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Europe melts for Michelle
The Politico ^

Posted on 04/04/2009 5:01:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Europe melts for Michelle By: Nia-Malika Henderson and Jonathan Martin April 4, 2009 06:33 PM EST

He was cool and understated, the slightest bit aloof. She choked up as she told young minority girls to follow their dreams.

He gave speeches. She gave hugs. And while Barack Obama came to Europe as the American president, Michelle Obama came as something entirely different – almost an American tourist, but the kind even jaded Europeans could love, big-hearted, curious, sophisticated yet accessible.

They simply melted for Michelle.

Of course, the Europeans were eager to gush over a First Couple not named Bush. In fact, if one of the White House’s goals for this trip is repair the U.S. reputation abroad after the Bush era, Michelle was an equal partner in the effort, in ways different from her husband.

Barack Obama wins them over with a personal style and an embrace of internationalism that seems almost European. Michelle Obama is the approachable one, fashionable yet down-to-earth, and effusive (rubbing the Queen’s back!) in an endearing way.

“She still seems to be wide eyed in the job and pinching herself as if she can’t believe it, because who would have predicted this?" said Joanna Coles, who is British and is editor-in-chief of Marie Claire.

"And that’s what’s exciting about her, and that’s what exciting about America, and that’s what she represents,” Coles said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhoeu; bhovisit; eurotwitsforkerry; fawningmedia; flotusmichelle
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It's a mental illness.........
1 posted on 04/04/2009 5:01:03 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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2 posted on 04/04/2009 5:03:22 PM PDT by Nick Danger (This post is made of 100% recycled electrons)
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To: Sub-Driver
And while Barack Obama came to Europe as the American president, Michelle Obama came as something entirely different – almost an American tourist...

So, how did this adulation manifest itself? By giving her wrong directions to The Eiffel Tower?

3 posted on 04/04/2009 5:03:42 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sub-Driver

Pure BS. Wake me when it’s over.


4 posted on 04/04/2009 5:03:52 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Swede Girl
Pure BS. Wake me when it’s over.

January 20th, 2017.

5 posted on 04/04/2009 5:05:36 PM PDT by FreepShop1 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

HA HA HA HA HA.


6 posted on 04/04/2009 5:05:48 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We had a lovely and gracious First Lady.

Now we don’t.


7 posted on 04/04/2009 5:06:10 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: Sub-Driver

...”pinching herself as if she can’t believe it, because who would have predicted this?”

Well, don’t feel like a bastard at family reunion Michelle, because I can’t believe it either.


8 posted on 04/04/2009 5:06:45 PM PDT by Semper Mark (No Quarter Given.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Their standards must be very low in the old World!
9 posted on 04/04/2009 5:09:44 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Sub-Driver
I don't believe it.

Michelle Obama is a lot of things, and one thing she is NOT is warm and charming.

Her demeanor and stance reminds me of the black girls in high school who were looking to start a fight with someone, anyone, if they looked at them the wrong way.

She exudes attitude and hostility.

Her ability to 'melt' and 'wow the U.K.' is, in my opinion, a total media creation.

10 posted on 04/04/2009 5:09:58 PM PDT by Lizavetta (Politicians: When they're not lying, they're stealing.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Anything I could say about Obamababymamma would get me TOSed. A picture is worth a thousand words. I'll let Barry flip her off.

11 posted on 04/04/2009 5:14:52 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: Sub-Driver
How does one explain the adulation of this:
- Unaccomplished and rather juvenile in intellect
- Unappreciative American until she firmly sucked the public tit into her mouth.
- Member of a black racist church that taught Black Liberation Theology.
- Zero fashion sense
- Zero personal style or grace
- Profited from her husband's position by “scamming” $300K/yr for a “make work” job that hasn't been filled since she left.

To hear this woman being referred to as “classy” and reflective of America's new “Camelot” and the new Jackie O — is asinine..

Michelle my Belle wouldn't amount to more than a blackhead on Jackie O’s derriere....

12 posted on 04/04/2009 5:17:44 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Sub-Driver
And it was clear at some point that Michelle Obama could do no wrong.

Just like Barack could do no wrong in the run-up to the election. 20-year close association with racist America-hater J. Wright? "He didn't know." The most liberal voting record in the Senate? Ignored. The fact that his political mentors (Saul Alinsky and Frank Marshall Davis) were communists? Swept under the rug. Friends (and perhaps very close associates) with unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers? "He was only 8 years old at the time."

The list of instances where the media and/or the electorate either ignored or made excuses for Obama's wretched past is endless.

13 posted on 04/04/2009 5:18:09 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Sub-Driver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEnaAZrYqQI


15 posted on 04/04/2009 5:21:08 PM PDT by danamco
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To: Bahbah
Someone in the United States should have told Michelle about proper behavior in the Presence of the Queen of England rather to have her to there and have her embarrass our country
17 posted on 04/04/2009 5:29:01 PM PDT by tessalu
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To: Lizavetta

She is a great galumphing middle-aged woman who dresses too young, can’t even button a sweater correctly, but who can, with professional assistance, look acceptable about one time out of five. She can look attractive for a few moments at a time, but not for the extended periods demanded of someone in her position. I cannot fathom why she wasn’t given a crash course in deportment. Perhaps she rejected any advice. She may have advisers who are telling her that authenticity trumps polish.

I can almost believe some of this, depending on whom they are polling. I have traveled to resorts filled with Europeans and, for the most part, I have found them without graces and their vaunted fashion sense seems non-existent. They are usually quite frugal to the point of being cheap and I can see where they could relate to Michelle. Certainly, she is not threatening in the looks and fashion departments, so perhaps they are giving her a pass out of compassion or condescension.

I have been in countries with a native educated class that was black. Those women were charming, dressed very well and their public deportment was exquisite. Certainly, the European elites have experienced such women. I wonder what they think, privately. The contrasts would be so apparent.

If one didn’t have experience with aggressive American blacks, perhaps that wouldn’t be their reaction. Back in the day when I went to school, the black students were fairly normal. I don’t recall anyone who was looking for a fight. I think that changed in the 70s.


18 posted on 04/04/2009 5:30:54 PM PDT by reformedliberal (Are we at high crimes and misdemeanors, yet?)
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To: Nick Danger

Just threw up my dinner, gag, gag, gag!


19 posted on 04/04/2009 5:31:52 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Nick Danger

The woman is built like a gorilla.


20 posted on 04/04/2009 5:32:17 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats: the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy and Sedition)
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To: Sub-Driver

Word is, she doesn’t even fart. So.... special.


21 posted on 04/04/2009 5:34:25 PM PDT by cydcharisse
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To: Lizavetta

“Her ability to ‘melt’ and ‘wow the U.K.’ is, in my opinion, a total media creation.”

EVERYTHING about the Zeros’ alleged charm, wit, brilliance and sophistication is a figment of the imagination of the MSM. (With a lot of help from the Communists...)


22 posted on 04/04/2009 5:35:44 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Sub-Driver; All

Trite


23 posted on 04/04/2009 5:36:00 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, I was over in London for most of the week, and there is no broad based adoration that I saw. I asked people there - explained that our media in the US tells us how much Europeans like the Obamas - is that true? Everyone said, no, they see them as just very liberal politicians. Maybe the European media adores them too, but the regular people see through the charade and are very worried. Let’s face it, if the world is waiting for Obama to fix this mess. we’re sunk, and the Europeans know it.


24 posted on 04/04/2009 5:36:26 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: reformedliberal
Yes, she can look nice. Her wedding dress was beautiful.
26 posted on 04/04/2009 5:37:37 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: FreepShop1

You are sure that there will definitely even BE any future U.S. elections?


27 posted on 04/04/2009 5:38:31 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: Sub-Driver

This whole article is so over the top, it has to a put-on. It’s just whacking a hornet’s nest at FR for hits to their little blog.


28 posted on 04/04/2009 5:40:27 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Leo Carpathian

29 posted on 04/04/2009 5:40:36 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (I'd rather the world hate us then laugh at us)
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To: Sub-Driver

The majority of morons working for the MSM think she’s “hot” and aren’t afraid to write about it in their liberal rags. Especially, the sick old white guys.


30 posted on 04/04/2009 5:40:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We're All Garbage Dump Bears Now!)
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To: Lizavetta

Oh yea, I know very well the type. She’s a snot nosed arrogant little white hater and we all know it too.


31 posted on 04/04/2009 5:41:10 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: Sub-Driver

Gag gag gag. Puke puke puke.


32 posted on 04/04/2009 5:42:13 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: river rat

I hope you don’t mind, I paraphrased your excellent comments and sent it off the the reporter who wrote that sickening article.By the way , that reporter is a black woman , figures.


33 posted on 04/04/2009 5:42:28 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: RoadKingSE

He LOOOOVes to hold that finger up doesn’t he.


34 posted on 04/04/2009 5:43:33 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: Sub-Driver
'chelle hates America. That's why she comes off so charming in Europe. Wait till they get to know her.

Even if she met The Queen wearing a bathrobe, they'd say she's charming, fashionable, secure and relaxed, able to make herself at home anywhere.

35 posted on 04/04/2009 5:44:32 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: reformedliberal

do we REALLY trust these stories?

why are they reporting this instead of the complete failure and essentially yalta II status fo the g20 meeting?

Does ANYBODY believe france is really going to participate in nato again? they have not for years.

Obama was wearing a big “kick me i’m jimmy carter” sign on his back.


36 posted on 04/04/2009 5:46:44 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: tessalu
Someone in the United States should have told Michelle about proper behavior in the Presence of the Queen of England rather to have her to there and have her embarrass our country

They probably did, and the Obamas could give a white rats ass about it.

SHE'S the first black First Lady....DAMMIT!!!

37 posted on 04/04/2009 5:46:54 PM PDT by digger48
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To: tessalu

I’ve been thinking about the protocol issue, and how “those people” could have been sooo ignorant about proper behavior. I think that probably every time he (and she) was/is supposed to meet with the protocol people, they either cancel the meeting, or just go yeahyeahyeah and don’t listen to a word they say. Apparently they didn’t realise that millions of people hold their breaths in situations like that to see how the new americans will do, and “those people” flunked terribly.


38 posted on 04/04/2009 5:47:14 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: Sub-Driver

“that’s what exciting about America, and that’s what she represents”

Affirmative action, yo!


39 posted on 04/04/2009 5:48:20 PM PDT by Canedawg (Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny- M. Levin)
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To: Sub-Driver
Growrrowrrowr..

{Licking my own @$$ to get the taste of this story out.}

40 posted on 04/04/2009 5:49:30 PM PDT by Gorzaloon (Roark, Architect.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s hear it for the Rainbow Tour....


41 posted on 04/04/2009 5:51:55 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dare I say?

Oh, what the hell, Obama did it.

She is just a typical black person.


42 posted on 04/04/2009 5:52:10 PM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: reformedliberal
She is a great galumphing middle-aged woman who dresses too young

That is a great and concise description and captures her perfectly.

43 posted on 04/04/2009 5:52:32 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: ichabod1

I think she can look attractive at times.. with help from make overs and etc.. but I wish some one would tell her how to stand.. she is bow legged and needs to put one leg in front and slightly to the side.. this would be a great improvement


44 posted on 04/04/2009 5:52:37 PM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: FlyingEagle

The clue is, France and Germany have moved to the right, so the bloody-minded americans have to GALLOP to the left.

I am never in favor of trying to emulate Europeans... staying out of their affairs is what made this country great, but we really ought to be able to take a clue from them about what DOESN’T work.

But, here’s the deal. The old commie refrain was that communism is good, but Stalin and Mao didn’t do it right. So, soft communism was tried in western europe. It failed too, so now they say, the only way it’s going to work is if the whole world is made to embrace it. And that’s where we are now, One World Government.


45 posted on 04/04/2009 5:52:43 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: Sub-Driver

Another one handed typed article I see.


46 posted on 04/04/2009 5:53:37 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Lizavetta

Oh my, my best friend (who encountered that group quite a bit) remarked on the same thing. There were girls who were our friends, and there were girls with chips on their shoulders. Michelle was one of the girls you would encounter in the bathroom. No matter how much she wants to paint herself as the sweet little girl who got good grades and ‘talked white’. She is no Condi Rice, now THAT woman was grace, elegance, charm and strength all rolled into one. But because she worked under the Bush Administration, she wasn’t given the credit she was due. They are trying to make Michelle out to be what Condi was and she just isn’t.

Sadly, the older we got, the less friends we had and more moved over to the chipped shoulder side.


47 posted on 04/04/2009 5:57:51 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Ouderkirk
Mental capacity same as gorilla! Wonderful example of America womanhood!
48 posted on 04/04/2009 5:58:07 PM PDT by tiger63
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To: Sub-Driver

The gushing in this case is coming from the Politico writer. The entire American press is, and has been for the seven decades of my life, pimps for Democrat Presidents.


49 posted on 04/04/2009 5:59:11 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: Sub-Driver
of course they do...

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50 posted on 04/04/2009 5:59:48 PM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
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