First Lady Michelle Obama visited Arlington National Cemetery’s Women in Military Service for America Memorial Center in Virginia Tuesday. While she met with female veterans and spoke on veteran issues, CNN Jack Cafferty went full swoon over his belle, Michelle.
NEW YORK (CNN) — I think I am developing a crush on America’s first lady. Michelle Obama is more compelling than her husband. He’s good, but she’s utterly fascinating.
Mrs. Obama has blown away the stale air in a White House musty from eight years of the Bushes. It’s like the sun came out and a fresh spring breeze began wafting through the open windows.
It’s the people’s house, and Michelle Obama totally gets it. So much so that she has taken to inviting people in from the streets to see her home. Nice touch — one completely lacking in her recent predecessors.
Watch her when she visits a local school and you see the warmth and affection she instantly triggers in people. Kids are pretty much totally honest with very good BS-detectors. If they sense you’re a phony, forget it. But around the first lady, they want to hug her and laugh with her and tell her stories.
“Fascinating?” “A fresh clean breeze?” Cafferty, what are you trying to say? Are these digs at the former First Lady’s “Smoking habit, what smoking habit?” You weren’t beguiled by the friendly, folksy librarian from Midland, TX? (Home of some delicious eatin’. I would know. I lived there for one HORRIBLE year-and-a-half. Don’t forget to drink at “The Bar” or they’ll shoot the dog. I still dream of your sesame chicken friendly ladies at Quo’s! I will always cherish our conversations in broken English!)
Where were all Laura’s love letters, Jack?
Much like Andre Leon Talley’s Vogue piece on Michelle, the love note goes on and on way past my normal a mount of “OMG! She’s so awesome” gushing. But, of course, I’m one to talk, as I’m hooked on Michelle photo crack and I don’t care who knows.
But apparently no one is immune from First Lady fever. Not even CNN’s second crankiest codger. (Lou Dobbs would be number one, BTW.)