Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Juan Williams: Wannabe Big House Pet

I won't elaborate on what I mean by "wannabe big house pet," but I will point you to this post by Professor Kim on Juan Williams calling First Lady Michelle Obama "Stokely Carmichael in a dress." I left my comment there: No new tricks from the opposition, just different dogs.

Professor Kim's post at BlogHer educates readers who may have forgotten history about Carmichael's transformation to Kwame Ture. She also makes the point that Michelle Obama is an establishment figure, not a radical.

Here's video from CNN's Cambell Brown on what may be Michelle Obama's role as First Lady.



I also have a post focused expectations placed on Michelle Obama called "Michelle Obama is Covered in Handprints." A corporate lawyer and hospital administrator who's a strict and loving mother is hardly Kwame Ture.

Click here to read Professor Kim's post.

Another good site to blogroll if you want to keep up with who said what about Michelle Obama is Michelle Obama Watch.

1 comment:

Blue State Cowgirl said...

Ooooh "Wannabe Big House Pet". That's a new one. I'm assuming, if you were Harry Belafonte, who was not so diplomatic, you would have called him something different.

Amazing how the Right Wing got all bent out of shape over the fair criticism of Sarah Palin (that she was uninformed, uneducated and prone to fear mongering and scandal dodging). But they feel no shame making veiled or not so veiled sexist and racist remarks about Michelle Obama. Luckily our First Lady's style, grace, intelligence and integrity speak for her.