I was watching MSNBC which actually had "Breaking News" that Barack Obama's plane was about to land in Washington, D.C. I turned off the television. Then I called a friend to tell her what I just witnessed and all she said was, "See, I told you."
The obsession of the Obamas is ratcheting up to a fever pitch. As Michelle and the girls arrived yesterday to D.C., everything at the hotel has been blocked off, as to you can't even walk in front of it without an id. That is where it is heading.
Obama even told his press pool on the plane leaving Chicago today, that the girls had a hard time leaving yesterday. I feel them. They live in a community with their lifelong friends, their house on the block, their school nearby, folks that they know.
It is all changing.
And I even got sentimental, a bit, when Obama told the press pool on the plane this:
" Malia's friend had dropped off an album of the two of them together. They had been friends since pre-school and I just looked through the pages and the house was empty and it was a little tough, it got me."
The Obamas lives have changed. Will it be better? In some regards, yes, and others no.
The word freedom is often ignored and taken for granted by many. We have the opportunity to go where we want and say what we want, that has been stripped from the Obamas.
Want to be a goldfish in a bowl? Do you want to be that one fish which everyone examines up and down, sideways, in and out? That one fish that eyes never let up on, but constantly is stared at?
That is the Obama Family.
And to the press. Leave the kids alone, respect what the parents are asking and let them provide some type of stabilization for them. We don't want or need to know every crack and crevice of Malia and Sasha Obama. They are kids; knock it off before you get your feelings hurt by their parents. Press and media respect that line, and the Obamas will respect you.
Now who wants to really be a goldfish?
Cross-posted @ Daily Kos