Michelle Obama Shows The Way

If the embattled OBama Administration wants a lesson in how to handle public communications, they could do no better than to watch and copy the First Lady.

In a recent interview Mrs. Obama was asked to opine on former Alaska governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. This came days after White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had taken with a childish, tasteless jab at Mrs. Palin, in the process making his boss and the entire administration look cheap. As most of America knows, Gibbs wrote notes on his hand, making fun of the former governor for doing the same to guide herself in a speech. Innumerable commentators noted that, with a principal who overuses the TelePrompter, it was unseemly for the Press Secretary to have pulled such a belittling stunt.

In contrast, when asked about Mrs. Palin, Michelle Obama was the picture of graciousness, even defending Palin as a strong woman who was bound to draw criticism as a result. Through her generosity and realism, Mrs. Obama enhanced her reputation and by extension her husband’s, even as Mr. Gibbs was guilty of the opposite.

Maybe the know-it-all aides in the West Wing should take a trip over to the East Wing (where first ladies traditionally have their offices) for a refresher is good sense.

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  • Milton

    I guess Palin does not understand satire and she complains about telaprompters, what a hypocrite. Palin’s hand job just shows all of us what kind of dullard we are up against, I have not seen this since junior high. She is so perfect for “Fake News”, so much for being a private citizen. WOW and some call her a leader…….please.

  • http://easypublicspeaking.co.uk/ Keith Davis

    Gracious indeed.
    A touch of the “We Have Come to Praise Caesar, Not To Bury Him”.
    Doesn't appear to be the way in modern politics but of course it takes greater strength to praise your oponent than to criticise.

  • http://easypublicspeaking.co.uk/ Keith Davis

    Gracious indeed.
    A touch of the “We Have Come to Praise Caesar, Not To Bury Him”.
    Doesn't appear to be the way in modern politics but of course it takes greater strength to praise your oponent than to criticise.