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Michelle Obama, the Vogue Cover


ONE PHOTO of First Lady Michelle Obama in a long black gown is exquisite. Of course, the photos are by Annie Leibovitz.

It’s the April issue. An excerpt:

The president and First Lady both seem to be in ebullient moods, and deservedly so. His surprisingly decisive reelection is now history; the tonally precise inauguration is ten days behind them. The First Lady, it must be said, is funny, and it soon becomes clear that she can’t resist an opportunity to tease her husband. The first real question I ask them is about the persistent notion among the Washington press corps that they–unlike, say, the Reagans or the Clintons–are somehow antisocial, that they don’t privately entertain enough at the White House, that they don’t break bread and smoke cigars and play poker with their enemies. When I joke that they might want to “put that idea to rest” once and for all, the president starts to answer, but his wife, whose back has gone up ever so slightly, cuts him off. “I don’t think it’s our job to put an idea to rest. Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they’re growing every day. But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, ‘Our number-one priority is making sure that our family is whole.’ ”

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3 Responses to Michelle Obama, the Vogue Cover

  1. T-Steel March 14, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    I’m a Michelle Obama fan. Not going to lie. I like her MUCH more than President Obama (well I don’t like his governing style and decisions but that’s ANOTHER discussion). I find her beautiful, intelligent, and just a generally fun person to be around. I work here in South Carolina with her Let’s Move program (which is really helping in my mostly rural area). I know beauty in the eye of the beholder so don’t hit me with the “what are you thinking” because you disagree with my “looks” assessment. LOL

    I hope she doesn’t get involved in politics. I think what she’s started with Let’s Move is the type of thing she should continue to do after leaving the White House. Politics would just drain her vitality in my opinion.

  2. Taylor Marsh March 14, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    Hello, my name is Taylor Marsh and I’m a Michelle Obama fan, too.

    LOVE her and I, too, think she’s smart enough not to go near politics.

    The Obamas are still young, in married terms, and have their lives ahead of themselves. Being together & enjoying life again sounds like a great plan from where I sit looking in at all the opportunities they have to do ANYTHING they want.

    It would be tremendous if she kept going with Let’s Move. It’s such an important message.

  3. Ga6thDem March 14, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    I don’t like that hairstyle as much on her as some of the others she has had but that is really not relevant anyway.

    I was thinking about her the other day and thinking how important a role model she is for young African American girls out there. That African Americans can have style and beauty and class just like any other American. I hope the fact she is first lady gives hope to those girls that they can have a wonderful life too no matter what their current circumstances. If she inspires a generation of young girls, that will be one of her greatest accomplishments. I wonder how many African Americans are now naming their little girls Michelle.

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