We’re the First Ladies, we’ll be here all week!
Blog Guy, you’re a Washington DC insider, so maybe you can clear up something for me. It sounds nutty, but I heard that many of our first ladies have professional lounge acts.
That’s true. Michelle Obama, for example, does a standing-room-only show called, “That Guy on the One-Dollar Bill.”
She virtually becomes George Washington before your very eyes. Here’s a publicity still from her act. Uncanny resemblance, huh?
Yeah, Blog Guy. Like twins separated at birth. Except, you know…
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, George Washington was taller than Michelle. I’ll give you that.
What about some of the others? What does Laura Bush do?
She’s a ventriloquist. She tells jokes through a little bobblehead doll.
That’s very interesting. What does her bobblehead look like, anyway?
It looks like Laura Bush.
But if she’s a ventriloquist, why is her mouth open in this photo?
I didn’t say she was a great ventriloquist, did I? She’s pretty average, as far as first lady ventriloquists go.
Then maybe I’ll catch one of the other first ladies’ acts this week, instead.
You may regret that. Let’s see, at DC Comedy Improv we have “Mamie Eisenhower and her Balloon Animal Cavalcade.”
Right: First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards in the White House, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Left: Former first lady Laura Bush shows a bobblehead doll of herself during the lunch session of The Women’s Conference in Long Beach, California, October 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni