"Americans enjoy having a first lady who looks good, smiles a lot and has interesting causes. We don’t care for pushy women (or any unelected spouses) who intrude themselves into the business of the government," writes Laura Lee, putting her finger on what Michelle Malkin is getting at in her latest syndicated column, "Double Standard Couture," re the First Lady's cognitive dissonance:
Michelle Obama was stylin' in her $540 French sneakers during a volunteering photo-op at a Washington, D.C., food bank this week. Her suede and patent trainers from the house of Lanvin are apparently all the rage among the celebrity set. Who knew there were sneakers out there that cost as much as many Americans' monthly rent?
Obama's supporters at the liberal Huffington Post website devoted an entire slideshow to John McCain's $520 Ferragamo loafers. CNN piled on with a feature on McCain's "well-heeled campaign." The "report" contrasted McCain's Italian footwear with Obama's "average guy" shoes.
Will they show the same indignation toward the first lady?
Here's the image or our wax-paper-wrapped CC Mini prototype we printed out, cropped and glue-sticked to that gold bag above. Can you say beauty in unexpected places?
Naw. When somebody loves you, it's no good unless she loves you all the way. And the media see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil where their love object is concerned. Insight of the day: Barack Obama's election to the presidency proves what Roger L. Simon said awhile back about the unforeseen consequences of affirmative action, as we blogged in September of 2007:
"Aid given to people — no matter who they are — when it is not earned carries with it a level of insult and denigration. It comes from on high to down low and carries with it an implicit message of lowness," writes Pajamas Media CEO Roger L. Simon, "reminiscing about the trial that changed his life — or at least his political leanings —forever" …
In a riveting narrative, Roger puts his finger on exactly what's wrong with the liberal project. Reader RJH of That Political Blog sums it up nicely in the comments:
"That's a good read and I have heard several variations on that theme from others. Not so much OJ specifically but people that had been life long liberals that changed their beliefs after taking a long hard honest look at what affirmative action and other Democrat causes had done to the black community. The black family structure was the strongest in the country. Today it has been decimated by Democrat "compassion." I doubt they could have done more damage if they had tried."
Democrat "compassion" was never about the have-nots — however defined — anyway. It's always been all about "feelng good about themselves," a theme blogged here early and often.
"Feeling good about themselves" was the very thing that assured Obama's squeak-through win. Besides the usual suspects, he won the majority of the "Black vote" and that of the mushy middle who just wanted to feel good about themselves for electing the nation's first "man of color." Political philosophy? Whassat? Obama himself shamelessly accused us of being racist in the wake of his in-your-face Oprah coming-out party, while it was his own campaign, enabled by an "enchanted" Fourth Estate, that rode to victory on an unaknowledged undercurrent of racist innuendo.