Skip to comments.Absurd as Michelle Obama rated ahead of Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin as most powerful woman
Posted on 10/16/2010 9:49:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Forbes Magazine has rated Michelle Obama ahead of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin as the most powerful woman in the world.
Michelle is named as No.1. Hillary is rated as No. 5, Sarah Palin at No.16
Michelle Obama is an extraordinary woman but would have little impact were she not the wife of the president of the United States.
There is also the reality that while the First Lady can inspire and encourage she cannot actually impact policy in any direct manner
Hillary Clinton,of course, knows that very well and while she was initially in her husband's shadows she has since emerged as a leader in her own right first as a U.S. senator then a presidential candidate and then as Secretary of State.
She is by far the most accomplished woman of her generation. To rate her behind not only Michelle Obama, but Oprah Winfrey too is ludicrous
It is hard to argue, as Forbes do, that a First Lady with no executive power is as powerful as the U.S. Secretary of State who has intervened in some of the world's major trouble spots and has played an increasingly key role in the foreign policy agenda of Barack Obama.
It is also hard to argue that Michelle is more powerful than Sarah Palin who at one point was potentially within a heartbeat of the presidency.
Prior to that she was a popular governor of Alaska, one of the few women to run a statehouse.
Since her presidential run she has become a political phenomenon influencing millions of Americans through her speeches, tweets and television interviews.
Yet she is rated not only behind Michelle Obama but also Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Ellen De Generes
But before some of you say it some liberal agenda, this is Forbes magazine, bastion of conservative politics.
So their choices are bound to be controversial across the board. No question in my mind when it comes to power, Hillary Clinton should be rated first with Palin second.
“R2,” let the Wookie win!
Of course it’s ridiculous. But the people who rank Michelle Ubama as the “most powerful woman” probably feel good about themselves. (shrug) It’s simply a case of “political correctness meets affirmative action meets liberal morons”.
I mean, Lady Gaga is third. Credibility is gone out the window.
Pretty sad that Lady Gaga, Beyonce and De generes have so much sway. Says all one needs to know about the degradation of American culture
The way of getting back in the good graces of the admin after last months article?
Has more to do with degradation of American MEDIA culture and far less to do with American culture as it relates to real Americans.
This was the “apology story” that Forbes had to run for the Dinesh Dsouza cover article on Forbes previously that burned Obama...and made the WH call the Forbes staff after the publication.
Next few articles will be another cycle. Chewbacca Me-chelle got her top spot but eventually come Nov 2, she’ll be less than zero to show for it.
What’s next/ A run for senator?
Here's America's first affirmative action PC president and first lady.
When you vote someone into the presidency without the experience of a hot-dog stand manager, you get turd-in-the-punchbowl results.
I can't wait to hear him referred to as 'former President Obama.'
Most powerful woman...
Guessing this means she can bench press the most? She certainly could kick the ass of the zero she is married to.
Just a suckup piece.
What a load of crock.
I don’t see her having the ability to marshal any more than a fickle throng of adoring sycophants who desperately want MO to be something she is not.
They are merely projecting and Idealized unreality.
Hillary and Sarah are indeed forces to be reckoned with and could easily muster armies of pragmatically attached citizenry and foot soldiers.
Michelle is a cheap two bit knockoff of Marie Antoinette and the factory stamping out her model is from the frontier lands of China.
Hillary Clinton,of course, knows that very well and while she was initially in her husband’s shadows she has since emerged as a leader in her own right first as a U.S. senator then a presidential candidate and then as Secretary of State.
How has Hillary accomplished anything “in her own right”? The only reason she became a U.S. senator, a presidential candidate and Secretary of State was because she was the wife of a president.
More than the ranking, one has to question Forbes’ description of Palin: “Political Maverick and Commentator.”
Not “Alaskan Governor and prior candidate for Vice President of the United States.”
Of course, any list that places Arianna Huffington far above Queen Elizabeth II has to be pretty worthless.
Lady Gaga is a woman?
Did Geraldine Ferraro, a minor backbencher in congress, go on to campaign sucessfully for scores of other candidates, write a national bestseller, influence legistlation with a note, and etc?
Moochelle is most likely more powerful in the cheeseburger eating arena.
The jury is still out on Hillary as SOS. Obama has her conveniently strapped, still, to the belly of a plane destination out to sea, 24/7 to do nothing that is normally attributed to the duties of SOS. Hillary is simply the global abortion provider, and that is all in her own right, that she appears to have “accomplished” in foreign policy. She loves her new flight job, but policy powerful in the office, extremely doubtful. A zero in the senate, the gift office by way of her marriage, not her desirability. A campaigner? Yes, wildly successful, but even then not enough.
I know who Ellen De Generes is, didn’t she have a bit about airline peanuts? But who is Beyonce and Lady Gaga, I just haven’t been keeping up..
Not sure who Forbes was trying to reach with their absurd poll but they have lost us as subscribers.
Extraordinary woman? If she was not married to the President of the United States, would she still be considered extraordinary?
What absolutely lazy writing. "Extraordinary" is usually applied to individuals that have accomplished positive goals that far exceed the abilities of their peers.
Please list at least FIVE legitimate accomplishments that qualify the Wookie as "extraordinary". And being married to a "dog" doesn't count.
Why not? He has the nuke codes and she has his genitalia locked up in a box.
Nothing more than an Affirmative Action quota...
Number one contender.
that is just stupid. Michelle obama needs to be prosecuted for campaigning in a polling place. Hillary needs to be tossed out on her but, and the rest of the article is useless.
That frivolous award and 1.50 will buy her a cup of coffee.
So when did having the bigger ass make you the most powerful?
Probably the “award” and $1.50 will buy her something deep-fried.
Even awards are deflating in there significance under this administration............
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