Monday, February 18, 2008

Quote of the Day 2/19: Paging Bill O'Reilly

Michelle Obama told a crowd at a campaign stop in Madison that "for the first time in my adult life I am really proud of my country." This must have been music to the Clinton campaign's ears, because that is exactly the kind of misstep that Republicans will pounce all over in the general campaign, and there's no way Bill or Hill would have made a similar statement.

As you can see by the previous two posts as well, this caps a pretty bad day for Barack & Co.


C. P. Coleta said...

Of course Bill or The Hill wouldn't make this mistake. This country has been pretty damn good for them. But for most Blacks, women (or Black women), the best feeling that can come to the forefront is one of satisfaction, not necessarily pride. So, yeah, now that her hubby is as serious a contender for the presidency as JFK was, Michelle Obama might find it refreshing to sense some genuine pride in her U.S. of A.

Chris Meehan said...

this country has been pretty damn good to michelle obama, too. she went to princeton, harvard law and worked at one of the biggest law firms in the country and the University of Chicago.

and i think it's fair to say that she should have been proud of our country in the wake 9/11, the end of the cold war, the attempts at middle east peace, and many other events during her "adult life."

she comes from a traditional American middle class background, where her father was a city worker and Democratic precinct captain and her mother was a secretary. Her brother also went to Princeton, and now is the head basketball coach at Brown.

And she's on the verge of being first lady, so America has been pretty good to her, too. I'm glad she's finally proud of her country.