The NationalEnquirer says that the Obamas’ marriage is basically over, and that Michelle found out that the Secret Service covered up two instances of his cheating on her. They claim she was refusing to return to DC for her birthday party, but finally agreed.
I know, consider the source, but they were right about John Edwards, and we all know there was something really off about her not returning from Hawaii with the Prez and the girls after Christmas. Their younger daughter, Sasha, always looks unhappy in public. I think the older one, Malia, is better at putting on a public face.
With John Podesta, Bill Clinton’s former chief of staff, returning to the White House to help Barry battle back, Barry suddenly seems to have turned into the Big Dog. Um, Barry, you know how Michelle feels about healthy foods, so no Danish for you, if you get my drift.
And Britain’s David Cameron was in full Hooray Henry mode, as he and Barry and the Danish took a photo of themselves, behaving like ill-mannered teenagers rather than heads of state at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. So clueless and classless. Why didn’t we send Biden? Hell, why didn’t we send Rob Ford and Alec Baldwin?
Poor Barry, it’s a long, long flight home with Michelle.
“Obama was depressed and looking down. You could see, at the end of the debate, he knew — anniversary or not — Michelle wanted to go home with Mitt.”
I think it’s safe to say that Coulter didn’t go home with anybody last night. She must be the only woman in the world (and I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt here that she is a woman) to find Mitt the teeniest, tiniest bit sexy.
From “Conventional Warfare: Why Democrats Won,” Joe Scarborough, Politico:
Which is why Republicans should be particularly glum this weekend. The further Democrats progressed into their convention this week in Charlotte, N.C., the more glaring the shortcomings of last week’s GOP convention became. By the time the last of the confetti fell on the Democratic convention floor, it became frustratingly clear that the most compelling speaker in Tampa, Fla., had been Clint Eastwood’s chair.Michelle Obama connected her family to the American Dream in a way neither campaign has managed all year. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro offered a joyous takedown of Mitt Romney while wearing a smile as wide as the West Texas sky. And Bill Clinton. Oh my. Convention speeches rarely reach that level.
If there was any letdown this week it was that Barack Obama’s speech sounded recycled at times and resembled a State of the Union address more than a soaring acceptance speech for president.
But while Obama said nothing new, he said it much better than when Gov. Romney said nothing in Tampa. And you could tell by the boisterous reaction of Democratic delegates who left the arena Thursday night looking fired up and ready to go. Maybe there seemed to be such a disparity between the two conventions because the Republican Party has never been the least bit excited about its nominee. Or maybe it’s because Democrats were simply blessed with a deeper bench of political athletes in 2012. But whatever the reason, Republicans were lapped by their rivals and may ultimately pay in November for botching Mitt Romney’s debut.
Former NH Governor and Mitt surrogate John Sununu claims that the Obama campaign is lying about the price of the Tracy Reese dress Michelle Obama wore for her convention speech, which they said was about $350.
Whatever it cost, it was so much chicer than Ann Romney’s frumpy, fifties $2,000 Oscar de la Renta.
UPDATE — Tracy Reese has said that the dress, which was custom-made for Mrs. Obama, will soon be available for the rest of us and will cost less than $500.
From “Don’t Just Sit There,” Gretchen Reynolds, NYT:
“In an inspiring study…scientists at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Mebourne, Australia, had 19 adults sit completely still for seven hours or, on a separate day, rise every 20 minutes and walk leisurely on a treadmill…for two minutes. On another day, they had the volunteers jog gently during their two-minute breaks.
“When the volunteers remained stationary for the full seven hours, their blood sugar spiked and insulin levels were out of whack. but when they broke up the hours with movement, even that short two-minute stroll, their blood sugar levels remained stable. Interestingly, the jogging didn’t improve blood sugar regulation any more than standing and walking did. What was important, the scientists concluded, was simply breaking up the long, interminable hours of sitting.”