Winner of the August Obama-suck-up-coverage-of the-month goes to New York Magazine with this article: Michelle Obama Knew at Age 10 That You Don’t Need a Man to Be Happy.
Well that’s certainly fortunate:
As she surely didn’t marry one.
The story continues:
Michelle Obama is a seasoned professional when it comes to dropping truth bombs, but it turns out the First Lady was almost as astute at age 10 as she is now. In an interview with Variety in which she describes how throughout her term [editor: her “term” - her term!!? Did she get elected to something?] she’s used pop culture to bring her message to the people who need to hear it most, Obama said she learned from The Mary Tyler Moore Show that women don’t need men to be happy and fulfilled.
All you really need is the power to control the news.
In which case you can control the story’s outcome.
Then she discussed why she was reluctant to hook up with Barry when he showed up at her Chicago law firm for a summer internship in 1989:
“I had dated a lot of brothers who had this kind of reputation coming in, so I figured he was one of these smooth brothers who could talk straight and impress people,” she told the Washington Post. “So we had lunch, and he had this bad sport jacket and a cigarette dangling from his mouth, and I thought, ‘Oh, here you go. Here’s this good-looking, smooth-talking guy. I’ve been down this road before.’”
Funny, 20 years later that’s exactly how many of the rest of us felt.
And we were all correct.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network