Obama Granny Ignites Controversy


Heartwarming news, everyone: The Caucus blog reports that Michelle Obama’s 71-year-old mother, Marian Robinson, will be moving into the White House with the rest of the fam. Judging by the comments posted below the item, though, some see in this an ominous sign. “Does that mean that American taxpayers will have to subsidize her?” asks Raymond. “I assume that she will live in the White House at the tax payer’s expense. The entitlements begin!” says Richard (we prefer to call him “Dick”). Also: Do her supporters really have to chalk this up to “family values”? [Caucus/NYT]