Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I Love Lily

Another reason why I love Lily Allen. In a concert somewhere in England Lily called Bush a "fucking cunt" which isn't that big of news (everyone hates Bush) but it still amuses me and makes me wish we were friends (aww.)

But speaking of fucking cunts ( though I don't like that word all that much) Barack's wife at a women's luncheon in Chicao said something like "if you can't run your own house, you can't run the white house." It's from the Drudge Report so of course its sensationalized but still "One 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"
I see. You've adjusted your schedule to make sure your kids come first by having your husband running for president. He started running "technically" in Feburary of 2007 even if he doesn't get the nomination he'd still be in and running till March of 2008. And if he does, god forbid, win the nomination and get's elected that's until January of 2013, at least. So your children are coming first by having their father running across the country for at least a year campaigning for a job that if he gets will take up more time than she can imagine, which causes him to miss more time with his children. And you're not really putting your kids first by speaking at some luncheon, instead of being with them.T here is absolutely no way you can run a high level and successful presidential campaign and "put your children first." It's an incredibly naive and dumb statement. The natural extrapolation of her statement is that the wife, or someone in the house, should be a stay at home parent to make sure their "children come first." And maybe if you weren't campaigning and putting "your children first" and all they wouldn't be exposed to the pressure and "negativity" that your husband says can take a toll personally on the family; like you know on your children.
And I know her husband is running but the fact she uses the impersonal "He" sort of implies that only men can run for president, negating everything that Hillary is trying to do and reemphasizing thousands of years of patriarchy.
If that is the case I really think Michelle Obama should just go home bake her daughters a pie and put on some makeup. I am so damn sick of her.
Or at least that's my take. (uh oh; my bias is showing again)

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