I hear there is a rumor going around that Michelle Obama is very, very upset over the discovery of a series of “hot” email and text message exchanges between her husband and Condoleeza Rice, indicating that Obama not only intends to install her in his cabinet after the election, but in his West Wing bedroom as well. Precise details are unavailable, except that bondage fantasies, something Ms. Obama would understandably be resistant to, are involved. Of course, nobody will admit to anything about this on the record, but the extremely salacious nature of the story makes it hard for even Washington insiders to keep completely quiet.
In a way, this is no surprise. It would certainly complete Obama’s swing to the right, something many men undergo in their forties, changing spouses as well as political direction. Wasn’t it Winston Churchill who said, “Any man who’s not a radical at 20 has no heart; any man who’s not a conservative at 50 has no brain”?
Well, we can argue about what “conservative” really means. Certainly the Bush junta, which has wrapped itself in a “conservative” mantle, has taken the US in a number of very radical directions that, considered outside the realm of political labels, have nothing to do with conserving anything except the wealth of the already criminally wealthy. As for me, I have no problem identifying myself as a conservative in the most profound way. We have no other planet to live on and nobody else to live with, and I am intent on conserving the planet and finding a way for us all to get along in order to do so.
Back to what’s really important: Obama and Condi an item? Will truth be stranger than fiction? Is it possible that, while he doesn’t want to prosecute her for her war crimes, he wouldn’t mind locking her up and whipping her for them?