CNN commentator Jack Cafferty flat out admitted in a CNN.com commentary on Tuesday that he is "developing a crush on America's first lady," Michelle Obama: "Michelle Obama is more compelling than her husband. He's good, but she's utterly fascinating....Mrs. Obama has blown away the stale air in a White House musty from eight years of the Bushes. It's like the sun came out and a fresh spring breeze began wafting through the open windows."
After admitting his crush and comparing her to fair weather, Cafferty pushed Mrs. Obama's populist credentials, compared to past First Ladies: "It's the people's house, and Michelle Obama totally gets it. So much so that she has taken to inviting people in from the streets to see her home. Nice touch -- one completely lacking in her recent predecessors."
The commentator then focused the next few paragraphs to how well people react to the current First Lady, all the time exuding his admiration for her: "Watch her when she visits a local school and you see the warmth and affection she instantly triggers in people. Kids are pretty much totally honest with very good BS-detectors. If they sense you're a phony, forget it. But around the first lady, they want to hug her and laugh with her and tell her stories."
Give me a break!!! He needs to take a look at this picture of Laura Bush from April 2007:
First Lady Laura Bush
Friendship’s Woodridge Elementary and Middle School on National Malaria Awareness Day, Wednesday, April 25, 2007.
Joined by Friendship Chairman Donald Hense, Woodridge Principal Crystal Clark, U.S. Ambassador Karen Hughes, Malaria No More and WNBA and NBA players, the First Lady highlighted the impact of malaria by leading a malaria trivia game with 5th graders and reading “Nets are Nice” to 1st graders, a book that shares how students can help others in need.
The First Lady’s visit concluded with students playing a round of hoops in the school gymnasium with NBA legend and “My Giant” movie star Gheorghe Muresan.
Let's give credit where credit is due. Google "laura bush school visits" and you will find many examples of Laura Bush visiting schools around the world. Her reception by the children was always like the photo above. I just hope that Michelle Obama can come UP to Laura Bush's standard when she is called upon to play hostess to visiting dignitaries. We already know her husband is not exactly a stellar host.
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