Sen. Obama is now playing interpreter for his wife's revealing comments about lacking pride in the USA ... until now.
Here's what she said :
"For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change."
When asked about her comments by a Texas radio station, he said:
"What she meant was, this is the first time that she's been proud of the politics of America," he said. "Because she's pretty cynical about the political process, and with good reason, and she's not alone. But she has seen large numbers of people get involved in the process, and she's encouraged."
Oh, Happy Day! Michelle Obama is "encouraged" by the "politics of America." And why not? Things have been looking up for her ever since she was freed from the Gulag--I mean, graduated from Harvard Law School.
Let's just hope Sen. Obama didn't exert himself thinking up his reinterpretation of his wife's remarks, which remain striking for their crude and even childish egotism. And sense of aggrievement: "Things have gotten progressively worse, throughout my lifetime, through Democratic and Republican administrations," she said before the California primary. "It hasn't gotten better for regular folks."
The flip side to Barack's "hope" would seem to be Michelle's hostility.