Remember when Michelle Obama used to seem kind of mean and didn’t appear to like America very much? Well, today, she’s just a hip, dancing mom who cares about what your kids eat, shops at Target, and wants to help tell our troops, Thank you for your service.
Well, that didn’t just happen. The East Wing employed a woman named Kristina Schake to help Michelle transform herself into a likable first lady.
Now Hillary wants some of that.
According to NBC News, Mrs. Clinton has taken Schake into her orbit to help her appear like less of a space alien. Schake no doubt will jettison the poor-little-rich girl shtick – “We left the White House broke!” – put Hillary in the aisles at Walmart, and have the Associated Press catch her at Bingo night down at the church.
But alas, it won’t be so easy this time. Mrs. Obama has far more control over her image than a presidential candidate. She doesn’t have to face the press, can carefully choose her relatively infrequent public appearances, isn’t under 24-hour extraordinary pressure, and isn’t being bashed every day by the opposition.
It would be great if Hillary could just be herself. But no one seems to like that very much.