Saturday, June 21, 2008

"Only In America"

In order to provide some context and not to be unfair to Michelle Obama, I give the entire quote from Senator Obama's wife on Thursday's (6/19/08) edition of ABC's The View:

Of course I am proud of my country. Nowhere in America could my story be possible. I'm a girl who grew up on the South Side of Chicago, my father was a working class guy who worked his shift all his life, and because of his hard work he sent not just me but my brother to Princeton... I am proud of my country without a doubt. I think when I talked about it during my speech, what I was talking about was having a part in the political process. People are just engaged in this election in a way that I haven't seen in a long time and I think everybody has agreed with that that people are focused, they're coming out.

Exactly why is it that "nowhere in America could (Michelle Obama's) story be possible?" And why is it that an extremely well educated and intelligent individual periodically expresses herself inaccurately? Or does she?

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