Tuesday, February 19, 2008
She publicly said, "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm proud of my country." She added that it is not becasue her husband is succeeding in Democratic primaries, but because she detects a yearning for change among the American people.
How can she not be proud of a country that has allowed her to go to an Ivy League school, to be wildly successful, to chase any dream?
How can she expect to represent this country when she has spent her entire life, until now, being something less than "proud?"
This was a major faux pas, in my little opinion, and this will haunt the Obamas all the way to November.
The Obama spin machine is a Tasmanian devil right now, offering this: "Of course Michelle is proud of her country, which is why she and Barack talk constantly about how their story wouldn’t be possible in any other nation on Earth. What she meant is that she’s really proud at this moment because for the first time in a long time, thousands of Americans who’ve never participated in politics before are coming out in record numbers to build a grassroots movement for change."
Okay, so that's what she meant. But, it's not what she said. The political waters are starting to boil.
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