A friend of Barack Obama says the President-elect has grown closer to his wife during the 21-month campaign, according to an Us Weekly report confirmed by Obama’s sweet shout out to Michelle Obama during her husband’s post-election acceptance speech.
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Aw! He shouldn’t have!
Scratch that. He certainly should have! After all, Michelle did leave her $273,618 a-year bread-winning job as the Vice President at the University of Chicago Hospitals to stand by her husband. Like a rock, indeed!
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While Obama’s on a roll–and since he must have some time on his hands until he takes the hot seat on January 20th–it wouldn’t hurt for him to take some notes from John McCain in the relationship department. McCain may not have made it to Pennsylvania Avenue, but in his old age he does seem to know a thing or two about wife-flattery. We loved his shout out to Cindy during his Republican-nomination acceptance speech: “As always, I'm indebted to my wife, Cindy …You know, Cindy said a lot of nice things about me tonight. But, in truth, she's more my inspiration than I am hers.” Nice touch! We were almost convinced that the Republican party should have nominated the blond-woman over bald-guy! (That comb-over fools no one!)
McCain continued: “Her concern for those less blessed than we are-victims of land mines, children born in poverty and with birth defects-shows the measure of her humanity. I know she will make a great First Lady.” Guess it’s “would have” now.