It dawned on me Friday that Michelle has some sort of husband who is, like, president of something. (A country maybe? I hear he’s pretty popular in Canada.) And he’s, like, doing really important stuff and maybe I’ll do a photo essay on that … when Michelle stops showing up in random places smiling and talking.
She’s my crack rock.
After a long, mind-numbing day at a job I hate (but need to live), my favorite things to do are watch movies, flip through “The Wall of Sexy,” read your comments and search for pictures of Michelle Obama being Michelle Obama.
It makes me happy.
That said, Friday, First Lady Michelle Obama continued the “getting to know you” governmental tour. I realize there’s some controversy over the notion of First Lady’s getting paid to be do the First Lady thing, but ever since the job went from ceremonial teas and smiling profusely, to actually giving speeches, pushing policy and being a goodwill ambassador/unofficial adviser/unofficial cabinet member/hostess-with-mostest, this really looks a lot more like a full time job than having bunch chat with the spouses of foreign dignitaries.
Of course, being First Lady has sounded more like a job for decades now, but the view still remains a bit stagnant and even archaic in some ways. The woman has been nonstop since her husband started running for president two years ago, whether as the family breadwinner, helpmate or campaigner.
I’m just saying … First Lady sounds like work, you know? Unless she decided to retire to tea parties which I don’t think you can realistically do in the modern era of the political spouse.
That said, I love it when she wears her hair pulled back and natural looking makeup. Really accentuates her high cheekbones. And I love the dark, houndstooth jacket, similar to a suit I saw her wear often on the trail. I also love the brooch. Is that a cluster of pearls? Very nice.
In somewhat other Michelle fashion related news, I’m two-seconds from closing comments to my near ancient “Michelle Obama Dresses Better Than You” threads due to the overwhelming number of trolls. I mean, it’s gotten ridiculous. I don’t mind people who disagree with the First Lady’s fashion sense, but for the folks who act like she assassinated her husband’s presidency via fashion faux pas are working my last nerve. (That and the folks who just feel like typing the “N-word” over and over like they’re 13 and just discovered its magical, Negro angering properties).
Should I shut it down? So far the only thread I ever cut comments to on the old blog was the one on Obama quitting smoking (again) because I was tired of deleting the damn Chantix spam. Is it time to close the thread? Read the comments on both original Michelle Obama fashion stories and let me know.