Michelle Obama is Forbes' Most Powerful Woman, But Is Lady Gaga Really More POWERful than the Speaker of the House?

Thu, October 7, 2010 9:42am EST by 7 Comments
Courtesy of the White House, Getty Images

Courtesy of the White House, Getty ImagesSure, we get it — Gaga is the popular/controversial choice. But is putting Lady Gaga and Beyonce in the top ten of Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women really meaningful?

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, three Supreme Court justices — these are just five of the women who came below LG and Beyonce on Forbes’ Top 100 Most Powerful Women list, just released today.

First Lady Michelle Obama took the top spot — great, wonderful, hooray, etc. But Gaga was #7, Beyonce #9, and though they richly deserve their success, do we really think they’ve got more Power (with a capital P) than the woman who is fourth in line to the Presidency?

Here’s the obvious counterpoint: Cultural/media princesses like Gaga and B influence young women all over the globe, and can have tremendous impact with their mere presence.

But when it comes to the women flipping the switches, pulling the levers, and shifting the gears that make things work for our lives, well, let’s not go all Gaga over Gaga.

What do you think?

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nomobama

Posted at 2:46 AM on November 24, 2010  

most powerful idk, but most manly and most ugly, YES

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kgksffg

Posted at 5:40 PM on October 7, 2010  

Michelle Obama really doesn’t have power, she married power. What if Big Bar’ choked on an olive, where’s her power then?

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LOUISE

Posted at 1:18 PM on October 7, 2010  

MICHELLE AND BARRACK (BARRY SOETORO)HEISEIN OBAMA
ARE AS PHONEY AS A $3 DOLLAR BILL–
JUST COURIOUS–
WHO IS PAYING FOR MICHELLE’S MOTHER TO LIVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE? TAXPAYER’S–
SOMEONE SHOULD FIND OUT!! AMERICA NEEDS TO KNOW–

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LOUISE

Posted at 1:09 PM on October 7, 2010  

ON MICHELLE THAT IS ONE UGLY FEMALE AND THIS PICTURE? HAS BEEN REALLY FIXED & AIR BRUSHED THEY PROBABLY RAN OUT OF PAINT –ALSO THAT WAIST? WHEN AND WHERE DID SHE GET THIS SMALL WAIST—AGE 12? The Two Faces of Michelle Obama. UGLY AND UGLIER– SHE IS A money-grubber for the liberal elite–
MICHELLE DOES HAVE TWO FACES !—AND IS IDENTICAL TO HER HUGE BACK SIDE–ONE CAN NOT HAVE ANY RESPECT FOR HER OR THAT SO CALLED ” LEARN ON THE JOB PRESIDENT ” HE IS WORST PRESIDENT AMERICA HAS EVER-EVER HAD –THEY BOTH ARE A NIGHTMARE’S FROM HELL–THOSE TWO HAVE TOTALLY ALMOST DISTROYED AMERICA!! WITH THERE HUGE – HUGE SPENDING–WE ARE ALL GOING DOWN THE DRAIN WITH THEM IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!! I PRAY TO GOD EVERY DAY TO IMPEACH HIM –SOON! TAKE HIM OUT IN HANDCUFF’S FOR STEALING FROM AMERICA TAXPAPER’S –WHAT IS HAPPENING TO US, LETTING OBAMA’S DOING THESE BAD THINGS TO US REAL AMERICA’S–HE HAS TOOK THE SOCIAL SECURITY COST OF LIVING RAISE AWAY FOR ELDERLY! –NOW FOR 2 YEARS! BUT I AM SURE HE WILL THROW ALITTLE RAISE -RIGHT BEFORE ELECTION-PLEASE THINK ABOUT THIS BEFORE YOU VOTE!! –THAT COUPLE IS -NOT SUFFERING -DUE TO MONEY -LIKE US AMERICAN’S ARE-!! -HE WANT US TO D–” RETRIBUTION OF WEALTH?” WHAT THE HELL HAS HE NOT– SING IS OWN SONG!!–“RETRIBUTION OF HE WEALTH ??” WHERE IS OBAMA’S AND BIDEN’S –“RESTRUBTION?”—WHY HAVE THEY NOT HELPED THE POOR WITH THERE MONEY?? THEY ARE NOT STUPIED THEY ONLY USE TAXPPAYER’S MONEY TO HAND OUT!! TO MANY THAT DO REALLY NOT DESERVE ANY HELP — DRUGGIES AND LAZY PEOPLE–ALSO REMEMBER HE NEVER USE TO SALUTE OUR FLAG!! (GOOGLE THIS -YOU WILL FIND THE PHOTO!!) OBAMA HAS HIS FINGER IN EVERY ONE’S BUSINESS YOURS MINE–BUT HE FEELS WE CAN NOT LOOK IN HIS BUSINESS!!—LIKE ALL THOSE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER’S HE USED THROUGHTOUT HIS LIFE IN AMERICA- FOR HIS COLLEGE FINANCING OR HIS REAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE???–HE IS USING AMERICA’S TAXPAPER’S MONEY–TO KEEP PAPER’S SEALED –AND WE ARE PAYING FROM THIS IMPOSTER–I’M AM SICK OF THIS MAN LYING –DOES’NT ANYONE HAVE ENOUGH CAHOONAS –TO REALLY INVESTIGATE –THE OBAMA’S??
HE IS AS BAD AS THAT PHONEY “NICKI DIAZ”–NOW, -WHAT IS HER REAL NAME? HER MEXICAN NAME SHE HAD IN HER COUNTRY– ALSO HER GRANDMOTHER’S SOCIAL SECURITY THAT SHE USED ? ALSO HER HUSBAND –LET’S INVESTIVATE THIS WHOLE FAMILY-!! -HAS SHE EVER GOT WELFARE? –FOOD STAMP’S?? –SHE HAS HAD ANCHOR BABIES–NICKI, NEEDS TO GET DEPORTED-TO HER OWN COUNTRY THOSE ANCHOR BABIES –ANCHOR BABIES CAN COME BACK–AGE 18 AND WORK –PAY TAXES FOR THE “FREE RIDE THEIR PARENTS SCREWED THE AMERICAN TAXPAPER’S!!!–ALSO JERRY BROWN AND GLORIA ALRED ARE SLEEZ BALLS- THEY BOTH SLITHER LIKE A SNAKES!! THEY ARE CRAP!! OUR STATE WAS RAN BY OUR LT GOVENOR–JERRY WAS TO BUSY RUNNING AROUND AND CHASING AFTER LINDA RONSTADT AROUND THE WORLD–ALSO QUIET AS IT IS KEPT JERRY OR GLORIA (SOMEBODY) PAID PHONY, -NICKI–TO TRY AND SMEAR MEG – NICKIE YOU ARE A DISGRATFUL PIECE OF CRAP-YOU ARE DISGUSTING PERSON–HOPE YOU AND YOUR GRANDMOTHER GO TO JAIL-AND GET DEPORTED—WE DO NOT NEED “NICKIS’S LIKE YOU IN AMERICA!!–NICKIE,, THE JOKE WILL BE ON YOU!!-YOU SLYME BALL-….”COME ON LAWYER’S –GET WITH IT.. SOON!!-DEPORT
“NICKI’S LIKE HER” — TAXPAYER’S IN CALIF AND USA IS NOT FREE FOR ALL THESE –“YOU NICKI’S–YOU ALL CAME VISITED AMERICA- SCREWED US -TAXPAYER’S –NOW GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY— GET THE HELL OUT

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galey

Posted at 11:23 AM on October 7, 2010  

I don’t think Michele Obama is the most powerful woman and actually wish she would just go away – I would say the most powerful woman is Oprah!

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Posted at 10:16 AM on October 7, 2010  

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RickieD

Posted at 10:05 AM on October 7, 2010  

Thank you Michelle for speaking out about the plight of Military Families – those who have served our country and get nothing when we get back. Thank you for taking on the national epidemic of child obesity which threatens our generation like nothing else.

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