Thursday, September 18, 2008

Michelle Obama on Sarah Palin: "She's Cute"

Is this really the best Michelle Obama can do? In a speech today in Charlotte, NC, Mrs. Obama had this to say:
Michelle Obama asked voters Thursday to make their choice on the issues, not because, "I like that guy" or, "she's cute."

Might she be talking about Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin?

"I'm talking about me," she said with a smile.
How sad. Normally I do my best to use language that is not direct and coarse but I am not in a mood to mince words. (When it comes to the endless stream of low-intelligence-based attacks on Sarah Palin, my patience has worn thin.) So since she put herself out in the limelight and asked to be judged on a quote like that, here is my analysis, Mrs. Obama:
  1. You came of sounding catty. I immediately thought of this episode of Seinfeld:

    Elaine: What is so appealing to men about a cat fight?
    Kramer: Yeah, yeah, cat fight!
    Jerry: Because men think if women are grabbing and clawing at each other there's a chance they might somehow kiss...

    We are the middle of a campaign where one woman almost became the presidential nominee for one party and another women did become the vice-presidential nominee for the other party. And your contribution is to talk about "who is pretty"? Shameful.

  2. You also sounded jealous. You are only known because your husband is famous. Sarah Palin has actually accomplished things. When the best you can come up with is "She's only successful because she's hot!" you appear petty.

  3. You should also watch what you ask for. You also said people shouldn't vote for someone because they 'like that guy'. A major point of your husbands popularity is that he is likable. Droves of people support him but they can't really say why--they just like Barack Obama. Be careful asking them to think harder on that point.
Between this recent comment and the other one insinuating that Palin is stupid your personality is showing and it is, if I may steal an expression from you, not pretty.

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