OMG! Ann Romney might have tried to use an expired coupon once upon a time! Call the Media!
Oh wait. Somebody already did.
Posted today in comments @ PoliNation: “I heard a former grocery checker on the radio say that Mrs. Romney once tried to use an expired coupon. Horrors. How could we have such a dishonest first lady!”
ARE THEY KIDDING?! ROFLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
(If Ann only got one coupon wrong, she’s way ahead of me. The expiry dates on the darn things are so small, you need a magnifying glass to read them.)
The comment continued: “Not like the the paragon of virtue now in the White House. You know, the one who fabricated the story about why she no longer has a law license.”
Oh, yeah. THAT old story … one of the many the media ignored in favor of things like criticizing Sarah Palin for NOT staying home with her five kids.
Odd how THAT tune has changed … now Ann Romney is a useless blight on society because she DID stay home with her five kids.
At least Ann actually raised her five boys.
Michelle Obama was sure she would need more help with her two girls than her White House staff of 60+ could provide, so her Mommy moved in to the First Mansion too.
For those of you who are late to the party, the media portrayed Michelle as a “distinguished attorney” who chose to forgo the big bucks in corporate law so she could “have a career motivated by passion and not just money.”
Blah blah blah. Outside the lapdog media’s kennels, her “career” doesn’t look so hot.
1988: Michelle Robinson was graduated from Harvard Law School and walked right into a job as an associate lawyer at the prestigious Chicago corporate law firm of Sidley & Austin. Typically, incoming law grads are given the summer to prepare for the bar.
Michelle Robinson, Harvard Law School grad, took IL bar for the first time in 1988 and flunked.
97% of Harvard Law School (ranked 3rd in nation) graduates who took the NYS bar for the first time in 2007 passed.
89% of Loyola University Chicago School of Law (ranked 67th in nation) graduates who took the IL bar for the first time in 2010 passed.
1989: Michelle passed the exam second time around and was admitted to the Illinois bar.
1991: She left Sidley & Austin. In June of 2008, she told the New York Times it was because she had been unfulfilled by her law career and “wanted to have a career motivated by passion and not just money.” This is what a peer of hers at Sidley had to say:
Michele’s office was on my floor at the firm and I would walk by it everyday. She was rarely in the office, had very limited work papers in her office, yet apparently was drawing an associate salary while not practicing law, and billing huge hours as is ordinary for an associate. My fellow associates and I worked to 10 p.m. customarily and many times to 2 to 3 a.m., every weekend, meeting the crushing work loads. But Michele never had to do that, which understandably caused a lot of resentment amongst fellow associates. I have no first hand knowledge since it would be a private and confidential arrangement, but the associate scuttlebutt drawn from partner “leaks” was that she was drawing a firm salary while working full time for City Hall doing political fund raising and “special projects” work for the Daley Machine. The word was that this arrangement benefited the firm because many times their real estate clients had city zoning and other legal issues that required city approvals or resolution, so the firm needed to be viewed as on the city hall team and accede to their wishes. So from the very start of her career my opinion is that Michelle was the beneficiary of the nefarious city hall back scratching schemes. As demonstrated by The Obama File, she seems to have benefitted from these “arrangements” her entire professional career. I have my doubts that she did much at the University of Chicago to justify such an enormous salary and have never heard tell of any significant projects she was handling, let alone any accomplishments or major successes in the healthcare field.
Michele at one point did leave officially to work for the Daley Administration, but was already well engaged in political activities during the day and regularly absent from the firm for a lengthy period of time before she left. I can’t recall the precise timelines but I would estimate that she was listed as an associate at the firm but not carrying a regular work load for well over one year, maybe even two years before she “left” for the City Hall payroll.
On a personal note, Michele was simply the most angry, arrogant and caustic young person I have ever met in my life. She simply would not engage with her fellow associates and apparently viewed herself as superior to them. I personally observed that she would only engage with partners, most notably senior partners. Never a friendly smile or good morning for staff or fellow associates as she walked past them day after day after day. I remember one particular instance where a group of associates and I were chatting at a firm cocktail party and I noted how no one seemed to know Michele but were constantly gossiping about her. The gang just commented about how arrogant and unfriendly she was and never around. I commented that maybe she was just uncomfortable as a Southside girl being around all of these elitist, snobby white folks at a silk stocking firm. So I walked over to her when she was getting hors d’oeuvres and introduced myself as a friendly overture. She gave me a dirty look, literally threw her head back and turned her back on me and walked back over the a group of senior partners gathered around Eden Martin! As if you say how dare you approach me you filthy little underling. I went back to my group of associates friends feeling embarrassed and they just chuckled and said “told ya’.” So, Michele was not the sweet or kind person the media would like us to believe. She was an elitist and only was interested in those who could advance her personal interest, not ordinary folks. To this day, that episode was the rudest I have ever been treated by anyone, and there are lot of rude lawyers out there.
[But OMG, fifty years ago, Mitt Romney might have said something mean to some kid in his high school! Get a camera crew!]
1991 to 1993: Michelle worked as an assistant for Valerie Jarrett, then-deputy chief of staff for Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.
1993: Just four years after her admission to the Illinois bar, her right to practice was rescinded by court order.
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Note: The ARDC is NOT the Illinois Bar where one can voluntarily become an inactive attorney by simply not paying the renewal fee or keeping up with required in-service coursework. The ARDC is the agency of the Supreme Court of Illinois which registers attorneys and investigates complaints of illegal, unethical or dishonest conduct filed against attorneys holding a license to practice law in Illinois.
Upon investigation, the Supreme Court of Illinois will ultimately decide if a lawyer should be censured (publicly rebuked), suspended (having the law license to practice either taken away for a certain period of time or placed on a probationary period) or disbarred (having the law license taken away indefinitely). Michelle Obama was disbarred.
1993: At the same time she was running from her dirty secret, Michelle also left the mayor’s office. Connected? Ya think?! So what does a not-terribly-bright, pampered, bitter, black Chicago politico’s daughter do when she manages to screw up that badly? She sticks her face in the public trough and becomes a community organizer, or course.
Michelle launched the Chicago office of Public Allies, a taxpayer-funded organization that paid young people to receive training in Left-wing politics and activism, then helped place them in positions with nonprofit groups and government agencies.
- Michelle’s husband, Barack Obama, was a member of the group’s founding advisory board.
- President Clinton declared Public Allies a model for national service.
- First Lady Hilary Clinton hosted a Rose Garden reception for the group.
Does the media care? Nah.
They remind me of The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss: “Poor Dick and Sally. It’s cold and wet and they’re stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process!”