Friday, June 20, 2008

Michelle Obama's Makeover: From Corporate Powerhouse To Laura Petrie

... And this is supposed to be a better role model for women? On what planet?

She used to look like this...

Now, she's allowed her husband's campaign stylists to turn her into Laura Petrie...

The New York Times even told us the makeover was in the works, and the new & improved Mrs. Obama product would be launched this week on The View.

Now her husband’s presidential campaign is giving her image a subtle makeover, with a new speech in the works to emphasize her humble roots and a tough new chief of staff. On Wednesday, Mrs. Obama will do a guest turn on “The View,” the daytime talk show on ABC, with an eye toward softening her reputation.

Her problems seemed hard to imagine last fall and winter. Mrs. Obama, a Harvard-trained lawyer, appeared so at ease with the tactile business of campaigning and drew praise for humanizing, often with humor, a husband who could seem elusive.

Then came some rhetorical stumbles. In Madison, Wis., in February, she told voters that hope was sweeping America, adding, “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country.” Cable news programs replayed those 15 words in an endless loop of outrage.

The weirdest part of the makeover, in my opinion, is the introduction of baby pink lipstick. And don't even get me started on that sleeveless sun dress she wore on The View (See Daily News photo above). Anyone who knows anything knows that women of a certain age and professional background simply don't do sleeveless... if they want to be taken seriously, that is.

And just for grins and giggles, why did Mrs. Obama's husband's campaign stylists abandon her original Jackie Kennedy Clone look?

Ah, Jackie!

Smart. Soft. Savvy. Sensitive.

And the woman knew how to dress.

Michelle Obama?

Not so much.

Back to the drawing board, stylists! With a client so willing to discard her professionalism, dignity, and maturity...

Maybe she could wear more of her "Sunday Go To Meetin'/Katherine Kulman" dresses.

Just kidding. That's a terrible look.

That'd sure go over well with those bitter, white, clinging folks.


Note to lurking Obots: Stop trying to post your whiny anti-Hillary Clinton comments here. If and when you admit that nothing said or written about either Barack H. or Michelle Obama hasn't already been trumped majestically by the crap already flung at Senator Clinton, I might consider publishing your comments.

Don't hold your breath, though.

Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:

Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and


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