Continuing with our celebration of Barbie’s 50th birthday. Yesterday, we looked at someone who wants to make a big splash in Washington, D.C., so today I thought we would look at some Barbies who really did make a splash, whether good or muddy. I thought we would do this chronologically. Therefore, we begin with the
Lady MacBeth wife of George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Iselin mother of the bad seed Chimpy George W. Bush. We all remember how gracious she was when Hurricane Katrina hit.
After Bar, we got a new kind of First Lady in Hillary Clinton. Like Eleanor Roosevelt, she was not going to simply stand by looking adoringly at her husband. She spoke her mind, she took hits, and she stuck around after Bill Clinton’s presidency was over. She became the junior senator from New York, ran for President, and is now Secretary of State. Barbie has come a long way in 50 years!
But not so fast, Barbie! After Hillary, it was time for
Pickles Laura Bush to set the clock back again and look adoringly at her husband, even if her eyes were rather glazed.
Of course, during the
Chimpy second Bush administration, there were those who wished she was First Lady. A girl can dream, right?
Uh-oh! Let’s hope Condi doesn’t get mad and lob any of those shoes at
Chimpy’s George’s head!
It seems that the pendulum tends to swing back, and once again, we have a First Lady who will not simply stand in her husband’s shadow. Give ‘em hell, Michelle!
Our last installment of Barbies will appear tomorrow night. If there’s a Barbie in particular you would like to see, let me know, and I’ll see what I can do!