Mean Betty’s Lessons from the Celebrity World
What can we learn from the Obamas, Paris Hilton, and Kate Gosselin? Mean Betty knows.
Me, Myself and I
Hope they’re not serving Danish pastries at the White House Mess this week, because Mean Betty is sure the First Couple would like to forget their recent trip to Copenhagen. It did not — boo-hoo — have a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale ending.
Turns out that our Prez isn’t quite that smooth a Chicago pol, after all. Now Mean Betty is sure you know, the Prez and Michelle, dressed in sock-‘em-in-the-eye yellow, went to Denmark to charm that IOC, not an easy bunch to charm, into giving Chicago the Olympic Summer Games in 2016.
But the First Couple and Chi-town ended up being decidedly dissed. In fact, instead of coming close, after Michelle spoke — using the first person pronoun “I” or “me” 34 times in 16 paragraphs — and after the President spoke — using the first person pronoun “I” or “me” 23 times in 13 paragraphs — Chicago came in last in the competition. What a bummer! You mean the world’s athletes would rather do the cha-cha on Copacabana Beach than visit the Field Museum. Can’t imagine why? Or could it be, oh, impossible to contemplate, the Obama charm offensive is wearing a just a leetle thin?
But most important is something the President seemed to forget: Never stake your rep on an election before counting the votes. That, dear hearts, is Mean Betty’s Lesson # 1 for the week.