Carol Platt Liebau: A Little Too Much Overinterpretation

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Little Too Much Overinterpretation

This item about Michelle Obama speculates that her remark, asserting that ""if you can't run your own house, you can't run the White House," was perhaps aimed at Hillary Clinton.

As tempting as it would be to try to elicit a Clinton-Obama smackdown, this strikes me as a bit of wishful thinking and overinterpretation. After all, one could argue just as plausibly that the remark was perhaps aimed at Rudy Giuliani.

It's not clear yet whether Michelle Obama will be a strong and interesting voice on the campaign trail, or something of a strident annoyance. But it does seem unfair on the part of the press to gin up a controversy by extrapolating from a statement that could be interpreted any number of ways.


Blogger Earth to Carol said...

I'd really prefer not hearing from the spouses. We all know they lack objectivity.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Every member of every candidate's campaign staff lacks objectivity.

5:38 AM  

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