Amateur Separated at Birth Attempt Goes Horribly Awry

Early Thursday:

“Political cartoons are a part of American culture. It’s hard to see how [Kansas legislator] Mike O’Neal poking fun at himself and forwarding a lighthearted political cartoon about the first lady’s extravagant spending of taxpayer funds during a time when many Americans are financially struggling is newsworthy,” [O’Neal spokesbot Alyson] Rodee said.

Later Thursday:

House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson, on Thursday issued an apology for an email he forwarded to fellow House Republicans that refers to first lady Michelle Obama as “Mrs. YoMama” and compares a photograph of her to a picture of the Grinch.

Could have been worse. Could have been Alfalfa.

Speaker O’Neal apologizes for forwarding email that calls Michelle Obama “Mrs. YoMama” [LJWorld, via Political Wire]

Did you hear that Buckwheat converted to Islam? His name is now Kareem of Wheat. [rimshot button]

@Dodgerblue: How many years have you been waiting for that opportunity?

@nojo: I can’t remember where I heard that joke, but it still makes me giggle stupidly.

White politicians, it seems, have a Hottentot Venus-like fascination with FLOTUS.

@matador1015: If bloggers were around in the Eighties, Nancy Reagan wouldn’t have escaped unscathed. And in the alternate universe, First Lady Callista Gingrich is a constant topic of merriment.

That said, Mrs. O is barely more politically noteworthy than Mrs. Shrub. Laura got a pass, and so should Michelle.

At least until they finally unearth the Kill Whitey tape.

@matador1015: There’s nothing wrong with a FLOTUS fascination fantasy. Amirite, Dodgerblue?

back to the post – I’m just going to wager, but somehow I don’t think it’s the Grinch comparison that pissed folks off so much as the Mrs. Y’Omama.

@nojo: Princess Sparkle Pony is pretty much all Callista, all the time. Endless fun.

Making remarks about FLOTUS’ booty, or her arms, or her dark skin, or her strong Afrocentric features, is always done in a borderline-racist way by the Villagers. Over here at Stinque, similar remarks are done as more an homage.

I missed seeing Michelle as an undergrad by a few years. I can only fantasize imagine how that would have worked out had we met.

@Dodgerblue: Shouldn’t that be Kareema Wheat?

@nojo: You should have heard Limey journalists/comedians/Harrod’s staff on the subject of Nancy R on the occasion of her shopping trip state visit.

@Benedick: No, this is a Sport joke, referring to American basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who changed his name from Lou Alcindor.

@Benedick: If you watch Enter the Dragon, all will become clear. I know you’ve played it, but be a voyeur for a minute.

@matador1015: Friend her on FB. ;-)

ADD: Were you in an eating club?

@JNOV is like, Peace?: Already did, and no, I was here for most of my time. I may have been in Sonia Sotomayor’s aura once or twice.

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