I was thinking yesterday about how much I wish Michelle Obama would just go off on Sarah Palin. I like to imagine that when she is in interviews she is using every bit of her strength to keep herself from unleashing a verbal firestorm against the folksy cheerleader that calls her husband a terrorist.
I'm going to stray into ridiculous stereotype territory here but the three most frightening words in my world are: angry black woman. Verbal devastation is the black woman's superpower. Somewhere deep in Michelle Obama's soul is the ability to unleash a storm of words that would lay cities to waste.
In Welsh mythology, the cry of the red dragon is so overwhelming that it forces women to miscarry and causes the crops to fail. That's what I envision a Michelle Obama tirade to be like. I picture a group of men delivering a box to a podium and then running away in fear as Michelle comes tearing out like the Tasmanian Devil in Bugs Bunny cartoons.
Unfortunately Michelle Obama is too good for that. As Annie says, she's reasonable. And has apparently learned to control her powers to such an extent that she claimed on Daily Show she watches reruns of the Dick VanDyke show.