It is open season on Michelle Obama, the New Yorker’s "Angry Black Woman" in combat boots.
A while back, the Tennessee Republican Party got all shook up when Michelle made a campaign appearance in Nashville. In advance of her campaign trip to Seattle, the Washington State Republican Party rolled out a
welcome attack video.
Barack Obama has again asked folks to lay off his wife. In an interview with Glamour magazine, Obama said:
It's infuriating, but it's not surprising, because let's face it: What happened was that the conservative press—Fox News and the National Review and columnists of every ilk—went fairly deliberately at her in a pretty systematic way...and treated her as the candidate in a way that you just rarely see the Democrats try to do against Republicans. And I've said this before: I would never have my campaign engage in a concerted effort to make Cindy McCain an issue, and I would not expect the Democratic National Committee or people who were allied with me to do it. Because essentially, spouses are civilians. They didn't sign up for this.
Like it or not, Michelle is fair game. So she should put on some fashionable boots and keep on stepping. She should also borrow a phrase from Nancy Sinatra:
These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do
one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.
With Obama leading John McCain in the polls, on Jan. 20, 2009, Michelle might be able to say, "Are you ready boots? Start walking down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House."