Appearance of truth? You got it. Truth? Not really.

I just received an email from Michelle Obama. She wants me to be the first to know Charlotte has been chosen to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

(Thanks, Michelle. I assume this is your way of thanking me for the email I sent you, describing how you could defend your statement about being “proud” of America for the first time in your adult life. I was concerned that speaking this truth would cost your husband the election. We Americans don’t respond well to truths we don’t like. I still wonder how your husband’s team kept that under wraps. Silly me — I thought you should clarify your meaning by reminding us that pride is a vice and humility is a virtue. Then your statement could be interpreted to mean, “I have always been humbled by American accomplishments, but I naturally feel proud on the occasion of my husband’s nomination for president.”)
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