Thank God for Michelle Obama! Seriously, how many of us could do what she had to do last night? Gently, eloquently, sweetly...prove that she's just as human and normal as any white person. That her family has values. That they care about their kids and God and telling the truth. That she's not at all scary.
I couldn't do it. I'd be too full of righteous anger at the need at this late date to make such a case. Look at Sojourner Truth's Ain't I a Woman speech and tell me if much has changed. But then I couldn't have baked cookies like they forced Hillary to do when Bill first ran either. (Remember that? When she said "I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies" and the media treated it like being a career woman was the same as shoveling babies into stoves? So she had to serve up chocolate chip cookies on the campaign trail to prove that she wasn't scary.)
So, truly, I thank God for Michelle. What a woman! Someone who can keep her eyes on the prize enough to not let the petty b.s. get her down and look damn good doing it. Talk about grace under pressure. These Obamas are as strong, tough and smart as they have to be. Last night, again, Michelle showed they will do this country proud!