Happy Birthday Barbie, Part 2: First Lady Edition

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! ๐Ÿ˜†

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!

Original Barbies:

Barbara Bush
Hillary Clinton
Laura Bush
Condi Rice
Michelle Obama


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23 responses to “Happy Birthday Barbie, Part 2: First Lady Edition

  1. I hurt from laughing.

  2. Nice collection!

    BTW, I know of a woman who has a collection of dolls from Lord of the Rings. No I’m not kidding–Galadriel, Arwen, Eowyn, Aragon, and Faramir are all among her prize possessions. She also writes up hilarious conversations among them. Next time she posts one, I’ll paste in a link.

  3. oh no, lisaleh! let me get you a heating pad and a tylenol!

  4. neon vincent,
    i know you will probably have no respect for me whatsoever after this confession, but…..i am the one person in the world who never read lord of the rings and never saw the movie. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ i used to devour books, and now my attention span is so short that i have to read pages over and over again because i space out.

  5. Gag! We wanna Lyn Cheney Barbie! Can she be on safari at the tame quail farm?

    And let’s not forget loonie-toons Moochele Bachmann Barbie; can she be a Moon-bat Barbie in a French maid outfit? Or, maybe Bag-lady Barbie? Or maybe institutionalized Barbie? Rotting Zombie flesh-eating Barbie?

    Time for my tranquilizer. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  6. saitia,
    one of the ones you mentioned is already taken care of. you’ll have to check back tomorrow to see which one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. nightowl724

    Hmmm… Marie’s skin isn’t looking too healthy there and gray just might not be her best color… Isn’t she the one who said after Hurricane Katrina, “Let them eat watermelon?”

    All the other Barbie’s are just dolls, nonnie! But, you had better do something about Kondi’s Ken. There’s something definitely wrong with that guy…

  8. writechicpress

    I’m a little scarred with the Grandma Bush image.


  9. nightowl,
    bar has no skin left, just a collection of interwoven age spots. and, believe me, she wasn’t worried about if any of the victims were eating, let alone what they were eating.

    as for ken, that’s exactly how condi liked him. no accounting for taste.

  10. there, there, wcp. we don’t have to look at those bad people all the time now.

  11. jlms qkw/Jenn

    what about barbie reagan? she had some barbie type outfits. hmmm.

    you are so wonderfully creative!

  12. Oh, look at all the shoes Condi could throw at W if she got mad!

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  14. jenn!!
    welcome back!! i missed you! how was your vacation in the big apple?

    i’m embarrassed ๐Ÿ˜ณ that nancy reagan didn’t even occur to me! when it comes to looking adoringly, nobody is better than old nance!

  15. neon vincent,
    that’s why i included the boots. they’re heavier and will do more damage than shoes.

  16. Hilarious stuff, Nonnie.
    And I gotta say, Barbara Bush has to be the ugliest old bat in history.
    That face actually scares me–can you imagine her furious at you and bearing down on you with that fuยขking face?

    • the weird thing is that it seems like she always looked like that! even back in the day when she posed for the quaker oats box, she looked old. it’s no wonder all of her daughters-in-law live in fear.

  17. i am in awe (i have had a very busy month — i am doing like 10 jobs now, dont ask! — i miss reading you every day)

    • dcAp,
      no worries! the raisin is here waiting for you whenever you find the time. and i haven’t forgotten that we are going to collaborate one of these days! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. Happy 50th Birthday Barbie! (but who’s counting?)

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