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  • How Will Michelle Obama Make Her Mark?

    10/25/2009 8:53:02 AM PDT · by Saije · 31 replies · 1,193+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 10/24/2009 | Allison Samuels
    Michelle Obama decided to go all in. Ever since her husband took office in January, the first lady has been cautious about the causes she embraced. But with her hometown of Chicago vying to host the 2016 Olympics, Michelle boarded a plane to Copenhagen last month to make a personal appeal. She brought along Oprah Winfrey, worked her sleeveless charm on the assembled dignitaries, and even lunched with the Queen of Denmark. Her efforts culminated in a passionate televised speech to the International Olympic -Committee—-perhaps her most high-profile advocacy ever. Then it all fell flat. Rio won the Olympic bid;...
  • The Magic of Michelle (Barf or LoL - take your pick)

    10/25/2009 8:37:09 AM PDT · by cartervt2k · 44 replies · 1,425+ views
    NYT ^ | 10/24/2009 | Charles Blow
    Forgive me in advance for fawning, but Michelle Obama is the coolest first lady ever. She clinched it for me this week by jumping double Dutch on the South Lawn as part of a “healthy kids fair.” The scene underscored my impression of the first lady as utterly unencumbered by convention. She seems to feel free — free enough to loosen up and laugh a little, free enough to let her inner child peek through the veil of parenthood, free enough to be herself. I couldn’t imagine recent first ladies jumping a puddle on the sidewalk, let alone two ropes...
  • US First Lady 'slave roots' found

    10/08/2009 3:58:21 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 37 replies · 1,569+ views
    BBC ^ | 8 October 2009 | staff reporter
    Research into the family of US First Lady Michelle Obama has revealed that her great-great-great-grandmother was a slave given away at the age of six. According to genealogist Megan Smolenyak, the girl was described in papers only as "negro girl Melvinia". In her early teens, working as a slave on a farm in Georgia, she was made pregnant by an unknown white man. The son she gave birth to around the year 1859, Dolphus, was Michelle's great-great grandfather. Megan Smolenyak, whose discoveries have been detailed in the New York Times newspaper, said she was not surprised by what she discovered....
  • Hi-Ho, the Derry-O ... Michelle O goes shopping

    09/18/2009 6:11:54 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 141 replies · 6,573+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 18 sep 2009 | Dana Milbank
    Let's say you're preparing dinner and you realize with dismay that you don't have any certified organic Tuscan kale. What to do? Here's how Michelle Obama handled this very predicament Thursday afternoon: The Secret Service and the D.C. police brought in three dozen vehicles and shut down H Street, Vermont Avenue, two lanes of I Street and an entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station. They swept the area, in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with bomb-sniffing dogs and installed magnetometers in the middle of the street, put up barricades to keep pedestrians out, and took positions with...
  • Secret Behind First Lady Michelle Obama's Arms Finally Revealed

    09/08/2009 9:38:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies · 2,460+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/8/09 | Bill Hutchinson
    Michelle Obama's longtime trainer is breaking his silence, spilling the workout secrets that keep the First Lady fit for her favorite sleeveless outfits. "She's truly committed herself to the importance of health and fitness," Cornell McClellan tells Women's Health magazine. McClellan, who began training Obama in 1997, said her sculpted arms are mostly the result of tricep pushdowns and hammer curls. The trainer, who owns the Naturally Fit fitness center in Chicago, reveals the First Lady usually does an intense calorie-burning cardio workout. Once she gets the blood flowing and the muscles pumping, she tops it off with "arm-shaping supersets"...
  • First Lady Now Requires 26 Servants

    08/17/2009 10:07:03 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 94 replies · 5,869+ views
    CanadaFreePress ^ | 8/17/09 | Dr. Paul L. Williams
    Recession, Depression, What, Michelle Worry? Mrs. Obama Demands Small Army of Attendants “In my own life, in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much,” she said. “See, that’s why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service,”— Michelle Obama. We were wrong. Michelle Obama, as we reported on July 7, is not served by twenty-two attendants who stand by to cater to her every whim. She is served by twenty-six attendants, including a hair dresser and make-up artist. The annual cost...
  • First Lady Receives High Marks From Laura Bush

    07/31/2009 12:39:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 42 replies · 1,649+ views
    KTVT11 ^ | 07/31/2009 | PAT EATON-ROBB
    Michelle Obama's performance as first lady is getting high marks from her predecessor, Laura Bush. Speaking to The Associated Press after a change of command ceremony for the USS Texas submarine in Connecticut, Bush says she's watched the current first lady from afar and is impressed.
  • French first lady to sing for Mandela (91st birthday concert)

    07/15/2009 12:35:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 796+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/15/09 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – Carla Bruni-Sarokzy will lead a glittering line-up of stars at a concert here to mark Nelson Mandela's birthday, in what will be her first public show since becoming France's first lady. Bruni-Sarkozy, a model-turned-musician, will perform for the first time in public since marrying French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the concert at Radio City Music Hall in Madison Square Garden. The event, which also stars Stevie Wonder and soul queen Aretha Franklin, ends a week of celebrations for the 91st birthday of the former South African president.
  • First Lady Requires More Than Twenty Attendants

    07/09/2009 6:19:43 PM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 98 replies · 2,966+ views
    First Lady Requires More Than Twenty Attendants Dr. Paul L. Williams July 7, 2009 “In my own life, in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much,” she said. “See, that’s why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service, “ Michelle Obama No, Michele Obama does not get paid to serve as the First Lady and she doesn’t perform any official duties. But this hasn’t deterred her from hiring an unprecedented number of staffers to cater to her every whim and...
  • A First Lady Who Demands Substance

    06/25/2009 11:46:25 AM PDT · by Neverforget01 · 68 replies · 1,861+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2009 | Lois Romano
    For weeks, Michelle Obama had been telling her staff and closest confidantes that she wasn't having the impact she wanted. She is a woman of substance, with a background in law, public policy and management, who found herself relegated to role model in chief. The West Wing of the White House -- the fulcrum of power and policy -- had not fully integrated her into its agenda. She wanted more. snipHer new chief of staff, Susan Sher, 61, is a close friend and former boss who the first lady thinks will be more forceful about getting her and her team...
  • Michelle the museum where she and Barack had their first date

    05/19/2009 4:16:01 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 45 replies · 1,060+ views ^ | 19th May 2009 | Mail Foreign Service
    Michelle Obama stresses the importance of art - at the museum where she and Barack had their first date Michelle Obama returned to the scene of her first date with President Barack Obama as she reopened a wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.... Cutting the ribbon... ...To the amusement of a crowd... Mrs Obama was reminded by museum president...that she and the president had their first date in a museum. 'Thank you for reminding me,' Mrs. Obama said. 'You know, after 20-some-odd years of knowing a guy, you forget that your first date was at a museum. But it...
  • Glamour Magazine Snubs Michelle Obama in Favor of Anne Hathaway (3rd Place; Carla Bruni 34th Place)

    05/18/2009 11:15:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1,258+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | Sharon Clott
    Glamour magazine selected its top 50 most glamorous women of the year for the June issue, based on a panel of judges and online reader polls. Of course, we're barely halfway through the year and a yearlong retrospective seems a bit presumptuous. But it's the winner's circle that leaves us perplexed. Kates flank both ends — Winslet tops the list at No. 1, while supermodel Moss comes in dead last. With Moss's Topshop opening, Met-gala hosting duties, and anticipated forthcoming biography, we're surprised to see her so far down on the list compared to people like Rachel Weisz (No. 44)...
  • Laura Bush was no 'quiet' first lady

    05/11/2009 7:12:34 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 72 replies · 2,377+ views
    Politico ^ | 5-11-09 | Anita McBride
    POLITICO recently ran a story about the moments that shaped first lady Michelle Obama’s image. I like seeing so much attention paid to a first lady, and I think Americans enjoy knowing what she is working on and how she is spending her time in the White House. The coverage is helpful for all of us to develop an impression about the first lady. And surely there has been no shortage of coverage. I know firsthand what it takes to manage the diverse portfolio of this unique position, which in fact has no official description. The job is what the...
  • CNN Video: Michelle Obama to the UN: I'm Sorry But I Was On Sesame Street, It Was The Best...

    Video: the UN: "I'm thrilled to be here, but I was just at 'Sesame Street' -- I'm sorry," she said. "And I never thought I'd be on 'Sesame Street' with Elmo and Big Bird and I was thrilled. I'm still thrilled. I'm on a high." "I think it's probably the best thing I've done so far in the White House. But we were there talking about nutrition and healthy eating, and it's just been a thrill," Mrs. Obama said.
  • First lady: 'Sesame Street' tops everything so far

    05/05/2009 6:43:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 2,527+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/09 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    NEW YORK – Inauguration Day? Nope. First puppy? Negative. Triumphal tour of Europe? Not even. First lady Michelle Obama called her appearance Tuesday on "Sesame Street" probably the best thing she's done since arriving in the White House. At the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, she thanked the diplomats and staff members promoting her husband's new foreign policy of global engagement. "I'm thrilled to be here, but I was just at 'Sesame Street' — I'm sorry," she said. "And I never thought I'd be on 'Sesame Street' with Elmo and Big Bird and I was thrilled. I'm still thrilled....
  • Fashion-forward first lady hits all the right notes:Ultra-Mega, Mega PUKE Warning!!!

    04/28/2009 12:41:57 PM PDT · by fuzzybutt · 10 replies · 605+ views ^ | April 27, 2009 | Hal Rubenstein
    The story I can't find it anywhere in the Constitution, so maybe there is a first lady dress code buried in an obscure addendum to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, since every mistress of the White House for the last four decades has chosen a wardrobe that follows a particular one with near pathological devotion.
  • Chantal Biya: the First Lady of Cameroon (Eat Your Heart Out Michelle...)

    04/21/2009 10:37:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies · 4,051+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/21/09
    At the African First Ladies Health Summit, which started on Monday in Los Angeles, one woman stood out... Chantal is the second wife of President Paul Biya of Cameroon. She was born to a French father and a Cameroonian beauty pageant winner. She is famous in Cameroon for her hairstyles. Her signature look even has a name: the banane Her luxuriant hair caused a stir when we published a picture of her in our pictures of the day gallery. One blogger wrote "all hail the Fierce Ruling First Lady of Cameroon"Pope Benedict XVI arrives at the presidential palace of Cameroon...
  • Did Madame Tussauds snub GOP first ladies?

    04/09/2009 1:47:02 PM PDT · by Baladas · 14 replies · 921+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2009 | Stephanie Green and Elizabeth Glover
    After the fanfare surrounding first lady Michelle Obama's new wax figure at Madame Tussauds in downtown Washington Tuesday, we noticed something peculiar: No Republican first ladies have had the honor of being immortalized in wax at the museum. Besides Mrs. Obama, the Tussauds inventory here includes a figure of Hillary Rodham Clinton and, not one, but two gloved and ladylike Jackie Kennedys. But nary a Nancy Reagan, Betty Ford or Barbara or Laura Bush. "There have not been enough guest requests" for, say, a Mrs. Reagan or Mrs. Ford, museum marketing director Rosemary Del Prado said Tuesday. The museum solicits...
  • Laura Bush: A First Lady who made America proud

    04/08/2009 9:59:12 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 98 replies · 2,011+ views
    Examiner ^ | 4-4-09 | Martha Gore
    During a time when young women in the United States have few role models and Britney Spears' misbehavior is fodder for the airwaves, former First Lady Laura Bush continues to represents American womanhood at its best. While Mrs. Bush may have been thought of as an old style first lady because although she was a woman with strong opinions, she understood that her place in the White House was to bring dignity to her role as the first lady of the land. The song, "Stand by your man" might describe the way Ms. Bush supported her husband during his presidency....
  • Michelle Obama teaches London girls that brains are beautiful

    04/05/2009 9:48:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies · 1,133+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 6, 2009 | Dawn Turner Trice
    During her visit to London for the G-20 summit last week, Michelle Obama drew comparisons in the mainstream media to Jacqueline Kennedy and France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy: Their style. Their elegance. Their beauty.
  • Will MSM Ignore Michelle Obama's Anger?

    03/31/2009 4:15:55 PM PDT · by AJ in NYC · 63 replies · 3,805+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 2008 | Mark Finkelstein
    If Barack Obama is looking for proof there are indeed bitter Americans out there, he need look no further than across the kitchen table. Morning Joe opened today with a clip of Michelle Obama on the stump that I can only call stunning. By her tone, and her language both verbal and physical, this is one angry lady. The transcript below doesn't begin to convey Mrs. Obama's apparent rage.
  • Poll: Michelle Obama's a hit

    03/31/2009 7:17:29 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 31 replies · 1,154+ views
    upi via email no link | 3/31/9
    WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- U.S. residents' favorable view of first lady Michelle Obama was at 76 percent, a 28-point upsurge since the summer, poll results released Tuesday indicate. A Washington Post-ABC News survey said the number of people who view Mrs. Obama negatively plummeted, with the biggest turnaround coming from Republicans who viewed her negatively last year, in part because of comments she made about feeling proud of her country for the first time. Just before the inauguration, 47 percent of respondents identified as Republicans had a positive view of Michelle Obama. In the recent poll that number increased...
  • First lady admits: I hide my hips with pleats

    03/21/2009 2:56:33 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 82 replies · 2,318+ views
    timesonline. ^ | March 22, 2009 | Tony Allen-Mills
    SHE may have the most talked-about forearms in US political history, but Michelle Obama revealed yesterday that she has a weakness for hamburgers and chips and is more concerned about her hips. After a national discussion about her taste for sleeveless dresses - and the consequent exposure of her toned biceps – the wife of President Barack Obama appears to be having a little more trouble keeping other parts of her anatomy in trim.
  • First Lady Maria Shriver Weighs in on Special Olympics joke

    03/20/2009 2:07:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,308+ views ^ | 3/20/09 | Carla Marinucci
    California First Lady Maria Shriver -- whose mother Eunice Shriver founded the Special Olympics -- has weighed in this morning on the furor surrounding President Obama's comments regarding the Special Olympics on the "Tonight" show. Here's her statement: "While I am confident that President Obama never intended to offend anyone, the response that his comments have caused, coupled with the reaction of a primetime audience, demonstrate the need to continue to educate the non-disabled community on the issues that confront those with a developmental disability. My mother has dedicated her life to fighting stereotypes and ridicule for this community, and...
  • Another “First” for the Obamas

    03/16/2009 2:27:34 PM PDT · by Jbny · 27 replies · 1,191+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 16, 2009 | Jason Maoz
    Here’s where the mainstream media’s Obamamania goes from the merely embarrassing to the downright cringe-inducing: New York magazine this week turns its worshipful eye on the First Lady, with a cover proclaiming “The Power of Michelle Obama” and a roster of no fewer than 16 writers laboring to elevate her to the iconic status already bestowed on her husband. By far the most sophomoric offering comes from Stacy Schiff, who delves into the “sexual politics” of the first couple. But as one has come to expect from that nebulous early ‘70s terminology, the reader is treated to a pastiche of...
  • Caption the official portrait of First lady Michelle Obama

    02/27/2009 3:33:34 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 91 replies · 2,649+ views
    The White House has released the official portrait of First lady Michelle Obama on February 27, 2009. The portrait was taken this month in the Blue Room of the White House. Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency respond as First lady Michelle Obama greets them in Washington, February 26, 2009.
  • From the "OMG What is Michelle wearing now?" files.

    01/21/2009 9:24:19 AM PST · by auntyfemenist · 134 replies · 4,992+ views
    Januray 21, 2009 | Auntyfeminist
    From the "OMG what is she wearing now?" files, Michelle Obama does it again; she managed to escape her handlers wearing yet another fashion atrocity. One bad outfit you can forgive. But three, each worn to a major event, well, that starts to be more of a fashion statement - and the statement Michelle Obama is trying to make speaks volumes. Very, very loud volumes. Lets recap: Election night dress. This is the dress that started it all. This horrid little number by Narciso Rodriguez was certainly eye-popping. Perhaps no one noticed that it made the new first lady look...
  • Next First Lady's Message to Families

    01/19/2009 6:56:20 AM PST · by SERKIT · 71 replies · 1,851+ views ^ | January 17, 2009 | Michelle Obama
    On Tuesday, as people from all walks of life come together in common purpose to begin the work of renewing America's promise, my daughters and I will stand beside my husband as he takes the oath of office as the 44th president of the United States. People have asked me how I'll feel at that moment. As a wife, I'll be thinking about how proud I am of my husband and how I believe so deeply that he will be an extraordinary president. As a mother, I'll be bursting with pride at the thought of my girls now being able...
  • LAURA BUSH: Devoted husband with heart for people

    01/16/2009 9:23:10 PM PST · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 1,089+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 1-15-09 | Laura Bush
    As I look back over the last eight years, I am filled with pride in my husband and his accomplishments. When George and I met, I fell in love with a man who is gracious, humble and sincere. And the qualities that I liked most in him are the same characteristics that have served our nation well in challenging times. George is a man with a heart for people. He is a loving husband and devoted father. He has great inner strength, which has allowed him to make the difficult decisions a president faces - not because they are popular,...

    01/06/2009 7:53:49 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 15 replies · 675+ views
    NY Post ^ | Jan. 6, 2009 | KEITH J. KELLY
    First Lady Laura Bush snagged a seven-figure deal to write her life story for the Scribner imprint of Simon & Schuster. Bush is said to have received an advance of $1.6 million, according to one well-placed publishing source - although another source said it might have been "a little higher than that." The advance is said to be far below the $8 million that Hillary Clinton received from Simon & Schuster for "Living History," which became a runaway bestseller, moving more than 2.5 million copies. Instead, it's more in line with memoirs penned by Nancy Reagan and mother-in-law Barbara Bush,...
  • Scribner to publish first lady Laura Bush's memoir

    01/05/2009 11:13:58 AM PST · by notes2005 · 5 replies · 441+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | Jan 5, 2009 | By HILLEL ITALIE
    <p>NEW YORK – First lady Laura Bush, among the most reserved and enigmatic public figures of recent times, will, at last, tell her story.</p> <p>How much she will disclose remains a mystery.</p> <p>Bush has agreed to write a memoir with one of the world's oldest publishing houses, Scribner, the house of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and the first lady's mother-in-law, Barbara Bush. Publication for the book, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2010.</p>
  • In Praise of Laura Bush

    01/04/2009 10:11:07 AM PST · by AJKauf · 19 replies · 560+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 4 | Thia Lawson
    As George Bush’s presidency comes to an end, it seems a fitting time to acknowledge and honor the accomplishments of his wife, First Lady Laura Bush. This is especially important because Laura Bush has often been unfairly painted as a “typical Republican Stepford wife.” In addition, there have been rumors that finding a publisher for her memoirs has not been as easy as it has been for other first ladies, perhaps due to the media’s bias along with their stereotypical image of her. The fact is that Laura Bush has been working in an unassuming manner for eight years, advancing...
  • Job of First Lady Deserves a Paycheck (but only if she's Michelle Obama)

    01/01/2009 9:31:47 PM PST · by blueplum · 74 replies · 3,691+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 27th, '08 | Lauren Stiller Rikleen
    When Michelle Obama moves into the White House, she will inherit a title with no job description as the world watches to see how she performs...Surely the person in one of the most visible roles on the planet deserves a proper title and salary to go along with the intense demands of this most nebulous position, which is, in essence, a job.
  • What Michelle [Obama] Means to Us

    11/23/2008 6:11:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 2,308+ views
    Newsweek ^ | November 22, 2008 | Allison Samuels
    At a recent Sunday brunch after church, my "sista friends" and I sat on the patio of a Los Angeles restaurant gabbing about the election of Barack Obama. Sure, we were caught up in the history of the moment. Most of us never thought we'd see an African-American president. But as a group of six black women in our 30s and 40s, we were equally excited by who is coming along with Obama to the White House—his wife, Michelle, and their two young daughters. We all praised—OK, maybe even envied—Michelle's double Ivy League pedigree, her style, her cool but friendly...
  • Michelle Obama's victory dress 'a shocker'

    11/06/2008 8:24:52 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 190 replies · 9,873+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 7 November 2008
    BARACK Obama's victory speech electrified the nation, but the dress his wife, Michelle, wore has been widely criticised. Michelle Obama appeared onstage at a huge Chicago rally late on Tuesday wearing a black cardigan over a scoop-neck black sheath with splashes of red in the upper and lower half separated by a band of black at the hips. The outfit was a slightly modified version of a dress presented by designer Narciso Rodriguez in September for the 2009 Spring season. "I voted for Obama, but I didn't vote for that dress,'' homemaker and mother of three Jessica Bettencourt from Wisconsin...
  • My No 1 job as First Lady is to be First Mom

    11/06/2008 8:15:42 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 63 replies · 1,986+ views
    The Times ^ | 11/7/2008 | Michelle Obama
    A few weeks ago at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, I shared with the nation some of the many reasons why I believed my husband would be an extraordinary president. It was the biggest speech I'd ever given. When I was finished, I headed backstage with my daughters. They turned to me, breathless with excitement. “Mom,” Malia, our ten-year-old, said. “We have something important to tell you. We need to have a sleepover!” That snapped me out of speech mode, with the bright lights and applause, and back into the role I love: Mom. The next night, 15 giggling...
  • Laura Bush: Palin lacks foreign policy experience (AP spin and not even close to accurate)

    09/24/2008 3:16:34 PM PDT · by Disturbin · 81 replies · 2,192+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Sept 24, 2008 | AP
    <p>In an interview Wednesday with CNN, the first lady remarked that it's fortunate that Republican presidential nominee John McCain has foreign policy experience himself.</p> <p>Still, Mrs. Bush says she has a lot of confidence in Palin. She says the Alaska governor has a lot of good common sense, and the first lady adds that she is thrilled to have a chance to vote for Palin on the GOP ticket.</p>
  • `W' actress: Laura Bush's beauty isn't appreciated

    09/09/2008 12:00:43 PM PDT · by Borges · 19 replies · 416+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 09/09/08 | ERIN CARLSON
    NEW YORK - Elizabeth Banks, who portrays Laura Bush to Josh Brolin's George in the upcoming film "W," considers the first lady an underrated beauty. "For some reason, I don't think people appreciate just how beautiful a woman that she is," said Banks, sitting pretty in a party room at Manhattan's Gramercy Park Hotel, where Women's Health magazine honored the 34-year-old actress' October cover Monday night. "I think it's partially just because I think she needs a mini-makeover — but if she were wearing super stylish Phillip Lim dresses and had long, blond hair, I think you'd really be stunned...
  • Matthews: Palin Running 'Somewhere Between VP and First Lady'

    09/08/2008 4:58:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies · 402+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The liberal campaign to seek to diminish Sarah Palin by sexualizing her continues. Yesterday, I described how Frank Rich used a number of sexualized terms in reference to Palin's relationship with McCain: "shotgun marriage," "speed-dating" and "embrace." Chris Matthews employed a similar tactic this evening, claiming that Palin is running "somewhere between a VP and a First Lady."
  • A day in the life of President Bush (photos) 9-2-08

    09/02/2008 5:19:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 345+ views
    President Bush participated this morning, in a briefing on Hurricane Gustav, and to discuss energy Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Caption Iran's First Lady

    06/30/2008 7:07:12 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 108 replies · 244+ views
    Hurriyet via LGF ^ | Jun 30 08
  • That’s No First Lady, That’s My Wife!

    06/09/2008 8:48:23 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 5 replies · 80+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | June 07, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    That’s No First Lady, That’s My Wife! By Burt Prelutsky I must confess I got a chuckle out of Barack Obama’s warning us all to lay off his wife. Sorry, pal, but it’s too late in the game for that. If you didn’t want her to be a legitimate target, you should have told her to stay home with the kids and to keep her yap shut. The days when the little women remained at home while the menfolk went off to run for president ended a long time ago, back in the days of Bess Truman and Mamie Eisenhower....
  • Laura Bush hatred at the SF Chronicle

    04/30/2008 1:48:55 PM PDT · by LJayne · 26 replies · 71+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 4/30/08 | Michelle Malkin
    Mark Morford of the San Francisco Chronicle's website is one of the MSM's most unhinged, hate-filled columnists. Today he earns his pay by railing against Laura Bush because she isn't an obnoxious, left-wing elite bigmouth like Teresa Heinz Kerry and because she doesn't believe, as Hillary Clinton did, that her role as First Lady gives her the prerogative to plan the massive government takeover of huge swaths of the private sector. Here's your daily allowance of bile:
  • Laura Bush gets an hour as guest host on `Today' show

    04/15/2008 9:56:18 AM PDT · by notes2005 · 8 replies · 123+ views
    AP ^ | 04/15/2008
    NEW YORK - First lady Laura Bush will be "guest host" for an hour of NBC's "Today" show next week. The network said she'll host the 9 a.m. EDT hour April 22, the morning of the Pennsylvania primary. By that time in the four-hour morning show, politics is usually set aside for issues that affect women, who make up the majority of the audience during that time period. Mrs. Bush will participate in several segments and interviews, NBC said Tuesday.
  • While Puerto Rico Governor is in Legal Trouble, First Lady Observes "Perfect Breakfast Day"

    04/04/2008 8:46:36 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 1 replies · 70+ views
    (English-language translation) [Puerto Rico] First Lady Luisa Gándara joined in the celebration of Perfect Breakfast Day. Gándara went yesterday to Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Old San Juan to share with the students during breakfast, accompanied by Education and Agriculture secretaries Rafael Aragunde and Gabriel Figueroa, respectively. She made no statements to the press. "I join in the dairy industry's initiative to accentuate the importance of breakfast in the diet of Puerto Rican families, especially that of our students, and actively commemorate Perfect Breakfast Day in the island. The first meal of the day is important for children, since, after...
  • Hillary Didn't Lie: Secret Bosnian Footage Unveiled (MUST SEE VIDEO INCLUDED!!)

    03/26/2008 10:21:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 685+ views
    Snafu-ed ^ | March 27, 2008
    You'll recall Hillary Clinton's recent speech in which she attempted to play up her foreign policy experience by recounting her "harrowing" 1996 trip to Bosnia. "I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base." Well, mainstream media has discounted that account, and such luminaries as comedian Sinbad have chimed in as well. It appears, however, that Clinton caved in too soon when she admitted overstating the dangers, as Barely Political...
  • First lady records show Clinton promoted NAFTA

    03/19/2008 6:13:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 605+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/19/08 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton now argues that the North American Free Trade Agreement needs to be renegotiated, but newly released records showed on Wednesday she promoted its passage. The National Archives and the Clinton presidential library jointly released more than 11,000 pages of Clinton's daily schedule as first lady from 1993 to 2001. The release came in response to charges that she is overly secretive, and also allowed her campaign to promote her argument that she gained valuable White House experience during her years as first lady. Clinton and Obama are battling to win Pennsylvania on...
  • First lady Clinton and the intern crisis

    03/19/2008 1:29:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 2,015+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/19/08 | Calvin Woodward - ap
    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton was home in the White House the day her husband had an infamous sexual encounter just outside the Oval Office with intern Monica Lewinsky, according to Sen. Clinton's schedule, released Wednesday among 11,000 pages of papers from her years as first lady. The words of the schedules are dry, but they take on emotional weight when coupled with revelations about the sex scandal that eventually came to light. A year later, the first lady's schedules show her pressing ahead with public events and showing her face as the scandal upended her life and threatened Bill...
  • Clinton’s Schedules as First Lady to be Released

    03/18/2008 1:53:42 PM PDT · by jdm · 10 replies · 487+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 18, 2008 | by Julie Bosman
    ** EXCERPT ** The National Archives announced on Tuesday that 11,046 pages of Senator Hillary Rodham’s White House schedules will be released on Wednesday. The records were the subject of a legal fight between Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, and the National Archives, which has been slow to comply with a request to release the records, arguing that the vetting process takes time. Mrs. Clinton’s schedules have attracted close attention throughout the campaign, partly because Mrs. Clinton has frequently held up her eight years as first lady as evidence of her experience. ~snip~ Of the more than 11,000 pages...
  • Daschle: First Lady isn’t The Apprentice

    03/10/2008 7:56:29 AM PDT · by jdm · 23 replies · 735+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 10, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle told Meet the Press host Tim Russert that being First Lady doesn’t exactly constitute an apprenticeship for the Presidency. Daschle wanted to boost Barack Obama over a suddenly resurgent Hillary Clinton, and he attacked her experience argument. Daschle pointed out that Obama has more time in elective office than Hillary, but he somehow managed to avoid noting that John McCain has more than the both of them put together: Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) on Sunday questioned Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (N.Y.) pitching of herself as the most experienced candidate in the...