NEW YORK TIMES  3:18 am June 9, 2008

NYT: Michelle Obama Just Like Barbara Bush Sr.

by Ken Layne

New first lady Michelle Obama is a young, stylish, beautiful and successful corporate attorney from humble south-side-of-Chicago beginnings. In other words, she’s just like ancient yankee matron aristocrat Barbara Bush.

That’s the startling conclusion of the NYT “Fashion & Style” section, which took a break from covering Paultards and Survivalists this week to favorably compare the wife of America’s first black to win a presidential nomination with the white-haired old crone who cackled in glee when the blacks were flooded out of New Orleans. Okay, so maybe there’s a slight, Spock-with-a-goatee reverse resemblance. [New York Times]

 
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Uncle Al June 9, 2008 at 1:22 am

Tomorrow in the Times:
Did you ever notice how President Bush is just like Albert Einstein?

wonk_the_heck June 9, 2008 at 1:31 am

Obama = McCain

write in Hillary

jagorev June 9, 2008 at 1:35 am

Michelle Obama apparently pulls off the feat of getting dressed on her own.

Really? This is a feat?

SloppyCronkite June 9, 2008 at 1:36 am

Obama = McCain = Hillary = John Edwards = the Pope = Big Gay Al = Karl Rove.

Write in Nader.

AnnieGetYourFun June 9, 2008 at 1:36 am

Oh, yes, what a resemblance. Because Babs was the VERY FIRST FIRST LADY EVER WEAR SLIM-CUT DRESSES AND LARGE PEARLS. Yup, can’t think of any other elegant first ladies AT ALL who wore well-tailored clothing.

Also, the flip haircut – very Bush. And their body types are so very similar. By God, they’re like twins!

Jewdishoowary Square June 9, 2008 at 1:39 am

Michelle, honey, that Photoshop filter makes you look fat.

Tits_LaRue June 9, 2008 at 1:45 am

I’m not seeing it… Maybe it’s because Michelle Obama does not have an elephant clitoris for a face like Barbara Bush?

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 1:46 am

That Barbara Bush article has a flashback to our favorite prostitute of the hour!

White House press secretary Scott McClellan defended Mrs. Bush’s comments thus: “I think that the observation is based on someone or some people that were talking to her that were in need of a lot of assistance, people that have gone through a lot of trauma and been through a very difficult and trying time. And all of a sudden, they are now getting great help in the state of Texas from some of the shelters.”

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 1:50 am

Barbara Bush, the opinionated pillow-talk adviser

What the hell is the NYT talking about? It sounds hot.

shortsshortsshorts June 9, 2008 at 1:53 am

As a survivalist, I do not appreciate the comparison. Just got back from Prump Ken. Vacation time is Word.

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 2:00 am

Look at that picture of her in orange in the Times article and tell me you’re not literally in love with her. This part was pretty WTF:

But it was particularly the color Michelle Obama chose Tuesday night that seemed symbolically rich, even if its message may have been so subtle as to be subliminal.

“I don’t know if that’s something they consciously thought about,” said Mr. Anthony, referring to the fact that purple is, as every schoolchild knows, created by mixing the primary colors red and blue.

Yeah, that’s what’s going to make Barry win the election.

AxmxZ June 9, 2008 at 2:07 am

Man, Michelle owns that purple like Jackie O owned pink…

itgetter June 9, 2008 at 2:07 am

Michelle Obama – Hezbollah-style fist jabbing = Barbara Bush

Darehead June 9, 2008 at 2:11 am

Michelle = flip
Barbara = flop

Michelle 2016!!!

ms_mcgee June 9, 2008 at 2:18 am

I can’t wait to see Guy Trebay’s next column on how Cindy McCain and Eleanor Roosevelt are like, twins

shortsshortsshorts June 9, 2008 at 2:19 am

She will never wear pantsuits. This is upsurd. The NYT has a fork up its ass. The fucking editors are P.O’ed that their endorsement didn’t fly. Even after that little “stint” last week where they finally admitted Hillary is not in fact human, there is still this strange obsession with coining new faces on America’s Hottest Ebony (TM). Fuck you New York Times. Straight to hell with you.

Inadequate Blackmail June 9, 2008 at 2:19 am

Remember when Barbara Bush used to go around fist-bumping everyone? Those days were fly.

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 2:27 am

[re=10671]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Where does it say anything about pantsuits?

Also, are we allowed to compare Cindy McCain to Nancy Reagan? I’m worried too many people would think that was a good thing.

shortsshortsshorts June 9, 2008 at 2:32 am

[re=10674]ronaldpagan[/re]: The entire article is about style, and she doesn’t wear any fucking pantsuits. If you find a recent pantsuit photo, I will give you many prizes.

Tits_LaRue June 9, 2008 at 2:41 am

[re=10672]Inadequate Blackmail[/re]: Was that around the same time that Lil’ Georgie Bush was bumping coke off a mirror with an Allman Brothers logo on it?

shortsshortsshorts June 9, 2008 at 2:44 am

[re=10674]ronaldpagan[/re]: If you need anymore proof, look at the byline where it says “Fashion.” Kill whitey.

shortsshortsshorts June 9, 2008 at 2:44 am

[re=10676]Tits_LaRue[/re]: “Allegedly.”

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 2:46 am

[re=10677]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: You confuse me. But I concur. She does not wear pantsuits.

[re=10676]Tits_LaRue[/re]: Oh right I always forget about the coke! Next they will have an article comparing Bear-Bear to W!

Darehead June 9, 2008 at 2:49 am

[re=10674]ronaldpagan[/re]: Cindy and Nancy, both anorexic raisins but one says ‘just say nope,’ the other says ‘just say dope.’ Cindy is more delirious, Nancy arch-imperious.

NotUrEvryDayWEzl June 9, 2008 at 2:50 am

I’m mildly confused about who is from our universe here and who are the evil mirror versions. Does this mean mirror Obama has the tantalus field and has been using it to pick off his enemies one by one, explaining his inexplicable victory over Hillary? Or have the repubs been the evil masters of the Terran Empire all along and Karl Rove is the device’s master? And how do I get back to my universe?

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 2:51 am

[re=10680]Darehead[/re]: Well, if anyone compares Cindy to my girl Betty Ford, I will cut them.

Inadequate Blackmail June 9, 2008 at 2:54 am

“Cind and Nancy”

Ok, SAT Analogy time:

Cindy McCain is to Nancy Reagan
as
Michelle Obama is to Barbara Bush
as
Bill Clinton is to

a) Pat Nixon
b) Ladybird Johnson
c) Hillary Clinton
d) Dolly Madison Snack Cakes and Fried Pies

shortsshortsshorts June 9, 2008 at 3:00 am

[re=10679]ronaldpagan[/re]: It’s a fairly obvious campaign strategy for Barry.
Hillary= Pantsuits
Michelle= No Pantsuits
The Fashion folk cling to this kind of shit.

[re=10684]Inadequate Blackmail[/re]: Definitely a.) and b.), after long consideration.

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 3:04 am

[re=10684]Inadequate Blackmail[/re]: Those choices are some bullshit! Where are Eleanor Roosevelt and Sally Hemings?

Inadequate Blackmail June 9, 2008 at 3:09 am

[re=10686]ronaldpagan[/re]: Looks like Dolly Madison baked them into the Fried Pies. What a freak.

Tits_LaRue June 9, 2008 at 3:10 am

[re=10679]ronaldpagan[/re]: I’m sure Old Dubs doesn’t clearly remember all the coke Young Dubs was doing, either!
[re=10684]Inadequate Blackmail[/re]: e) Billy Carter: eating d) while fucking a)

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 3:13 am

[re=10684]Inadequate Blackmail[/re]: I got it! It’s (f) Geraldine Ferraro. The same thing I am writing in for president, come November.

Inadequate Blackmail June 9, 2008 at 3:22 am

Sorry, the answer was b) Ladybird Johnson, because of Bill’s unwavering love of flowers.

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 3:31 am

[re=10690]Inadequate Blackmail[/re]: AHAHAHAHAH it took me 5 minutes to get that! Very nice!

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 3:37 am

Sorry, I don’t mean to change the subject, but if you haven’t been here recently:

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/

Barry: PRESUMPTIVE nominee (none of this “projected” bullshit)
Hillary: OUT

Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.

PS: To attempt to tie it back in, this is why we’re talking about fashion now.

Darehead June 9, 2008 at 3:59 am

[re=10692]ronaldpagan[/re]: I just had a dream that we already had a daily briefing and you and I left comments. When I woke up it was gone! I can’t remember the details but there was some kind of a 4-way with you, me, Ken and Al Franken.

AudicityofHope June 9, 2008 at 4:06 am

Michelle, Barbara “White as They Come” Bush…humm…could they be sisters? Damn straight! Sisters from another mister!

But srsly, FTW New York Times?! Compare my silky chocolately smooth Michelle to another wrinkly-ass racist cracka’ again and I’ll pop a cap in yo’ ass! You got it?!

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 4:16 am

[re=10696]Darehead[/re]: Weird…I have no recollection of any such thing.

[re=10699]AudicityofHope[/re]: Audicity! I missed you girl! Where were you all weekend? What did you think of Hillary’s speech?

AudicityofHope June 9, 2008 at 4:33 am

[re=10700]ronaldpagan[/re]: Hey Ronald! I haven’t been on the internetz all weekend.

I was going to write something on the Hillz speech thread, but after 400+ comments, I figured people had stopped reading it. I thought it was a gracious speech, considering that it was given by a Clinton. She could have emphasized more the importance of voting for Barack and not voting for evil McCadaver to her bitter women supporters. Overall, though, I thought it was nice. I was kinda’ upset that I didn’t see that flabby armed gay guy behind her again; he was probably at home slitting his wrists.

BTW, my weekend has not been sufficiently filled with its average dose of Bear-Bear. Saturday: All about Hillz. Sunday: Still talking about Hills. No Barack!! Audicity ANGRY!!!

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 4:48 am

[re=10701]AudicityofHope[/re]: Yeah, pretty much where I stand. I thought it was her best speech ever, but I was still pissed that she barely had anything to say about Barack that was specific to him instead of generic “We need a Democrat in the White House.” It seemed like she did make it clear to the Bitterettes how disastrous it would be to vote for a Republican, and I hope she straight-up yells at them at some point. Clinton anger is so nice when it’s directed at the right people.

Anyway, back to the point…there may have been very little Bear-Bear in the news, but at least we get to see some especially fierce pictures of Michelle.

Magsbe June 9, 2008 at 4:57 am

Oh god, Michelle is so fucking hot. And fierce! I can’t even contribute anything substantive about her, because every time I see her all I can think is om nom nom nom.

AudicityofHope June 9, 2008 at 4:57 am

[re=10702]ronaldpagan[/re]: This is true. Michelle can wear just about anything, or nothing, and look fabulous. Everyone’s been beating the “fist pound/ bump” to death, but have yet to mention how HOT she looked (also, Barack totally patted her ass after the “pound”, but did any pundit care to talk about that? No.) Tyra Banks better watch her back ’cause Michelle is in ‘da house now!

AudicityofHope June 9, 2008 at 4:59 am

[re=10687]Inadequate Blackmail[/re]:

I love your name!
- Adequate “Why’d He…”

AudicityofHope June 9, 2008 at 5:01 am

[re=10704]AudicityofHope[/re]: correction: “…death, but *has* yet…”

Darehead June 9, 2008 at 5:19 am

On top of all their other evildoings, the Obamas clearly have put a chemical in our lattes that is making us all turn homosexual. So many women falling for Michelle, so many guys falling for Barry….

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 5:30 am

[re=10707]Darehead[/re]: Naw, they’ve turned us all bi. I want to be the white meat in an Obama sandwich.

PS: That’s weird that Wonkette’s news briefing was predicated on it being hours earlier than 5, but now it is 5:30 here and it’s still not there. So confusing.

Darehead June 9, 2008 at 5:34 am

[re=10710]ronaldpagan[/re]: So you fess up, you were there!

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 5:48 am

[re=10711]Darehead[/re]: I was where? What?

Darehead June 9, 2008 at 5:56 am

[re=10714]ronaldpagan[/re]: OK, I swear we already had a brief daily briefing, and then it disappeared. Save me someone, I know it was there! But poof! Thing disappeared like a 12-year-old Paultard.

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 6:01 am

[re=10716]Darehead[/re]: You must have dozed off…are 12-year-old Paultards a recurring motif in your dreams? You should get help with that.

Darehead June 9, 2008 at 6:04 am

[re=10717]ronaldpagan[/re]: You’re so cute when you tease…see, proof is on Google still:

Daily Briefing: It’s 5 a.m. Somewhere. Liberal clown Al Franken is now the Democrat candidate for Norm Coleman’s Senate seat because … who cares? [Minnesota Public Radio]; Poor people … By Ken Layne No Views. Tagged:. daily brieging …
wonkette.com/400299/daily-briefing-its-5-am-somewhere – 2 hours ago -

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 6:11 am

One time in high school, a bunch of us convinced this girl that another girl in our class was a figment of her imagination, like in “A Beautiful Mind.” That was really funny.

Darehead June 9, 2008 at 6:13 am

[re=10719]ronaldpagan[/re]: You’re literally LOL now, I can feel it across the planet….

Johnny_Zhivago June 9, 2008 at 6:16 am

Barbara Bush is George HW Bush’s wife??? I thought she was his mother.

Hotflashingfobama June 9, 2008 at 6:19 am

I have laughed for a full 8 minutes about the Barbara Bush/elephant clitoris visage.

Darehead June 9, 2008 at 6:22 am

[re=10721]Johnny_Zhivago[/re]:
She’s his wife… [slap] She’s his mother… . [slap] She’s his wife… [slap] She’s his mother… . [slap]

Johnny_Zhivago: I said I want the truth!

She’s his wife AND his mother! …

ronaldpagan June 9, 2008 at 6:33 am

[re=10723]Darehead[/re]: Don’t tell Dick Cheney. He’ll make another inappropriate bon mot about West Virginia.

Darehead June 9, 2008 at 6:39 am

[re=10724]ronaldpagan[/re]: And to top it all off, Barbara us his wife AND his mother AND his daughter! …

Darehead June 9, 2008 at 6:53 am

[re=10727]Darehead[/re]: *is*

Servo June 9, 2008 at 7:10 am

[re=10658]Tits_LaRue[/re]: That’s it! I knew I seen Bab’s face somewhere, I just couldn’t put my finger on it.

Botswana Meat Commission FC June 9, 2008 at 9:36 am

I refuse to believe “Guy Trebay” is a real person.

gurukalehuru June 9, 2008 at 9:37 am

…or it could be because purple is the royal color or maybe it’s an hommage to the film “The Color Purple” or maybe it’s just because she looks good in purple. Which she does.

gjdodger June 9, 2008 at 10:06 am

[re=10776]Botswana Meat Commission FC[/re]: I think “Guy Trebay” is the host of the new Jeopardy! “I’ll take ridiculously inappropriate analogies of political wives for $200, Guy.” I have noticed, however, that George W. Bush is remarkably similar to a steaming dog turd.

ExecutorElassus June 9, 2008 at 10:25 am

I don’t understand this editorial at all. It’s a scientifically proven fact that Barbara Bush is a robot.

The 5am briefing seems to have been restored.

sarcasticusername June 9, 2008 at 10:35 am

god, why is the press so mean to michelle? nobody deserves to be compared to babs bush, apparently guy trebay didn’t get barry’s memo about laying off his wife, he’ll be knocking on his door with that giant stick of his shortly. there’s been a serious lack of barry news on here this weekend, no mention of barry the pervert spending the night with little girls at his chicago madrassa, and worst of all nothing on those gloriously dorky pics of barry riding his bike. shame on you wonkette editors, shame on you! enough with the walnuts “rallies” and the big hillz speeches, meet me in ohio and uh…oops you get the point.

DemmeFatale June 9, 2008 at 11:44 am

Why do you Barry people assume that Hillary people will vote for McCain?
Just because we didn’t support your Bear-Bear doesn’t mean that we’re not Democrats!

Sheesh! Way to be gracious winners!

loudmouthredhead June 9, 2008 at 11:50 am

[re=10669]Darehead[/re]: I really don’t want to think about anything of Bar’s “flopping”, thank you very much.

Ken, I don’t think you stretched out that “Bizarro Michelle” photo enough to be accurate.

loudmouthredhead June 9, 2008 at 11:55 am

[re=10707]Darehead[/re]: Right? Quite an evil scheme to embrace “San Francisco Values”…If they show that pic of Barry getting off the plane again (esp. if he has that cigarette in his mouth) on here, I’ll never touch a woman again. DAMN YOU OBAMAS!

Cicada June 9, 2008 at 1:10 pm

[re=10893]DemmeFatale[/re]: Um, you’re kidding, right? I assume you must be, since a third of the news coverage has been about how a quarter of Clintonites are voting McCain in protest.

Please forgo the lectures on being gracious winners until these Clinton supporters stop threatening to vote for WALNUTS, ‘kay? Any Democrat should be jumping down the throat of these loons.

DemmeFatale June 9, 2008 at 2:51 pm

[re=11027]Cicada[/re]: No, I’m not kidding. Just because some loud-mouth assholes are getting a “third” of the news coverage, doesn’t mean a “quarter” of Hillary people will vote for McBush.

But continue to demonize Clinton and her supporters, it’s SO constructive.

(A five word sentence is a lecture?)

Tits_LaRue June 9, 2008 at 2:58 pm

[re=10722]Hotflashingfobama[/re]:
[re=10732]Servo[/re]:
Neither of you will ever be able to visit the zoo or circus again without thinking of Barbara Bush! lolz

Cicada June 9, 2008 at 3:21 pm

[re=11175]DemmeFatale[/re]: I’m not “demonizing” (nice hyperbolic language, BTW)Clinton’s supporters. I’m “demonizing” the idiots at sites like this:
http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/06/angry-clinton-s.html

That site is freaky. As long as there are Clinton “supporters” claiming that Obama wants to enslave white people, I reserve the right to make fun of them. Take a look over at Taylor Marsh, these folks are seriously pissed that Hillary dared to ask for party unity. They are saying she was ‘blackmailed’ by the DNC.

For the record, I don’t think they represent the majority of Clinton supporters (obviously, from the polling data). They are the Democratic equivalent of the Paultards that everyone has had such a field day making fun of.

We’re allowed to make fun of Obamabots that think he’s the messiah. Why not Hilltards that believe in a DNC plot headed up by Donna Brazile to hand the party over to the anti-American radical left?

And yes, it was only five words, but it certainly was a lecture. I’m sorry if you think I’m a sore winner.

Deepthroat June 9, 2008 at 4:17 pm

You can never have too many Pearl Necklaces when you’re the wife of Bukakke Obama

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