Our Classy First Lady

Pundit and Pundette blog caught this one.

Oh, Michelle. I hope the following was intended ironically, but I can’t think how it could have been:

Ms. Obama attended two events in Manhattan on Wednesday, including one with members of fashion elite at the apartment of designer Tony Burch, where she thanked those in attendance for helping her “become the poised and stylish woman that I am.”

Normally, one expects the compliments to gush forth from the fan-base rather than from the object of devotion. But when you’re as loaded with poise as Michelle you can cut out the middle man, I suppose.

And what could demonstrate more poise and style than the way she harangues her fawning peeps to empty their pockets and pester their friends to do the same?

“Max out! And if you’ve maxed out, get your friends to max out.” She explained that “maxing out” won’t just help embattled Democratic congressmen in 2014 — it “sounds kind of baller too.”

“Baller”? Clearly, we’ve slipped into a tacky alternate universe, and there’s no slipping back. But our first lady’s hep-talk is a pretty apt descriptor for the Obama crew:

A thug that has “made it” to the big time. Originally refered ball players that made it out of the streets to make millions as a pro ball player, but now is used to describe any thug that is living large.

Nice.

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