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Wonder Woman: Michelle Obama

Wonder Woman: Michelle Obama

How do you get the Queen of England to let down her guard? Send in Michelle Obama. Royal onlookers were stunned last week when the first lady was hugged by Queen Elizabeth II upon introduction.

Since moving into the White House two months ago, Mrs. Obama has shown herself to be a new kind of president's wife — a woman who is very much her own person. Not content simply picking a token cause and speaking about it on occasion, Mrs. Obama has been seen out and about in her new community as she begins to tackle the issues that mean the most to her. From education — she was seen reading Dr. Seuss books to children — to healthy foods — she helped her staff plant an organic vegetable garden on the White House grounds — Obama has proven herself to be one of a kind. And, a woman to whom most mothers and wives can relate. Though we still envy her toned arms.


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Grandpa Grandpa 8 years
Excellent point Max, at least since the advent of TV, they have played a very important role
hartsfull hartsfull 8 years
I missed this party! :( I agree that she hasn't had enough time to do anything great. I agree that she hasn't done anything new and different or great compared to other first ladies. Great Sommelier and CaterpillarGirl were pretty awesome at showing that. :cheer: Sorry, I didn't read every comment.
GKitty GKitty 8 years
Grandpa, Two rats.
jackiered jackiered 8 years
:fogey: you are just looking out for all of us and for that I thank you!
Grandpa Grandpa 8 years
Well, I am the first to admit "Men are from Mars, and women from Venus. I also am the first to admit all my taste is in my mouth. Maybe the above "discussion" on first ladies attire is merely just that, a discussion. In that case it definitely "A girl thing, and I would not understand it". :fogey:
Grandpa Grandpa 8 years
Gkitty, I must admit, I know next to nothing about Jackies daddy, but a great deal about Jack's.
jackiered jackiered 8 years
:fogey: I don't see any attacks on first ladies here (just differing opinions) but I'd say the attacks are at some on our members IMvhO -
GKitty GKitty 8 years
Morning Grandpa, can we at least get the book report on Jackie's daddy?
Grandpa Grandpa 8 years
By the way what I posted above goes for all family members of any elected official, or candidate. There is no reason on earth to deride, or ridicule a family member of someone you loath and despise, solely because you disagree politically.
Grandpa Grandpa 8 years
Folks, I think it is a bit unseemly to attack ANY first lady, current or former, until and unless she steps into the political arena as a pure partisan. Why don't we all take a deep breath, and let this thread go. I think you all share the same thoughts, the other guy/gal is witless and clueless, while you yourself is the font of all wisdom and restraint.
jackiered jackiered 8 years
Sam :highfive:
samantha999 samantha999 8 years
Haus that was in the 60's now its the other way around.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
“You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat" What does that even mean!??!
stephley stephley 8 years
"Steph I dont think you know that most First Ladies havent hit the ground running. I don't think you know that for a fact, I think you're just saying that because its what you beleive. I think you'd have to research it, which is apprently not allowed." Actually Haus, I do know for a fact, personally, whether most first ladies since 1968 hit the ground running - because of my past job and a family member's position with the GOP. Two things to like about Jackie Kennedy: She said “You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat” and she told Oleg Cassini she wanted to dress as if "Jack were President of France"...
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
As to background: MO's family was not wealthy, but her father had a civil service job and was well-connected in the Chicago Democratic party structure. I'm puzzled about why so many people are so defensive, when I don't see any personal or professional attacks here. :ponder:
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
"I do not think Mrs. Obama compares to Mrs. Kennedy's poise, posture, elegance and taste." Mrs. Kennedy was always proud to be an American, and not finally, for the first time, mid campaign.
jackiered jackiered 8 years
Actually steph, I just heard yesterday that magazines are not selling very well with Mrs.Obama's photo on the cover - some sell are a lot aren't: http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/us_world/Mrs-Obama-Sometimes-Fails-as-Cover-Girl.html I'm puzzled as to why so many posting on here are pushing so hard to promote Mrs. O so early on :ponder: Are you hoping to set her up to be a contender for the next race for President? If so, haven't heard zip out of her sinced her husband took office about real substantive issues facing our nation. Mostly hype over her wardrobe. IMvhO, Mrs. Kennedy was THE only real fashion icon of our recent First Ladies. I do not think Mrs. Obama compares to Mrs. Kennedy's poise, posture, elegance and taste. Not that Mrs.Obama isn't attractive but I do not think clothes hang that well on her physique. Mrs. Kennedy had a model's body while Mrs. Obama is physically a much larger woman than Mrs. Kennedy.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
Steph I dont think you know that most First Ladies havent hit the ground running. I don't think you know that for a fact, I think you're just saying that because its what you beleive. I think you'd have to research it, which is apprently not allowed. And I think its pretty silly to just compare her to her two much older predeccessors when talking about fashion. Just because she is younger does not equal fashion icon. The only trend she has set from what I can see is never covering your arms EVER. Not exactly groundbreaking...
nguidjol nguidjol 8 years
I gather I am the only one who remembers Jacqueline Kennedy as first lady. I think Michele Obama, is closest in public perception to Jacqueline as any first lady in my lifetime. Both are personable, both are young; both seem to be stylish (I admit I am not in any way knowledgeable in the area of women’s fashions). Both men and women appreciate these first ladies, probably not for the same reasons. Eye-wink I would suggest that anyone that attacks such a first lady, does so at his/her own risk. Ask any guy what he would think of being stuck on a deserted island for months, maybe years with our first lady, as compared to the previous five or six first ladies, and see the reaction. Agree Grandpa!
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
"Compared to Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton - her predecessors - Michelle Obama IS a fashion icon." :rotfl: Thanks Steph. I needed that.
Grandpa Grandpa 8 years
I gather I am the only one who remembers Jacqueline Kennedy as first lady. I think Michele Obama, is closest in public perception to Jacqueline as any first lady in my lifetime. Both are personable, both are young; both seem to be stylish (I admit I am not in any way knowledgeable in the area of women’s fashions). Both men and women appreciate these first ladies, probably not for the same reasons. ;-) I would suggest that anyone that attacks such a first lady, does so at his/her own risk. Ask any guy what he would think of being stuck on a deserted island for months, maybe years with our first lady, as compared to the previous five or six first ladies, and see the reaction.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
"She HAS proven that she's going to at least make an effort to be an active first lady and open the white house to the American people - something that we haven't seen in some time. " I think you are right Steph, I really hope so.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
I don't necessarily see the hate on this thread, my fiance agrees with you haus, pam and others about the exaggerated adoration for Mr. Obama maybe it's the fact that he is the first African American president or that he is so young, I don't remember people being this hyped up over a president other than Mr. Kennedy. I think the media and celebrities (I'm looking at you Oprah) have put him and Mrs. Obama on a pedestal (not that it is a bad thing) since his announcement. Everything that I watch that is live has to reference Mr. Obama in some way (not that its a bad thing). I also think it's funny that I have to say Mr. Obama's full name every single time I reference him or speak of him because we have gotten this notion that we can call him by his first name from famous people to your regular people.
stephley stephley 8 years
Compared to Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton - her predecessors - Michelle Obama IS a fashion icon. Women did not run out and buy pants suits to look like Laura and Hillary. She IS the most fashionable first lady since Nancy Reagan - and she's young - guess what sells magazines?? Michelle hasn't proven herself to be Eleanor Roosevelt but she has hit the ground running, which most first ladies haven't done: she's already had events at the White House for military women, women's history month and cultural events, volunteered in a soup kitchen, brought school kids in to start a WH garden and brought high profile women (NOT just celebrities) into a DC high school, she's gone to the different government agencies in DC to introduce herself -- it is a very different start than any recent first lady. She HAS proven that she's going to at least make an effort to be an active first lady and open the white house to the American people - something that we haven't seen in some time.
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