Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, taking note of First Lady Michelle Obama’s video turn as an Oscar presenter for Sunday night’s Academy Awards, revived the familiar Republican meme about Hollywood and liberals.
“The fact is that the president and the First Lady owe Hollywood so much,” Coleman told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Monday afternoon, echoing a sub-theme of his loss to Saturday Night Live performer Al Franken in the 2008 Senate race.
Coleman, however, apparently thought better of pressing the attack any further on one of the most popular women in America. “For her to go on,” he continued, “I’m sure everyone was very, very happy. I’m not going to criticize the First Lady. She’s very, very popular, and I’ll leave it at that.”
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