May 15, 2009

JUNGLE FEVER:

The Nation's Embracing, and Embraceable, Arms (Sally Quinn. 5/10/09, Washington Post)

"May I change the subject," said a prominent Washington theologian at a recent dinner. The conversation had been high-minded -- religion, philosophy, the nature of evil. "I'd like to talk about Michelle Obama's arms," he said.

He is a big fan of those arms. We then began a discussion about the significance of the first lady's arms. Actually, it turned out to be equally serious. Michelle Obama's arms, we determined, were transformational. Her arms are representative of a new kind of woman: young, strong, vigorous, intelligent, accomplished, sexual, powerful, embracing and, most of all, loving.


Remember back when our betters used to tell us that it was racist to reduce black people to their mere physicality and degrading to objectify women? Ms Quinn is right though that this is what passes for religion inside the Beltway cocktail circuit, Obama Worship.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 15, 2009 12:50 PM
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