Best quote about Michelle Obama. First, the rest of the story. Yesterday there was a video making the rounds of Michelle and Barack Obama at the 9/11/11 ceremony at Ground Zero. MO is leaning over to BO and saying something. The consensus of some, is that as she watched a flag folding ceremony, she said to her husband, “all this just for a flag.” You have to attempt to read her lips, and I can’t do that, but it does appear she is saying something about the American flag, and her comment is accompanied with shaking her head side-to-side and an eye-blink reminiscent of an eye-roll – an obvious sign of feeling derogatory about something. So after James Robbins at the Washington Times discusses the meaning of the flag, here is what he had to say. SEE AN UPDATE BELOW.
Perhaps Mrs. Obama thinks that all the pomp and circumstance she experiences in her daily life has something to do with her, rather than the unofficial office she holds.
If so she should disabuse herself of that notion quickly. The official gestures of respect shown to her are the same shown to any First Lady, and if she wasn’t married to the president she would be just another citizen. Washington Times
It’s worth asking why she is speaking during the ceremonial folding. She was never proud of this country in her adult life, until her husband was running for the office of President. He hadn’t won the race yet, but both “she and he” were garnering plenty of press and applause. Time to be proud…finally. See the video of the perhaps “flag” comment here.
9-15-11 UPDATE: ChicagoRay just sent a link to The Blaze with Glenn Beck and his crew talking about the video this morning. Beck thinks Michelle is saying something derogatory, but an intern on his show is deaf and reads lips. He believes she is saying “Look how they fold that flag.” I can see the word “that” as being a part of what she says, and if that is what she is saying, the head-shaking takes on a different tone. The intern also allowed that perhaps the word “damn” would have been in her comment, although he thought there was only a slight chance of that.