Man, I wonder what Laura really thinks about everything. She's still measuring her words. Via.
As I've been working this morning, there's a few things I picked up just by reading headlines. One is that A.M.P.A.S. reached out to FLOTUS to ask her to present last night and that Harvey Weinstein facilitated it. So what's Jennifer Rubin's beef?
Um, (elbow) Jen? The main questions is "Why not?" and if that isn't good enough for you...
Now granted it was taped as opposed to Mrs. Obama's live presentation, but I'm sure there are reasons for that. Of course, that wasn't her only beef-
She declared of the Best Picture nominees, “They reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we dig deep enough and fight hard enough and find the courage within ourselves.” Alas, none of the films nor her aides reminded her to mention the military, not those personnel behind her nor those serving overseas, an odd omission for the White House that nevertheless was pleased to have them arrayed behind her like, well, set decoration.
Alas, so sad that the woman does nothing for the military or troops. She is expected to flog the patriotism at every venue.
It is not enough that President Obama pops up at every sporting event in the nation. Now the first lady feels entitled, with military personnel as props, to intrude on other forms of entertaining (this time for the benefit of the Hollywood glitterati who so lavishly paid for her husband’s election). I’m sure the left will holler that once again conservatives are being grouchy and have it in for the Obamas. Seriously, if they really had their president’s interests at heart, they’d steer away from encouraging these celebrity appearances. It makes both the president and the first lady seem small and grasping.
Yep, GWB never attended any sports events when he was President.
Careful with the use of that word "entitled" Jen. And if we're talking "small and grasping", I don't think it's the President and First Lady that look that way. The Washington Post could find a much better columnist.
In this case, it was just downright weird.
Speaking of weird television appearances.
I'd love to be privy to those conversations...
(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama will join former first lady Laura Bush on September 11 at the Flight 93 National Memorial outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, according to a statement from the National Park Foundation.
Obama and Bush will be joined by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.
"Their show of support honors the lives and memories" of the 40 passengers and crew on the flight, along with "everyone we lost on September 11, and serves as a valuable reminder of how important this memorial is to preserve and share their story," said Neil Mulholland, head of the foundation.
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But it won't count because only us DFH's are talking about it. No mention by Wingers, it never happened. Oh look, wonder how easy it was for Media Matters to find this?
In 2004, Bush appeared on daytime talk show Dr. Phil. In 2004, President Bush and his wife appeared on Phil McGraw's daytime talk show, Dr. Phil. The Washington Post reported on September 29, 2004, that "[w]ith 'Family First' the title of McGraw's most recent book, he has promised both candidates the questions would be limited to family-oriented topics" and noted that the segment would air during the afternoon hours.
Probably as easy as it was for me to find this and the video. Teh Googlez is amazing.
Dr. Phil McGraw, accompanied by his wife Robin, sat down with President and Laura Bush in the living room of the first couple's Crawford, Texas, ranch for Wednesday's installment of the Dr. Phil daytime TV show.
The hour, which emitted a warm-and-fuzzy feeling, dealt with such family matters as whether children should be spanked – now-22-year-old twin daughters Jenna and Barbara Bush were not – while it consciously sidestepped such harsh campaign issues as Iraq and the economy.
ClusterFox has a poll out, but we're not hearing much about it. Hmm, why would that be?
...President Obama has a 53 percent favorable rating overall, and a 91 percent favorable among Democrats. Twenty-eight percent of voters have a positive view of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as do 49 percent of Democrats.
Former First Lady Laura Bush receives a 68 percent favorable rating, which is the highest positive rating of the individuals tested on the poll.
The national telephone poll was conducted for Fox News by Opinion Dynamics Corp. among 900 registered voters from May 4 to May 5. For the total sample, the poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Would that be the same Laura Bush who is "okay" with gay marriage? The ClusterFoxers are slipping. Someone must have forgotten to email this week's talking points.
H/t: The Joshua Blog
Today's Bonus Quickie:
Most wealthy Neanderthals had man caves, so why not Boy Georgie?
The Bushes’ new home in suburban Dallas boasts a satellite dish. “We have the huge-screen TV. That was one of the first things we bought and put upstairs in George’s man cave, that we call it, the one big room that’s upstairs, and where his desk is and his computer. And that’s where he likes to watch the Texas Rangers every night,” Laura Bush said.
Did Laura not realize that she was giving us a straight line? Then again, her husband has always been a punch line. Maybe she's become desensitized.
That was today's Bonus Quickie. Will you still respect me in the morning?
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