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I’m out in the streets … fighting the cold and crowds to be a small part in some big history! OBAMA! OBAMA!
Slim … handle this …
I was digging through my archives again and came across something that I thought would be relevant today. Sorry, no relationship drana or sex talk today.
Today is a special day. Barack is gettin’ inaugurated and taking on one of the toughest jobs in the world. He’s going to have a lot on his plate, but we knew that wayyy before he actually won the damn thing. But what about Michelle Obama? I think she has one of the toughest jobs in the United States hands down. Not only is she expected to be thee Strong Black Woman, but she is expected to be the perfect wife, the perfect mom, the perfect speaker, and Barack’s #1 supporter.
We could say this isn’t much different than any other First Lady, but let’s be serious…it’s different. To a certain extent, she’s been praised for exceeding expectations that should be pretty standard. If married, a woman in general should be a great supporter of her husband, a great mother to her children, and strive to be a great individual overall. In this particular situation and as much as people want to deny it, the fact that she’s an African American only makes the spotlight burn hotter.
Given Barack’s long standing political aspirations, I’m sure that he was well aware of what he had when he met her. I mean c’mon. She’s a lawyer with degrees from Princeton and Harvard. With or without him, she would’ve been powerful. Combine that with the smooth-talking cool machine that is her husband, and the media has the ultimate Strong Black Woman to critique when nothing else is going on. Move over Beyonce! Michelle Obama’s in town! Definitely joking.
But what about other Black women in politics? Condoleezza Rice, who sat in a pretty high level position in a President’s cabinet, has not even gotten close to the support and national attention that Michelle has. Granted, she sits in an administration that has become associated with the term “Miserable Failure”. I’m sure that she is equally as strong. She’s clearly articulate. She clearly carries a ton of responsibility on a day to day basis. Unfortunately, anything associated with Bush seems to have crashed and burned (for the last time!).
Nonetheless, Michelle has her work cut out for her. Honestly, I admire her, but I know a lot of women that would not wanna be her (Nor would I want to be Barack for that matter). She should have a music compilation put together. She could get permission of Tupac’s people and call it “All Eyes on Me Part III”, since Barack will obviously have Part II. So yeah, this should be interesting. While everyone is pointing out the obvious about our new President, I’ll be cautiously watching that media blitz that lies waiting in the shadows to cast that hot spotlight onto Michelle’s head. Be strong Mrs. Obama. Be strong. Then again, you were already gonna do that anyway.
I Loves Me Some Strong Black Women,