Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Michelle Oprahbama

Months ago I had misgivings about Barack's spouse when she made less than positive comments about make-up.
"I love girly makeup and stuff, but my view is that's a lot of work," she said, explaining her decision to routinely skip the makeup chair.

"I want people to get used to my face more naturally so that I don't have to do that every day. Who's got time to put eyelashes on and all that?"
As a lover of mascara, I have a problem with women who politicize cosmetics. I feel lucky to live in a country where it is socially acceptable to slather pretty colors on my face in order to look better. Women who claim they don't have an extra five minutes (and that's all it takes) to apply make-up are Make-up Martyrs who are secretly terrified of not being taken seriously.

But now, it seems, lip gloss and blush are the least of Michelle's problems. Behind that freshly-scrubbed face is a bitch of major proportions.

In a less-than-flattering opinion piece about the Oprahbama clan in the Asia Times the following wife faux pas is recounted.
Never underestimate the influence of a wife who bitch-slaps her husband in public. Early in Obama's campaign, Michelle Obama could not restrain herself from belittling the senator. "I have some difficulty reconciling the two images I have of Barack Obama. There's Barack Obama the phenomenon. He's an amazing orator, Harvard Law Review, or whatever it was, law professor, best-selling author, Grammy winner. Pretty amazing, right? And then there's the Barack Obama that lives with me in my house, and that guy's a little less impressive," she told a fundraiser in February 2007.

"For some reason this guy still can't manage to put the butter up when he makes toast, secure the bread so that it doesn't get stale, and his five-year-old is still better at making the bed than he is." New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd reported at the time, "She added that the TV version of Barack Obama sounded really interesting and that she'd like to meet him sometime." Her handlers have convinced her to be more tactful since then.
Yo, girlfriend, you are on the campaign trail! That's the kind of thing you say while drinking white wine with your BFF's during book club or yacking to your sister on the phone once the kids are asleep, but not in public when you're husband is trying to be the leader of the free world.

Apparently, she has become more tactful since listening to her consultants...and I've seen her wear make-up on more than one occasion.

But I think we've already seen the real Michelle and I'm afraid it's not pretty.

1 comment:

gigglechick said...

i can't understand why there's not more of an uproar over her comments. they nearly beheaded hillary over The Great Cookie Comment of '92.


you're right. it's not pretty.