At a televised news conference connected to the recent US-Africa confab in DC, Michelle Obama offered some thoughts on being First Lady:

“We can’t waste this spotlight, it is temporary and life is short and change is needed and women are smarter than men.”

There’s a lot of meat on this bone, but I’m just going to nibble on that last bit. And in the spirit of economy, I’ll refute the notion that women are smarter than men with just one quote, also recent:

“What would we do if Moses had not been accepted by the pharaoh’s family? We wouldn’t have the Ten Commandments for starters.”

That was Nancy Pelosi a few days ago. ‘Nuff said.

(Hint: They don’t call that dude “omnipotent” for nothing.)