What we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decided you’re going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo in the same place. And we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo.’ And our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that’s a good way to rebel.President Obama • Kiboshing his daughters’ future attempts to rebel against him and Michelle.
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» A key house figure also wants an investigation: California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, the head of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, thinks that more agents than the 11 implicated were involved. “We think the number might be higher, and we’re asking for the exact amount of all the people who, quote, were involved,” he said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Issa says he want to ensure that systems are in place to prevent situations like this in the future, which he suggested he could lead to blackmail.
ivixxciii says: that does not qualify him to be a president. only a fireman, a courage award recipient, a nice guy.
» SFB says: We weren’t saying that this incident qualified him to be president. Rather, everything else he’s done would. He’s had an air of presidential speculation about him for years. In fact, Time Magazine wrote an article with just this premise back in 2009, before he saved any women from burning buildings. But, thus far, he’s been content with being mayor of Newark. Just because he saved a woman from a burning building doesn’t mean that this speculation is null and void. Either way, Cory Booker is awesome. — Ernie @ SFB
I guess it’s more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here and a strong woman and — you know? But that’s been an image that people have tried to paint of me since the day Barack announced, that I’m some angry black woman.Michelle Obama • Defending herself from claims that she fostered tension with the president’s top deputies — Rahm Emanuel and Robert Gibbs — leading to the claims getting into New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor’s book “The Obamas.” We can certainly agree with the basic thrust of what she’s saying — even if Kantor’s book is accurate, just look at how much crap she gets over the stupidest things from the right. That is clearly the result of others trying to typecast her in a certain image. Let’s cut the image politics here. source (via • follow)