April 9, 2008

Sont Les Mots Qui Vont Tres Bien Enseble

And a very Tres Bien Ensemble do Senator Obama and his lovely wife Michelle make. She balances his extreme left wing beliefs with further-extreme-left beliefs.

Michelle Obama Visits Harrisburg, reads the headline in the Charlotte Observer. Mother, wife and lawyer. Reads to kids, yadda yadda, calls hug time and potty breaks...I'm falling asleep here...I would have bailed, except Professor Reynolds told me what was at the bottom of the story:

Should she become first lady, she said she'd focus on family issues.

"If we don't wake up as a nation with a new kind of leadership...for how we want this country to work, then we won't get universal health care," she said.

"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."


I guess Austen Goolsbee has been completely thrown under the bus for having the temerity to support some foreign trade. Will the last serious economist leaving the Democratic Party please turn out the lights? If you believe in this zero-sum nonsense, all the other Democratic proposals make sense.

But don't let your offense at pie cutting make you miss the paragraphs above it:

After law school, she and Barack were beset by loans they'd still be paying had her husband not written two best-sellers, "The Audacity of Hope" and "Dreams From My Father."

Those debts early in their marriage, she said, equips her husband to better understand the problems many Americans face.


Can I get a boo-freakin'-hoo? The Princeton Lawyer and the Harvard lawyer are so oppressed by their school debts that they really learn how to relate to the average American -- you know the average Joe who doesn't have a gangster buddy to buy him a $2 Million mansion.

She'll have your pie, and yours, and yours -- and yours, thank you very much.

UPDATE: Tom Maguire is not much of a Michelle fan. He sees my pie and whining, and raises me a "move-that-asian-girl-to-the-back-row-to-include-more-white-people-in-the-photo." Awesome.

Dem2008 Primary Posted by John Kranz at April 9, 2008 1:22 PM