NY Times columnist Charles Blow gets giddy over First Lady, may want to be First Lady

by editor on October 26, 2009

New York Times columnist Charles Blow likes Michelle Obama. Perhaps a bit too much

New York Times columnist Charles Blow likes Michelle Obama. Perhaps a bit too much

New York Times columnist Charles Blow loves Michelle Obama. When he makes love, we suspect that he fantasizes that he is the Most Glamorous First Lady in History.

Michelle Obama is the coolest first lady ever…

I could pile on platitudes here about her professional accomplishments, or explore to what degree she is redefining the role of women, or predict how she will be viewed by historians in the pantheon of her predecessors. I could, but I won’t. That’s not my bailiwick.

But I will say that she seems particularly suited to these times. She provides a certain authenticity and clarity of self in a time of uncertainty, projecting a casual grace onto a world of amplified anxiety. She has become a powerful symbol of fearlessness, refinement, frugality and frivolity, managing to be both fun and serious simultaneously. She’s genuinely human.

Mrs. Obama is redefining my concept of a first lady, and I like it.

Oops. Premature ejaculation.

Source: New York Times

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Selena Kyle
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How exactly is she frugal? I see no examples of frugality from Marie Michelle. Remember her comment that the little stimulus paycheck of $600 was going to barely buy a pair of earrings (or shoes)? Disgusting. No one called her on that. Also Blow doesnt seem to know what frivolity means…

redabogado
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redabogado

Maybe Nicki is a little sad she didn’t get Michelle’s 300K part-time job at the university hospital, since even though it was a really important job, well worth the money they paid FLOTUS, they just quickly eliminated the job when she left. Sorry, you didn’t make it in the Nic(ki) of time before it got axed.

Pittsburgh Z
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Pittsburgh Z

She is a symbol of fearlessness? Really?

Tell me how Nicki…..

andycanuck
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andycanuck

Gee, is Nicki wearing $3,000 sneakers?

jasonwedge
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jasonwedge

Typical Liberal response….calling names and not giving any facts….

I wonder…how does one go through lying to themselves about who they are….Man that must be tough…do you have schedules…

Monday…Be environmental
Tuesday…Complain about Fox News
Wednesday…Complain about Bush
Thursday…Worship President Obama
Friday..Get really drunk with friends and be a total beeyatch to anyone not like me
Saturday..Write down words that are meant to offend anyone who is not a liberal…
Sunday….Be sure to let everyone know anyone who attends church is a religious wingnut…(what ever a wing nut is….)

nicki
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nicki

What a bunch of ASSES you folks are! Really stupid wingnuts who haven’t got a clue, nevermind a brain or an education. Losers who whine and cry.

Jack
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Jack

Hmmm. Another ad hominemtard rears his/her ugly head and says, “Hey look at me! I don’t know how to frame a logical response to your factual claim, so I’ll just insult and belittle you as a way of questioning the logical merits of your argument. Hooray for me!”

Wait, wait! Don’t tell me! Let me guess. Liberal democrat, right Nikki?

Doc Savage
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Doc Savage

My first thought was who wrote this for him?

Administrator
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One of these people:

Michelle Obama bravely combats unemployment by adding to her own personal staff

  • $172,200 – Sher, Susan (Chief of Staff)
  • $140,000 – Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
  • $113,000 – Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)
  • $102,000 – Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)
  • Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff to the First Lady)
  • $90,000 – Medina, David S. (Deputy Chief of Staff to the First Lady)
  • $84,000 – Lelyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
  • $75,000 – Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
  • $70,000 – Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
  • $65,000 – Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
  • Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Director)
  • $62,000 – Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordination for the First Lady)
  • $60,000 – Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
  • Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
  • $52,500 – Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary to the First Lady)
  • $50,000 – Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide to the First Lady)
  • $45,000 – Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)
  • Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
  • $40,000 – Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff to the First Lady)
  • $36,000 – Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
  • Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
  • Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)
Edd
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Edd

Frugality? Is he delusional? Her grotesque spending habits are embarrassing. She has an air of entitlement. She was re-made by the campaign strategists when her angry, shrill voice was heard at Obeyme’s rallies. Honestly, this guy is pathetic.

andycanuck
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andycanuck

How is Don Lemon taking the news?

Pat from Michigan
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Wow, what a sweet story about Michelle Obama. It almost makes you forget that she was also responsible for the patient dumping program established at University of Chicago Medical Center. For those who have never heard of Patient dumping, it is because it is illegal and has been since the Reagan administration. What it means is that if some poor, black, sick, uninsured person showed up at UCMC rather than treat them (which you would think people who love the poor, black, sick, uninsured like the Obama’s do would) they would send them to some other hospital so that UCMC could treat the wealthy insured people, which really helped their bottom line. Michelle made out okay though – this was one of her ‘sacrifices” and she only made 300.000.00 a year plus and had to work almost 20 hours a week!! Oh my goodness!! If you want to be a women Charles, at least pick a nice women.

redabogado
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redabogado

Hopefully this guy is high on the list of folks getting pink slipped at the NYT.