Michelle Obama’s comment to the International Olympic Committee in her pitch for Chicago reminded me of Hillary Clinton once claiming that she’s named after Sir Edmund Hillary — even though Sir Edmund didn’t become famous until years after Hillary was born.
The illustrious First Lady, who sacrificed so much to travel to Denmark “for the children” (how exactly are “the children” worse off with the U.S. not having to shoulder the enormous cost that hosting an Olympics always brings? Only a liberal would consider increasing the debt load on future generations to be a favor to them) had an odd recollection in Copenhagen.
Here’s what Michelle Obama told the IOC:
Growing up, when I played games with the kids in my neighborhood, we picked sides based not on who you were, but what you could bring to the game. Sports taught me self-confidence, teamwork, and how to compete as an equal.
Sports were a gift I shared with my dad — especially the Olympic Games.
Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad’s lap, cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis, and …
Carl Lewis first competed in the Olympics in 1984… when Michelle Obama was 20 years old, so that’s an odd way for any 20-year-old girl not named “Mackenzie Phillips” to spend an evening.
I realize that sometimes girls like to jump up on daddy’s lap for old times sake — but probably not to settle in for an entire evening of Olympic viewing. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that her entire story was written by somebody else who didn’t bother to calculate their years. What a shocker.
But in fairness to Michelle, maybe she wasn’t referring to the ’84 Olympics. Lewis also competed in the Olympics in ’88, ’92 and ’96. But that would only make her story weirder, I suppose.
And now, a short video on the wit, wisdom and fashion of Michelle Obama — who once said that we’re all gonna have to give up a little slice of our pie for the good of everyone else — namely the Obamas.
The accompanying music will make you think you’re either watching the Weather Channel or sitting in an airport, so instead watch it while listening to more appropriate music for the First Lady — Creed’s “My Sacrifice”: