I’ll say it straight out: Michelle Obama should absolutely be at the US-China Sunnylands summit between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping. I realise and appreciate (really, I do--I’m typing this furiously before rushing off to see my son’s school play) that the Obamas have always put their daughters first whenever possible. It’s Malia and Sasha’s last week at school and, it seems reasonable, that if dad is away on a pow-wow with the Chinese president (which he can perfectly well handle himself) that mum should be around for the end of term stuff. But not in this case.
Comments: It could have something to do with the Prime Minister´s wife being a famous Chinese folk-singer and a former soldier. She dresses with class and is still a very attractive woman at 51. Personally, I think it´s because of the Chinese First Lady´s diminutive stature which will make Michelle look even taller and gawkier. The Mail calls her "China´s Carla Bruni" http://tinyurl.com/l42vpa3
After watching this woman for nearly five years as our First Lady, I congratulate OP for nailing it perfectly. The Chinese PM´s wife pretty much outclasses Michelle in every way and is generating lots of press adoration. Michelle can´t handle that..
Michelle Obama´s mother is ´at home´ in the White House. The announced reason for her presence there is that she can be a family help to watch over the girls. So why can´t Michelle Obama accompany her husband at the large banquets and ´visits´ etc that are sure to take place on this occasion when not only the President of the Peoples´ Republic and also his wife are visiting the United States.
On the contrary Scottyboy, considering the Chinese propensity for cooking up wild game perhaps she was probably afraid that someone might wish to try some Szechwan Sasquatch, or perhaps some General Tso´s Wookie !!!
Let´s be honest for once. If she goes to China she will be criticized for using her girls as props when she chooses to, but being an awful Mon who doesn´t care about them and their needs if she gets the chance to travel to an exotic locale. She can´t win in some quarters so she might as do what she wants to do and not worry about the public comment consequences. They never will be good.
Well, they snubbed Britain and Lady Thatcher´s family so it´s no surprise they would snub the Chinese. Neither Barry or the Mrs. can tolerate it when they´re not the center of attention, the most important person in the room.
As for the girls, why do they need their mother at home for the last week of school or any particular week of school? Isn´t their grandmother living with them? Can´t she step in for the missing parents?
Has everyone forgotten how the Obama media pretended that Obe was simply almost slobbering over the Chinese first lady when the dynamic duo last encountered the Chinese lovely first lady. Of course Michelle who ran right out and had a makeover would not suffer such a moment again. Envy and the feeling of being compared is a terrible thing even if one knows the media was only trying to picture their idol as a straight man. Cut Michelle some slack --if your mom had no income would you deny her a place to live?
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