In this morning’s WSJ Michelle Obama asks us to help educate girls globally—Third World countries in particular—which is to say we are to shell out more of what’s left of our disposable income after six years of the Administration’s profligacy for this undeniably worthy cause. However, we know that more money spent on education won’t work abroad any more than it has worked at home.
A much better idea would be for Michelle’s husband to use his bully pulpit to advocate for girls’ education. He had a recent occasion to do so when he visited Saudi Arabia to mourn the passing of the old king and celebrate the passing of absolute power to the new king.
He might have said something about human rights in general. For example, he might have suggested that holding two beheadings in his honor during his visit was perhaps overkill, and that the more traditional killing of the fatted lamb might have been more appropriate in these modern times.