Monday, March 23, 2015

I Wonder If He's Black Enough For Her Now?

Momma Robinson

Long before Michelle Obama became First Lady, her mother had misgivings about her marrying a young man named Barack Obama, because his mother was white.

In a new book due out next month about Michelle Obama, biographer Peter Slevin  digs up an old TV interview with Michelle's mother that aired during Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate campaign.  In it , Marion Robinson confessed to being “a little bit” wary about her future son-in-law being the product of a white mom and black dad.

“That didn’t concern me as much as had he been completely white,” Robinson said in the appearance on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight which was scarcely noticed at the time.

I wonder how she feels now, considering that half white guy her daughter married got her a great gig, one she said was going to be only temporary,  kicked back collecting a pension living in her own apartment with antique four-poster bed and sitting area on the third floor of the White House, living large at the taxpayer expense. And seven years in, she's still there.....