So last week, the cyber trash talkers were all abuzz over whether U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama was preggers.
That's because, in some photos and some outfits, there's been a kind of bunching up of fabric around her middle.
This has been taken as a sure sign of the blessed baby bump, seen here in an image from the deliciously trashy Gawker.
Frankly, I think there are bigger things on the Obamas' minds right now, like the economy, world peace, climate change and, well you name it. Still, there's no denying that they're in love and anything is possible.
What's more, Michelle O recently turned 45, and a pregnancy at her age is undeniably high-risk as we saw with Sarah Palin.
Besides, I suspect she has other plans for the next few years.
Anyway, is it anybody's business but the Obamas?
That's why I didn't bother to blog this last week.
If the pregnancy rumors that are swirling about Michelle Obama are true, then the new presidential couple have truly hit the recession with a trifecta punch.
#1, The $819 billion economic stimulus, #2: The Obama family females — Michelle, Malia, and Sasha — who have kicked off a style stimulus. And now, slamming it out of the ballpark, they will have ignited an emotional stimulus.
There's almost nothing that this beleaguered country could use more now than an adorable Obama baby. In fact, we need it so badly, that if Michelle isn't already knocked up with #3, she and Barack should start trying immediately. Star magazine actually reports that Michelle has already consulted with fertility experts at Northwestern University in Chicago. Nothing would epitomize the new optimistic spirit of change, hope, and rebirth more than a baby born into the White House.
And talk about harkening back to an earlier era of inspiration. The last time there was a baby birth, Jackie and John F. Kennedy were the parents.
The photos and antics of Caroline and John John cavorting at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, captivated the American public in the '60s.
Now, with a pregnancy, the Camelot-ian charisma of the Obamas would be catapulted into the stratosphere.
Yes, have a baby for political reasons! Do it for the flag!
This opinion piece was penned by former Star writer Bonnie Fuller, who went on to edit Cosmopolitan, US Weekly and a stack of other mags which trade in celeb images and baby bump speculations.
Which could explain this:
Oh yay! Babies for the tabloid bottom lines!
Oh but there's more:
purchase the same stroller, car seat, booster, bassinet, sippy cup, and wardrobe as the new mini Michelle or Barack.
And best of all, we'd finally get a break from the dreary economic news. Instead, we can look forward to the new front page headlines: Michelle: Breast or Bottle?; The Childbirth: Epidural or
Natural?; First Lady Balancing Act: Can Michelle Do It All?
The Obamas' own personal baby boom could have another positive consequence — a national one. Bad economic times usually translate into a drop in the birth rate. During the Great Depression, births plunged 15%. Well, the last thing America needs with its quadrillion dollar deficit is a smaller future generation of taxpayers to pay it off.
The Obama Boom can help us offset that now.
Babies as stimulus packages!
She has got to be kidding.
It's a joke.