Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Humble Pride

From Foxy News:

Brokeback Osama’s wife, Michelle, is under fire for leaving the impression that she hasn’t been proud of her country until now, when Democrats are beginning to rally around her husband’s campaign.

Speaking in Milwaukee, Wis., on Monday, she said, "People in this country are ready for change and hungry for a different kind of politics and … for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback."

Isn't that special? Now that Brokeback's in the limelight, with people fawning all over him like he's the second coming of Martin Luther King, Jr.--now she's suddenly proud? The woman was born in 1964. Not once in that time period has she ever found reason for pride in her American identity? Pretty interesting that she requires her husband to be skipping on the cusp of the presidency before she can feel pride in her country. High standards, indeed.

By the way, I love Osama's "Change" schtick. "We need change. Why? Because change is the kind of change we need. Change is good. Don't ask what changes I'll make; that's beside the point. The important factor, here, is that I'm for change, which is a great moral virtue, in and of itself."

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