NYT Blog: Women Are Dreaming of Having Sex With Obama

February 7th, 2009 11:23 AM

Author and New York Times blogger Judith Warner took the term "Obama-loving media" to a new level Thursday when she claimed that many women are dreaming of having sex with our new president.

This came a few sentences after she revealed her own fantasy about finding Obama in her shower, and moments before sharing a reader's opinion that the first couple "look like they like having sex." 

Caution -- you're about to enter a no shame zone (h/t Hot Air):

The other night I dreamt of Barack Obama. He was taking a shower right when I needed to get into the bathroom to shave my legs, and then he was being yelled at by my husband, Max, for smoking in the house. [...]

Were other people, I wondered, being possessed by our new first family?

I launched an e-mail inquiry. And learned that they were. Often, in strikingly similar ways.

Many women — not too surprisingly — were dreaming about sex with the president. In these dreams, the women replaced Michelle with greater or lesser guilt or, in the case of a 62-year-old woman in North Florida, whose dream was reported to me by her daughter, found a fully above-board solution: “Michelle had divorced Barack because he had become ‘too much of a star.’ He then married my mother, who was oh so proud to be the first lady,” the daughter wrote me.

There was some daydreaming too, much of it a collective fantasy about the still-hot Obama marriage. “Barack and Michelle Obama look like they have sex. They look like they like having sex,” a Los Angeles woman wrote to me, summing up the comments of many. “Often. With each other. These days when the sexless marriage is such a big celebrity in America (and when first couples are icons of rigid propriety), that’s one interesting mental drama.”

Wait a minute: the sexless marriage is a big celebrity in America? Yet, poll after poll finds married couples far more sexually active than folks that are single.

As for first couples being icons of rigid propriety, I guess Judith must have been out of the country during the Clinton years.

Honestly, if this is the way liberal women think about our leaders, it explains why Obama easily carried the female vote in November, and supports Ann Coulter's views concerning gender-based suffrage.