Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Michelle Obama : What She Really Said

I'll admit I thought it was a bit sharp (although very clever) for Michelle Obama to say of the Clintons: "..if you can't run your own house, you certainly can't run the White House..."

But ya know what? The Wolf Blitzer and company LIED about that quote.

Read what she actually said - the whole thing, and you'll see it has nothing to do with the Clintons; Michelle is talking about her OWN FAMILY:

"...MICHELLE OBAMA: [O]ne of the most important things that we need to know about the next president of the United States is, is he somebody that shares our values? Is he somebody that respects family? Is a good and decent person? So our view was that, if you can't run your own house, you certainly can't run the White House. So, so we've adjusted our schedules to make sure that our girls are first, so while he's traveling around, I do day trips. That means I get up in the morning, I get the girls ready, I get them off, I go and do trips, I'm home before bedtime. So the girls know that I was gone somewhere, but they don't care. They just know that I was at home to tuck them in at night, and it keeps them grounded, and, and children, the children in our country have to know that they come first. And our girls do and that's why we're doing this. We're in this race for not just our children, but all of our children....."

I'm not surprised that Obama's political opponents might pick out one sentence and twist it around. But why would Wolf Blitzer and Brian Todd and other so-called "reporters" take it out of context and pretend it was a reference to Clinton? Are they actual "reporters" or merely corporate whores, saying anything to make a story?

On the plus side, I'm happy to read what she ACTUALLY said. It's very positive!


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