Obama: don’t criticize my wife’s bizarre remarks

Obama adds another rule, saying it is “unacceptable” to criticize his wife for her incredible statements. And there’s so much to criticize, not just her infamous for-the-first-time-I’m-proud-of-America remark.

Obama will probably get away with this, because he always does, but it’s incredible to me. Michelle Obama is not a political wife in the model of Laura Bush, Kitty Dukakis, Nancy Reagan, etc. She is a campaign surrogate, like Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Dole. Her political remarks cannot be off-limits. Obama’s real problem is that, unlike most of his surrogates, she cannot be disavowed.

UPDATE: Rachel Lucas puts it in her own inimitable way.

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