Not just a President (4)
But certain Americans want a President whose wife (or husband) is patriotically proud of her country . These sections of the American voters are working themselves into an apoplectic tizzy over this statement by Michelle Obama, wife of Presendential contender, Barack:
“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country … not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change,” she said. “I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment.” (link)
Apparently the problem with the statement – as it being interpreted – is that she is proud of USA only now and because of her husband while she should have had much to be proud about in the last 20-30 years.
(Btw, how fast can you say political suicide ? or irrelevant issues ?)
No awards for guessing which section of the population is upset. Suffice to mention that they are having a field day with this to the extent of pointing out how another potential first lady responded (doesn’t matter that Obama is yet to scure to Democratic nomination).
“I am proud of my country,” John McCain’s wife, Cindy, said at a campaign stop in Brookfield, Wis., Tuesday. “I don’t know if you heard those words earlier… but I am very proud of my country.”
During a follow up press conference, the Arizona senator was asked if they were responding to Michelle Obama and he deferred to his wife.
She responded: “I just wanted to make the statement that I have and always will be proud of my country.”
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