You may already have heard what the First Lady had to say when speaking with David Letterman (David Letterman?) the other night about raising kids in the White House:
“For us, it’s the values. The thing that we try to do is make sure — the residence is on the second and the third floor of the White House. And what we want to have happen is when they get off that elevator and walk in to our residence that it feels like the south side of Chicago, the same values, the same rules, the same sense of responsibility…”
She may want to re-think the import of those “south side values,” given what’s going on back home these days:
“Chicago’s police superintendent says the city is re-tooling its anti-gang strategy, following a particularly violent weekend during which several people, including a 6-year-old girl, were killed.”
“The majority of shootings in the city between Friday evening and early Monday morning happened on the city’s South Side, but areas from West Rogers Park to Humboldt Park also saw gun violence. The youngest victim was a 6-year-old girl, who was likely the innocent victim of gang violence in the Little Village neighborhood.”
Based on a quick search of “chicago south side violence”, I really don’t want South Side values being instilled in the White House. Do you?
2012: Anybody But Obama
H/T: Daily Scoreboard