FLOTUS To The Rescue

In keeping with my current laziness, I’m outsourcing this post to the British press.

The London Evening Standard:

London 2012 Olympics: Are you watching Mitt? Michelle Obama gives a fun masterclass in diplomacy

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She’s a winner: Michelle Obama raises her arms in delight as David Beckham applauds during a football game with children as part of the Let’s Move-London event at Winfield House Picture: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages

The Daily Mail is also on the case:

‘Try to have fun - but also win’: Star-spangled Michelle Obama gives Team USA a pep talk as final countdown to Olympics opening ceremony begins

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Support: Mrs Obama said it was ‘otherwordly’ for her to be in London to watch America’s top athletes compete on the world stage

As is the Telegraph:

Michelle Obama boosts US athletes at Games

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US First Lady Michelle Obama poses with members of the US Olympic team as she visits their base in east London today on the eve of the Games. Picture: AFP Source: AFP

The next scheduled international diplomatic atrocity will be when Michelle meets up with the Queen for another cuddling session. HotAir, Big Government, and Dan Riehl are bulk ordering fainting couches and specially designed spitting-dummies.

More pics and words at the links.

And if you want an open thread, have at it.

More: WAY too much information from Today in London:

The Romneys have a direct connection to the competition, as Ann Romney’s horse, Rafalca, will compete in the Olympic event of dressage.

“Watching my horse, it’s like watching your children play sports,’’ Ann told Lauer. “I know every move that she makes, I know when she makes mistakes, I know what her weaknesses are, I know where she may lose the confidence of the rider a little bit. It is nerve-wracking.’’

Mitt will not watch his wife’s horse compete due to his schedule during the diplomatic visit, but he knows her passion for the competition. He joked that one year his sons gave him a rubber horse mask to wear so that Ann would pay more attention to him.

Betcha you’ve never seen somebody throw a horse under the bus before:

In his NBC interview last night at the Tower of London, Mitt Romney down-played the whole thing: “I have to tell you, this is Ann’s sport. I’m not even sure which day the sport goes on… I will not be watching the event.”

Maybe it should be a new event at the 2016 Games?

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Still desperately hoping to pander to the Gooper base,which either doesn’t know what dressage is or probably considers it equine cross-dressing.  Mittens they still despise you.  They’re voting against Obama not for you.

In his NBC interview last night at the Tower of London

Oh for heaven’s sake.  For the benefit of the UK, the US, and the rest of the world, why didn’t somebody lock him in?

Mitt has an “Ich bin ein Little Englander” moment:

“Well, I’m married to a girl from Wales, and I’m a guy from Great Britain. So I feel like this is home too, I guess.”

Given that Dan Riehl and his ilk are currently rabidly willing death and destruction on the UK and its natives just to prove Mitt right in his misgivings about the Olympic security setup so there, this may not play so well with the base ...

Gorgeous-looking photo of FLOTUS with the US team.  That’s the first time I’ve seen a photo of FLOTUS when she wasn’t towering over other women.  The other women are all taller than she is!

Oh, you’re supposed to be gracious when visiting another country! Who knew?

Thank the heavens for Michelle.  Willard almost succeeded in making Americans look like total dicks - Michelle reeled the narrative back in.  What did we do to deserve her?  Best not to ask, just be happy it’s true.

And as far as Willard throwing Rafalca and his wife of many years under the bus (prior thread, I know), there’s a special kind of dickdom in which you blow off your spouse and her passion just because you apparently feel the need to distance yourself from it politically.  Loyalty, it’s not part of the Willard brand!

If you were wondering whether it would be worth watching the opening ceremony when it airs in the US later ... it’s pretty spectacular is all I’ll say.* No spoilers here.

* Should be, given how much we’re paying for it. ;O)

Pay attention, Rush and all other boorish conservatives who call Ms. Obama “fat.” These pictures prove you are liars.

one year his sons gave him a rubber horse mask to wear so that Ann would pay more attention to him.

please pass the brain bleach.

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