“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”
The fact that this entitled, affirmative-action Princeton graduate is offended by someone asking for her help, whose automatic, knee-jerk response to a request for a helping hand is to interpret it as an act of racism, says all there is to say about her world view and her narcissistic personality. I have often offered to retrieve items from shelves for people who can’t reach them: male, female, black, white – it’s called one person helping another – part of our role as human beings. For the president’s wife, it’s all about other people meeting her demands, and screw the rest.
UPDATE: Turns out, Obama’s boss, Valerie Jarrett, demanded a refill of her wine glass from a four-star general she mistook for a waiter. He went and got her one, without comment or complaint.
White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee, who was seated next to Jarret, began “cracking up nervously,” our tipster said, but no one pointed out to Jarrett that the man sporting a chestful of medals was not her waiter.
“The guy dutifully went up and got her a glass of wine, and then came back and gave it to her and took a seat at the table,” our tipster said. “Everyone is in tuxedos and gowns at this thing, but the military people are in full dress uniform.”
Which is the difference between a gentleman and a pampered pig.