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Michelle Obama and the Shorts Heard Round the World
yahoo.com ^ | 082109 | BELINDA LUSCOMBE

Posted on 08/21/2009 5:39:44 AM PDT by VU4G10

There's been a big fuss this week because Michelle Obama wore shorts. She's worn shorts before - to walk the dog, do stuff around the White House. But the photos of her wearing them in that iconic descending-from-Air-Force-One-onto-the-tarmac setting proved too much for the media. Obamas? Check. Summer news doldrums? Check. Controversy? Close enough. It was a story.

And people reacted. The Today Show's poll on whether she should have shown that much thigh got one of the show's biggest responses ever, with 83% pro-shorts. Local papers found "experts" to discuss the implications of the shorts for the Obama White House, international papers analyzed what it said about American culture, the blogosphere took up every angle from what this said about the objectification of women to the taxonomy of the shorts: Hot pants? Cutoffs? Booty Shorts? (See pictures of Michelle Obama's style evolution.)

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: bhovacation; burqa; caption; cashforclunker; fashion; flotusmichelle; mama; obama; watusi
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1 posted on 08/21/2009 5:39:44 AM PDT by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10
wow...first time I've seen that picture.

I'm not going to get overly petty, but if there's any chance the First Lady is going to be photographed somewhere, she should look at little more "polished" than that.

2 posted on 08/21/2009 5:42:20 AM PDT by Lou L
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To: VU4G10

Glad to see the Today show gloss right over that whole Death Care issue and get to the meat of the matter.


3 posted on 08/21/2009 5:42:30 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (I'm so faking mad, I could manufacture scream. A village in Kenya is missing their Idiot.)
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To: VU4G10

“Who wears short~shorts”

“Michelle wears short~shorts”


4 posted on 08/21/2009 5:42:34 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Life, Liberty and the Department of Happiness)
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To: VU4G10

Should we expect any less from this classless bunch?


5 posted on 08/21/2009 5:42:35 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: VU4G10

They like the photos so much how would they like it hung in the halls of the White House as the official portait of the First Lady...no class


6 posted on 08/21/2009 5:42:50 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: VU4G10

Her shorts are shorter than her daughter’s. Its a generally tacky outfit. I don’t care how much skin she shows but the question really is, WWC&SSAY? What would Clinton and Stacy Say?


7 posted on 08/21/2009 5:43:42 AM PDT by Mercat (Scary middle aged people take to the street)
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To: VU4G10

That’s no First Lady, that’s just Barack Obama’s wife.


8 posted on 08/21/2009 5:44:08 AM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: unixfox

Next week, we’ll probably get a long-distance shot of her walking Bo while wearing funky fuzzy house slippers.


9 posted on 08/21/2009 5:44:25 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Impeach now....not next month... now)
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To: Huntress

see previous post.


10 posted on 08/21/2009 5:44:26 AM PDT by Mercat (Scary middle aged people take to the street)
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To: VU4G10

I feel sorry for that poor guy on the right.


11 posted on 08/21/2009 5:45:41 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: Americas last, best hope for survival.)
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To: VU4G10; All
My question to all is;

Who care what they [the first family] is wearing... There are much larger issues to deal with, other than OMG look at what they are wearing. Our Country is going down the drain & people are worrying about what they are wearing....

13 posted on 08/21/2009 5:46:30 AM PDT by TMSuchman (SEMPER FI & carry on with the plan of the day.......)
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To: VU4G10
I crack up every time I read where the sycophant fashion mavens are gushing over Michelle Mabelle. Every area of Big Media has completely lost credibility when it comes to unbiased reporting. These two (Zero and Michy) are ridiculous as our First Couple. What an embarrassment!
14 posted on 08/21/2009 5:46:42 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: VU4G10
Such class:


15 posted on 08/21/2009 5:47:28 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: VU4G10

I dislike the Obama’s. I cannot help it. To me,she looks like an Amazon (for those racially sensitive, I remind them the Amazon is in South America). I think her taste in clothes is just awful. I believe her concept of what is entailed in being a first lady is wrong. I care not what she wears at home. Perhaps I am old fashioned but I want a GENTILE LADY FOR MY GRANDAUGHTERS TO LOOK UP TO. Case in point, Carly Fiorino. Boy, do I expect the racist, sexist comments!


16 posted on 08/21/2009 5:47:39 AM PDT by AZFolks
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To: VU4G10
But the photos of her wearing them in that iconic descending-from-Air-Force-One-onto-the-tarmac setting proved too much...

Exactly. You are a temporary resident of the nation's highest office. Try show show some respect for it.

17 posted on 08/21/2009 5:47:54 AM PDT by McGruff (I have great health insurance and so does every member of Congress - Obama)
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To: VU4G10
She has the kind of legs that scream ..... Wear Slacks!
18 posted on 08/21/2009 5:47:56 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: TMSuchman

Don’t worry...we can multitask.


19 posted on 08/21/2009 5:48:13 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Lou L

These people are low rent.
There is zero respect for the office of the President of the United States.
And snarkly stated she is to fat to wear shorts, that are that short.


20 posted on 08/21/2009 5:49:23 AM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: VU4G10
This woman has the worst posture EVER.
21 posted on 08/21/2009 5:49:58 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: VU4G10

This falls into the “So what” and “who cares” realm.


22 posted on 08/21/2009 5:50:25 AM PDT by roaddog727 (Onward into the Breach, and Faciendum est!)
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To: VU4G10

23 posted on 08/21/2009 5:50:26 AM PDT by maggief
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To: TMSuchman

My question to all is;
Who care what they [the first family] is wearing


With the eyes of the world on us I would prefer that the first family at least look professional and not look like a WalMart shopper who got caught in the rain.


24 posted on 08/21/2009 5:50:56 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: VU4G10

classy


25 posted on 08/21/2009 5:51:14 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Lou L

The bama ladies are dedicated to that fashion called anti-fashion.

It’s the trendy anti-glamor look. It’s been going on a while.

Whatever is fashionable, has a finished look, is put-together, polished, co-ordinated, etc., do just the opposite.

Clunky big shoes, dull colors combined with really loud splashed colors, anything that looks dumpy dull and lumpy, combined with garish colors, that’s the anti-fashion fashion.

As I say, it’s been going on for a while. In certain quarters. Progressives love the look.


26 posted on 08/21/2009 5:51:23 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: VU4G10

Very unattractive—so are the shorts.


27 posted on 08/21/2009 5:52:34 AM PDT by two23 (czars are for commies)
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To: McGruff
I wouldn't dress like that on a Jet Blue flight!

And most adult women I've seen flying the friendly skies doesn't dress like that either.

She's evidently reliving her youth...where's the pack pack, tat, nose ring and ipod?

28 posted on 08/21/2009 5:52:51 AM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: maggief

Wow, not a good look. Why is this being inflicted on the American people?


29 posted on 08/21/2009 5:53:45 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: tsmith130
If they did not want to be photographed, that would have happened.

What lack of class.

Does uhbama put his feet up on the Oval Office desk while he smokes his cigarettes?

30 posted on 08/21/2009 5:54:05 AM PDT by Republic
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To: squarebarb

I thought the gruge look went out in the 90’s.

Even thought we can bark about Hillary’s pant suits she was always well groomed.


31 posted on 08/21/2009 5:54:16 AM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: VU4G10

At least she’s wearing her designer sneakers!


32 posted on 08/21/2009 5:54:56 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: VU4G10
I don't think the problem is the cut of the shorts. They aren't short shorts or daisy dukes or anything. The issue is that she looks way to casual for the setting. So does her daughter.

I like dressing down as much as anyone. But even I would not come off of AF1 looking like I was going to the beach. Hell, a lot of people wouldn't dress like that to fly on a commercial flight.

She could dress that way on the plane for comfort, and change into something appropriate in time to deplane in respectful garb.

Sure, it's a hassle having to dress in Sunday best all the time, but hey, it's only 4 years, and it's a pretty good gig. It's not too much to ask. What else does she have to do with her time? Look at those stiff, professional soldiers. She ought to be ashamed.

Yeah, there's bigger issues. But this is sad. Show some respect.

33 posted on 08/21/2009 5:55:13 AM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: VU4G10

Fat Ass MaBelle Michelle!!! A national travesty & disgrace if there ever was one. She compliments the commie pig usurper 0bozo perfectly. I think that she & 0bozo just LOVE the irony & payback (in their twisted minds) of whitey servants & military snapping to attention as they slither on by. I hope that God will have mercy on our nation and appropriate justice for this embarrassing charade of a pres____ent & his angry bitchy wife, and throw them out of office soon.


34 posted on 08/21/2009 5:55:31 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: VU4G10

It doesn’t look like a family that should be getting off Air Force One and walking in between two soldiers at attention in dress blues, but I’m not freaking out about it.

Tacky is something I’ve come to accept in our first family.


35 posted on 08/21/2009 5:55:57 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: VU4G10

I wonder why she looks so unloved and unkempt. There is something wrong here, and that’s what everyone is sensing. She does not look put together, but looks more like a woman who is at the end of her emotional/mental/spiritual rope and I think that is what is disturbing us all.


36 posted on 08/21/2009 5:56:14 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: TMSuchman

The point being that they have no respect for the office. George Bush would not enter the oval office unless dressed in suit and tie. Air Force One is a floating extension of the oval office. They are seen worldwide everytime they land somewhere. Both her and Barack should dress the part as representatives and leaders of the free world. And as long as taxpayers are paying their salaries, we should reserve the right to comment.


37 posted on 08/21/2009 5:56:52 AM PDT by jadedeagle (From the desk of the Jaded Eagle!)
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To: Mercat

They would say “It’s AIRFORCE ONE!! It’s going from one air conditioned compartment to another! Why the need for mowing the lawn clothes??”


38 posted on 08/21/2009 5:56:58 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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For God’s sake, Ms Hussein, cover up those tree trunk bow legs! You’re a disgrace.
You and the usuper desecrate the White House by your very presence there.


39 posted on 08/21/2009 5:57:12 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: SharpRightTurn

I posted on another thread that I have seen better dressed state fair goers on line at the cheese curd stand.


40 posted on 08/21/2009 5:57:16 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief; VU4G10

I think the picture in post #23 demonstrates the entire issue—including the fact that she wasn’t wearing any bra! Thanks heavens she at least wore a shirt over her bra-less A-shirt!


41 posted on 08/21/2009 5:57:47 AM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: McGruff

“You are a temporary resident of the nation’s highest office. Try show show some respect for it.”

Because before you know it, you are going to be outta there.


42 posted on 08/21/2009 5:58:07 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: tsmith130

I doubt very much that the ungrateful, hateful, bored 0bozo’s very much cared for the view before them of our beautiful & majestic, but formerly great USA. I hope & pray that America will throw these commie pig bastards out of office and with God’s help & mercy, restore and bless our nation once again.


43 posted on 08/21/2009 5:58:13 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: VU4G10

She looks awful, but I don’t think the shorts are too short.

She looks sloppy, nut slutty.


44 posted on 08/21/2009 5:58:27 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: roaddog727

I tend to agree, I really don’t care, especially about how much thigh is showing.

I do wish she would show more respect for Air Force One by dressing for the position that allows her to fly in it.


45 posted on 08/21/2009 5:58:33 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: VU4G10

The rastafar-i look on the kid is tacky too.


46 posted on 08/21/2009 5:58:36 AM PDT by two23 (czars are for commies)
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To: autumnraine

Even Aunt Esther always wore a dress.

47 posted on 08/21/2009 5:58:54 AM PDT by flying_bullet (El Conservo tribe member)
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To: maggief

She kinda look like Al Sharpton there...

Does she have 6 toes?


48 posted on 08/21/2009 5:59:18 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: two23

I just threw up in my mouth a little!


49 posted on 08/21/2009 6:00:38 AM PDT by Victory111
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To: maggief

......the angry, hulking, man-wife beast MaBelle Michelle exits from the car, with her typical hulking lurching angry demeanor.


50 posted on 08/21/2009 6:00:44 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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