Like much of the international press, the Malkins fell for that story about Comrade B. Hussein O. X. gifting a $30k ring to his wife. It’s not true, and although all the sites linked to in the MM.com post have updated to correct the story, Michelle put up a glib, “Update: Not true?”
A few things:
- The Malkins sarcastically asked, “How long before someone screams RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST?” referring to the hard-right position that racist criticisms of Barack Obama shouldn’t be called racist. I don’t think the fake story itself is racist, but Michelle’s use of “Bling” as a caption for the jewelry graphic is: Would Michelle have chosen “bling” had this been President-elect Clinton purchasing her husband a comparably priced watch? No.
- Michelle Malkin is displaying a remarkable bitterness stemming from the abject failure of her savior, The Gov. Palin, and she’s taking it out on her own credibility. When something so trivial as a tale about a fake ring comes up, and Obama doesn’t merely decline to comment, but denies the report, she can’t take him at his word. Yes, Pres. Bush received similar treatment, but only after building a strong reputation as a poor manager and a liar. Michelle could at least let Obama do that first.
- Michelle’s post actually has the word “criminey” in it. This term falls slightly ahead of “fiddle sticks” but behind “tarnation” on the Absolute Profanity Scale published biannually by the American Enterprise Institute in concert with Charles Krauthammer’s upper lip.