On this issue - if I were Mr. Obama - I would tell the critics to "stick it," particularly because he now has so much more "flexibility" in his second term.
Obviously - where the sun don't shine. But in a related story, Michelle Obama committed a "slip of the tongue" yesterday during a television interview and called herself "a single mother."
There have been some prior reports of "friction" in the Obama marriage, and now these two incidents occur on the same day. Perhaps Mr. Obama is spending too much time with Bill Clinton.
Whoever is making a big deal out of this one needs to get a life. The President addressed her professionally on her job performance and credibility, and then gave a compliment that I agree with ,she is a looker isn’t she: D
Ms Obama’s slip is not a big deal, before BHO became President the family was together as a whole a lot which I understand why she could feel like a single mother sometimes.
When you look at the photo, the President undoubtedly was telling the absolute truth. They ought to praise him for telling the truth - not criticize him.
PN: Might that be Al Green and Luther Vandross?
I think too much is made of this. IF he was leering and objectifying then that would be one thing but who is to tell me I can't be beautiful and smart? He has said men were good looking without people giving it a second thought. I think it is only pwoplw who are insecure about themselves are the ones complaining.
...and speaking of funny: Another story has been in the news lately which is in sharp contrast to this one. President Obama was criticized for complimenting a female public official on her appearance. In South America, they get the opposite:
Hi up2: I haven't really dug into the story but I suspect it was just the Republicans trying to find something to pick at him about. Of course, the press latches on to it - partly because they say they're "starved" for news from/about the President and this one gets them some coverage.
I totally agree - when they pick at him about something like THIS, it must be a really slow news day....
Didn't Brent Musburger call Katherine Webb "now that is one good lookin' woman, folks' on air. Not that Brent has the stature of a President but the heat died down quickly when Ms.Webb stated how she was not insulted and took Old man Brents words as a compliment. BTW: she looks outstanding in a bikini.
Hi Sebe: The Bama Quarterback's girl friend, Webb. Appeared on the reality show SPLASH.
Do not know about Harris, but the dirty old man in me thinks she could rock it.
A little off topic but along the same theme of not quite PC, got this list from a friend who is an assistant attorney general for the state of Virginia;
Hmmmmm....all white and not one female. I wonder what that means....
(Also - check out the comments and photos at the bottom of the page.)
Oh I have and reminded my friend that her boss also came out with this gem;
motherjones.com always seems to be on top of things. Speaking of being on top of things, check out this tidbit, courtesy of zimbio:
But here's a more serious bio from 2010 posted at politico.com:
(I was totally unaware of her connection to Willie Brown. NOW I understand what might have been fueling this story.....)