The usual chorus of right wing haters are singing today, loudly, over First Lady Michelle Obama’s comments that living in the White House is like living in a ‘really nice prison.’ The Drudge Report is even leading with that story, linking to the Washington Examiner. Of course, they never consider the full context of what Mrs. Obama was trying to say, just sprinting off with just a snippet.
In Tanzania, Michelle Obama joked about the “prison-like elements” of being first lady. “[B]ut it’s a really nice prison,” she said. “You can’t complain.”
Seat with Laura Bush, Michelle Obama said that wives of presidents “have probably the best job in the world, because while our husbands … have to react and respond to crises on a minute-to-minute basis, we got to work on what we’re passionate about. … I have just found it a very freeing and liberating opportunity. … [Laughing] There are prison-like elements, but it’s a really nice prison. You can’t complain. There are confining elements … While people are sorting through our shoes and our hair … whether we cut it or not … We take our bangs and we stand in front of important things the world needs to see. And eventually people stop looking at the bangs, and start looking at the things we’re standing in front of. That’s the power of our role,” according to quotations provided by Mike Allen. Source: Weekly Standard