Thursday, March 22, 2012

Let's hear it for South Side values!

Michelle Obama: 'South Side of Chicago' Values in WH

No, seriously. I think.
Michelle Obama: For us, it's the values. The thing that we try to do is make sure -- the residence is on the second and the third floor of the White House. And what we want to have happen is when they get off that elevator and walk in to our residence that it feels like the south side of Chicago, the same values, the same rules, the same sense of responsibility.

Because, of course the stuff is different. There are butlers walking around, you know? We didn't have that, you know. So, Barack and I really do work hard to, you know, figure out how you create those values in this other world that we know nothing about and we, you know, try to make sure the kids have chores to do.

Riiight. That's what they'll remember about the good old South Side neighborhood. Hanging around the street corners. Dodging pushers and hookers. No butlers. Chores. Uh huh.

And yet, this does clear up one thing. While many things remain uncertain about the 2012 presidential election, including why the GOP couldn't have found a grown-up to run against him, at least we know what Obama's campaign song will be...


Anonymous said...

Best part of that: "in this other world that we know nothing about"


Bustednuckles said...

Mitt Romney.

Have at it man.

Tam said...

By South Side, she means Hyde Park, right?

Uh, yeah, Shootin' Buddy has friends that live in the condo next to the Obama's old one. They used to chat on the playground with Barry or Michelle while their kids were doing kid stuff.

There are no junkies on the street corner in Hyde Park. It is SWPL Central. And the nannies usually come to do the chores.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Chicago...taking into consideration there's only 3 sides (the 4th requiring swimming-in-questionable-water abilities) I suppose the south would be considered the "poorest" of the 3.....Plus, I think she managed to offend at least 3 different nationalities all at once with that insinuation, too....

I remember some spectacular riots-for-all-reasons that would make the whole town/burbs look like war zones....But I'm pretty sure the young Obamas missed most of that.....


Anonymous said...

I love it when Mooochelle tries to wax down to earth. Bitch has a pair of shoes worth more than one of my cars and her kids have been on HOW MANY taxpayer funded world excursions with exactly HOW MANY staffers??
What chores would those be, Moo?
Calling the Jonas Bros. in for a concert?