Newsweek reports!

Newsweek reports!

Monday, November 24th 1:05pm Dear Diary, I’m loving this Newsweek article by Allison Samuels. I’ll have to remember her the next time I want a major publicity stunt to boost my ratings. Perhaps when I begin my campaign for the presidential nomination… But that’s such a long ways off – at least 8 years. For now, I have this article to read. And re-read…and re-read… And what an article! Never was much of a Newsweek fan, since they’ve done so many positive pieces on George W. Bush. But my opinion of them has certainly gone up, since they’ve been reporting so positively on Barack and myself. Samuels writes that I’m going to “become the world’s most visible African-American.” YES! And not only that, she writes, “But perhaps more important – even apart from what her husband can do, Michelle has the power to change the way African-Americans see ourselves, our lives, and our possibilities.” YES! That is an amazing honor, especially considering the fact that I’m not even President yet. My husband is. But the fact that I will be the one changing the ways that African-Americans see themselves just shows how much social power and charisma I really have. And of course, I can’t get enough of those Jackie O. comparisons. That woman is still known for her classy style, and I just hope that 50 years from now, I’ll be known for the same. Well, in addition to becoming the first female African-American president. Whew –a lot of barriers to break, but given my popularity already, I think it’s entirely possible. Yours always, Michelle