Pat Oliphant for February 20, 2008
Michelle Obama: For the first time in my adult lifetime I am really proud of my country. Lyndon Johnson: Maybe somebody should instruct you about the civil rights times, and how completely this country has turned itself around from the 1960s onward. Man: Her adult lifetime dates back to a week from last Thursday. Punk: It's a caution.
Consider the fact that we’ve had eight years of Bush & Co, preceded by eight years of Clinton, preceded by four years of Bush Sr., preceded by eight years of Reagan. In light of that, her statement doesn’t seem so outrageous.