CBS News calls this part of the First Lady, Michelle Obama’s, “Thank You Tour,” where she graces various governmental bodies with her Amazonian presence and tells them how awesome they are.
She said her objective in these visits is to thank government workers who have been at these agencies “long before [they] ever heard of Barack Obama.”
“As you begin the work, the hard work of taking this department into a new era of excellence,” she said, “I wanted to come by again to simply say thank you. Thank you for your service to this nation. It’s a simple message, but it’s one that we think is important to deliver.”
“What’s important to remember,” she said, “that we will never forget, never can forget, is that great leaders are only as great as the people who hold them up. So that is why I’m here. We’re counting on y’all.”
This time it was the Dept. of the Interior where she was gifted with a Native American shawl by Nedra Darling, Director of Public Affairs at the Bureau of Indian American Affairs.
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She worked it. Of course. She totally worked the shawl for the staff there. Sashay Shante.
The other half of the dynamic political duo was in Indiana pitching his stimulus package. He’s taken the show on the road after being bogged down in Washington all last week fussing out the bill with the usual amount of partisan/bipartisan/intra-partisan/ritualistic Klingon-style bloodletting and bickering. People keep acting surprised, but I’m pretty sure this is about an average level of bitching. The results were mixed, but the Senate is still expected to narrowly pass the sucker Tuesday Monday.
As shown below, there’s nothing like the iconic “US President Looks Serious Behind Gigantic Fucking Flag” pose. Always popular with our leaders, politicians and military, as well as Olympians, other athletes and Country/Western singers.
Lastly, a picture of two of my favorite random Obama staffers, Barack’s heavenly bodyman, Reggie Love and his senior White House adviser, Valerie Jarrett. (The third guy in the picture is the smart, but unfortunate looking Senior Adviser David Axelrod.) I’m starting to think Valerie is incapable of stepping out of any house without trying to be the most fierce, tiny thing in heels known to the history of womankind.
Based on shoes alone, I have become a fan. The fact that she’s brilliant and a White House senior adviser are just a given that I would be partial. But the shoes, that puts her over the top. Go Valerie. Don’t hurt ’em.
To see more pictures from Michelle’s visit, Barack in Indiana and others, click here to check out the Flickr page.