Ann Romney and First Lady Michelle Obama were interviewed for the November issue of Good Housekeeping magazine, just out. Our First Lady, of course was charming, positive and well-informed.
Mrs. Romney? Well …
Among her talking points, this:
I’ve been a First Lady of the State. I have seen what happens to people’s lives if they don’t get a proper education. And we know the answers to that. The charter schools have provided the answers. The teachers’ unions are preventing those things from happening, from bringing real change to our educational system. We need to throw out the system.
Mrs. Romney, of course, is not an educator and has no experience as a teacher. Other than as a candidate’s wife (if then), she’s probably never even set a well-shod dainty foot inside a public school. She went to private school; so did her husband and children. And the “answers” the charter schools are providing? As mysterious as her tax returns. I guess we’ll just have to take her word for it.
And as is said at the end of every useless infomercial – but wait! There’s more.
Why do you think your husband is the best person to be President?
I’d say because of his life experience, starting with the example [his father] George Romney set of being successful in his family and business and then serving in a political sphere… . The formula from his perspective was, you never get involved in politics unless you’re financially secure and your children are raised. So when our children were older and Mitt had made a bit of money, there was his father’s example that you find ways to serve and give back.
(Note: Poor people! Women with children! Young people! Stay out of politics!)
Yes, Mrs. Romney, because heaven knows you will never have to endure receiving the other kind of gold star.
But why serve? As Mrs. Romney said on The View last week, Mormon missions are the equivalent of military service:
My five sons have also served their mission. None served in the military. None served in the military, but I do have one son that feels that he’s giving back to his country in a significant way where he is now a doctor, and he is taking care of veterans. So we find different ways of serving, and my five boys and my husband did serve missions, and did not serve in the military.
“I sent them away boys, and they came back men,” she added.
It seems to me that Governor Romney’s entire campaign is based on his belief – and his wife’s – that he is somehow entitled to be President.
Let’s do everything we can during these next critical days to re-elect President Barack Obama.
Vote early if you can.