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Michelle Obama is Fair Game

 Michelle Obama is Fair Game
Los Angeles Times ^ | May 27, 2008 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 09:31:18 by moderatewolverine

‘Lay off my wife.”

So says Barack Obama about his controversial spouse, Michelle.

The Democratic candidate for the presidential nomination has a grating tendency to dismiss any inconvenient fact as a “distraction” and to label every stinging criticism as “divisive.” So even if he didn’t have a husband’s natural desire to defend his wife, he’d still probably denounce criticism of Michelle as beyond the pale.

Obama’s comments came in the wake of a Tennessee GOP ad this month calling new attention to Michelle Obama’s remark in February that she’d never in her adult life been “really proud” of America until the nation embraced her husband’s hope-and-change campaign.

“If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful,” Obama said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” last week, “because that I find unacceptable, the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family.”

Again, the Illinois senator’s desire to protect his wife from criticism shows his heart’s in the right place. The question is, where is his head?

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com

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