The First Lady’s First Full Measure of Devotion (UPDATE: All for Naught!)
posted at 9:59 am on October 2, 2009 by Howard Portnoy
Michelle Malkin has the entire story, though, I warn you: Have your hankies ready. (Also best not to be drinking coffee when you read this.) It is the story of a brave woman who, not long after experiencing pride in her country for the first time in her life, made the ultimate sacrifice for that country. Well . . . not ultimate exactly. Not sacrifice exactly either. What was it the FLATUS — I mean FLOTUS — was talking about when she said
“As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the president to come for these few days, so many of you in this room have been working for years to bring this bid home.”
Whatever. In any case, the commissions for memorial plaques have already started flying out of the coffers of the NEA.
UPDATE: Oh, no, is there no God in heaven? Oh, the humanity. How can this be? Chi-town bumped in the first round? After the First Lady gave so, so much! I for one am lovin’ it. Meantime, from the Corner:
- Rich Lowry: It’s not a big thing, it might not even move his poll numbers, but in the back of people’s minds it will create the idea that maybe he’s not the silver-tongued convincer-in-chief everyone says he is.
- Jonah Goldberg: Where is the outrage at the IOC’s transparent racism?
Best reaction of the day (so far) is Matt Drudge’s headline “The Ego Has Landed” (h/t Barbara at the Greenroom).
My contender: Leggo My Ego.