I´ve been trying to lay off the White House inhabitants. What’s the point? But sometimes my eyeballs roll so far back into my graying skull that restraint is well-nigh impossible.
There is a larger issue and a smaller issue.
The larger, which I’ve mentioned repeatedly, is the childishness of so many Americans. The naive, spoiled attitudes of a people who have lived their entire lives with no serious threat to their existence.
Now let’s move on to the smaller issue, a specific example. Her name is Michelle Obama, a woman who personifies America in 2013.
Here she is on television with a twit named Jimmy Fallon who’s in drag.
What’s wrong with this? Living in the White House, being the First Lady, requires a degree of gravitas. It comes with the job — or should.
What is happening in the video is the antithesis of gravitas. She’s dancing with a guy in drag. The silliness of the dance itself. And a hairdo, which is her own and not related to the skit, bangs in her eyes, that is suitable for a 15-year-old.
And Michelle is pushing 50.
Can you imagine Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton or any other First Lady ever who would have been caught dead coming off like this?
Michelle perfectly reflects today’s America in all its inanity.
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(Note: As mentioned not long ago, the book to read is Slouching Toward Gomorrah by the recently departed Robert H. Bork.)
(Confession: I have not, and I will not, watch this video to its end. I tried but could not. I was cringing, literally.)