Opinion: Barack Obama. Tyra Banks. Michelle Obama. Not Paris Hilton.

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Loyal Ticket readers will know that we were among the absolutely very first blogs on the planet with an item reporting the other day on the huge Tyra-Banks-pretending-to-be-Michelle-Obama-for-a-monthly-magazine-story that broke during the night.

It took everybody by storm until that blonde ditz’s swimsuit video topped the global news stream.

Well, Elizabeth Snead, our one-time really good friend but now totally bitter competitor over at the unfortunately interesting Dish Rag blog, has the follow-up magazine story here.

A magazine editor and Tyra describe the layout as a look into the possible future if what’s-his-name ‘Michelle’s man’ gets into the White House, which he surely will if the voluble Tyra has anything to do with it.

The fading supermodel is described as ‘the first lady of fashion’ by the people paying her to pose. So who better to play Michelle?


Oh, darn it! Look! We published the wrong picture. That’s not Tyra. That’s Scarlett Johansson wearing a headband. Too late to change it now.

Scarlett happens to be another voluble Obama backer who just said she was sorry about that e-mail flap a while back where people wondered if she might have more of a relationship with the candidate, who made it clear later that Scarlett didn’t even have his personal e-mail. So that’s all cleared up.

Anyway back to the magazine item. Elizabeth -- curse you Red Baron! -- has a magazine publicity video about the magazine photo-shoot in case you haven’t seen enough campaign publicity videos and campaign publicity video responses and campaign publicity video spoofs and campaign publicity video spoof replies to campaign publicity video spoofs of real campaign publicity videos recently.

But since we’re now competing for top blog with that other place, we’re not gonna provide a second link to her item. You should stay right here on The Ticket ‘cause we promise you tons of boring political policy papers.


--Andrew Malcolm