop a skill…[how to lose]…and how to work as a team. I want them to learn how to sweat, how to win gracefully and lose with dignity."
File away under “Do as I say, not as I do:” as she, herself, never really played sports in high school or college. Brother Craig explains:
Although a great athlete, she shied away from competitive sports because, her big brother says, "she hated losing".
And while we know Lady M knows how to sweat - winning gracefully?
Losing with dignity?
Not so much. Although we have found something Lady M can excel at:
See there: I guess we can all evolve: