Friday, February 15, 2008

Abbey and Michelle Finally Meet and Shake Hands

Usually we are ridiculous on this blog, but today may be a slight exception. We have taken advantage of the Democrats interest in Ohio the past three days. I went to see a very unanimated Chelsea Clinton speak on campus, juxtaposed to a very exuberant but somewhat generic Hillary Clinton the day after. This afternoon “d”, “double a” (or the “A Team”) and I heard Michelle Obama speak. Her approach was more candid and unscripted. Although we are never sure about any party or politician when it comes to this stuff, there is something about the Obama duo that is unique and authentic, more so than what we hoped to find with Romney and McCain. Abbey did squeak out a “hi” as Mrs. Obama asked Abbey “Do you know this guy?” suggesting that I was some homeless man that grabbed a stray little girl for a near perfect photo op. She also complimented Abbey on her pretty jacket, still doubting if I was the father by saying, “Someone needs to check this guy out.” Unfortunately Abbey’s follow-up question, “Will Obama represent another tax and spend liberal bent on making a big government bigger and expanding government programs, programs that have 1) no incentives to be efficient, 2) no evidence of effective implementation and 3) no results of lasting meaningful change?”, went unaswered as Michelle, rattled, looked on.

5 comments:

Ke-lissa said...

In defense of the future First Lady, you were sporting a pretty healthy 5:00 shadow which gave you more than just a passing resemblence to the Lyndon LaRouche crazies outside.

Benielle said...

OR, I was sporting a sophisticated Wolf Blitzer/George Michael gentleman beard.

furrever said...

Abbey sounds like a very insightful child. Good parenting!

Benielle said...

Gross Ben, did you just compare yourself with George Michael????

Anonymous said...

Since she couldn't answer Abby's question , this dinamic duo will not get my vote. Can you imagine, not answering a little girl's question!