Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

From the right to bare arms to the right to bare legs: Michelle Obama caught short over her shorts
Daily Mail ^

Posted on 08/20/2009 10:07:27 AM PDT by traumer

There's a lot of important issues facing America at the moment.

The biggest issue, judging by the amount of noise, is the fact the First Lady made the un-president-ed step of wearing shorts on vacations.

However, no-one seems to be making practical suggestions for what Michelle Obama should have worn on a hike through the hot, dusty Grand Canyon. Short trip: Michelle steps off the plane, protected by some formally-clad, and presumably baking, guards

In an outcry which (almost) overshadows the the debate over the U.S. healthcare system, critics came out en masse to condemn Michelle's choice of clothing.

A search for 'Michelle Obama shorts' became one of Google New's hot topics, with various headlines proclaiming the shorts to be 'hideous'.

However, there were many voices ready to defend the First Lady.

One commentator for the LA Times wrote: 'Think about this for a minute. What should she have worn to the Grand Canyon? A tweed pantsuit? A ballgown? What do you wear on your summer vacation?

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhovacation; cash4clunker; classlessbaglady; fashion; flotusmichelle; ugly
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-54 next last

1 posted on 08/20/2009 10:07:27 AM PDT by traumer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: traumer

2 posted on 08/20/2009 10:08:21 AM PDT by traumer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traumer

not bad...expected far worse.


3 posted on 08/20/2009 10:09:39 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Eric Cartman for president in 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: traumer; GOP_Lady

What, no cardigan?


4 posted on 08/20/2009 10:10:01 AM PDT by green pastures
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: traumer
Rules do not apply this time.

No pictures.

Subject is guilty.

5 posted on 08/20/2009 10:10:32 AM PDT by ryan71 (We out number them so lets act like it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traumer

We may not shop at Wal-Mart, but we look like we could.....


6 posted on 08/20/2009 10:11:10 AM PDT by nascarnation
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: traumer

She looks fine. It’s summer.


7 posted on 08/20/2009 10:11:11 AM PDT by Poser (Three Weeks to Washington DC!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traumer

More change you won’t believe. You would never see Hillary dressing like this, or Laura Bush, or Barbara Bush, or Nancy Reagan, or Roslyn Carter. These people are the trashiest people to ever inhabit the White House.


8 posted on 08/20/2009 10:11:19 AM PDT by cblue55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GOPsterinMA

I agree. I’ve seen her in hideous. So hideous it makes you wish you could scrub your eyes out with a brillo pad.

There’s nothing wrong with this outfit. It’s just everyday clothes and she should stick to this type of thing and quit trying to be high-fashion.


9 posted on 08/20/2009 10:11:42 AM PDT by 2Jedismom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: traumer
Laura Bush came to Oregon to go rafting, no shorts


10 posted on 08/20/2009 10:11:56 AM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traumer

How hard is this?

She should have worn long pants. Just simple slacks. Perhaps a top that doesn’t look as wrinkled and ratty as the one she has on, but the top is not that important.

As First Lady, Michelle Obama owes it to the rest of us to represent some class.

Instead, she got off that plane looking like she’d just come in from working in the garden.

There’s a place for tacky, and it isn’t in front of the cameras.

I think she’s just ignorant.


11 posted on 08/20/2009 10:12:12 AM PDT by Jedidah ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2Jedismom

:)


12 posted on 08/20/2009 10:12:14 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Eric Cartman for president in 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: traumer

The Ghetto-ization of America proceeds apace.


13 posted on 08/20/2009 10:12:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (America's awkward stage: too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traumer

Next she’ll show up in a thong at the beach.

She is no “lady” so expect more common “bro looks” for garb. Michele has no class or style. Now we see her for what she is - very common and unsophisticated. She needs to look in a mirror.


14 posted on 08/20/2009 10:12:29 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ryan71; tx_eggman

bah... you just KNOW these British tabloids are going to be snippy, since they feel their PM was dissed... /s


15 posted on 08/20/2009 10:12:58 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: nmh
She needs to look in a mirror.

She's not the only one................

16 posted on 08/20/2009 10:13:32 AM PDT by Osage Orange (A community organizer cannot bitch when communities organize..... - Rush Limbaugh)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: traumer

It boils down to one thing. “NO CLASS” There’s a limit that is acceptable. Can you imagine the Queen of England in a bikini? It’s hard to put into words but this is unacceptable.


17 posted on 08/20/2009 10:14:49 AM PDT by RC2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traumer

There’s shorts, and then there’s shorts. Those are kinda ugly and a little short. She looks sloppy.


18 posted on 08/20/2009 10:15:21 AM PDT by visualops (this tagline has been reported to -redacted-)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: traumer

Twenty Seven people to look like that?


19 posted on 08/20/2009 10:15:56 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: traumer
I can't get excited about this. I wear shorts in my personal time just about all summer. I can't imagine doing the Grand Canyon in something more formal.

That said, these are photo ops. If Zero weren't a naif he would understand that. Get off the plane in dressy casual wear and have a place to change into the shorts before hiking. This is politics/P.R. 101 for crisakes.

20 posted on 08/20/2009 10:17:15 AM PDT by colorado tanker (Watch out, I'm a member of the Mob)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jedidah
Instead, she got off that plane looking like she’d just come in from working in the garden.

So, what does she wear while working in the new garden at the WH?

21 posted on 08/20/2009 10:17:15 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Where's this tagline thing everyone keeps talking about?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Poser
She looks fine.

You're right. What does the UK know about clothes for summer? They don't know anything about sunshine wear.

22 posted on 08/20/2009 10:17:43 AM PDT by 386wt (Clinging to my clunker here in Ruralville...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Poser

I tend to agree with you except....

...if we see someone in our surround dressed liked this, we’d likely shrug. It is the attire of summer after all.

BUT...she is the First Lady and this was not an unexpected photo op.

Understand that it’s no big deal but still most women, and this is a women thing here, would not dress so...drab?...here knowing that they would be the object of many photographs. Disembarking from a plane on a hallmark event of the presidential vacation?

Most women would not pull their hair back like that in such an ugly way, most women would probably have put on a pair of pedal pusher types...most women would have just looked better than this what with being First Lady and knowing a photo op was about to happen.

Mostly it’s a commentary on Michelle and her sometimes whacky planning ability. She’s got millions of dollars worth of help and for sure you’d never see Laura Bush dressed like that knowing a photo op was upon.


23 posted on 08/20/2009 10:18:24 AM PDT by Fishtalk (If you're a Freeper and have a Blog Freepmail me with the link. I'll do you if you do me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: traumer

Jacki was pilloried over a pair of peach capris she wore on the beach at Hyannis. The press had a fit over her informality.

That said, Michelle does represent the people of the US and she is supposed to be beautifully turned out every time.

Really, someone needs to take her aside and give her a hint. Telling her she is a fashion icon when her clothes are pedestrian at best is giving her a false sense of her own ability to choose appropriate wear.

The First Lady is The First Lady and her clothes must reflect it.


24 posted on 08/20/2009 10:18:55 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: colorado tanker

Bingo! You summed up what I was trying to say in my lengthier, and not better, comment upthread a bit.


25 posted on 08/20/2009 10:20:12 AM PDT by Fishtalk (If you're a Freeper and have a Blog Freepmail me with the link. I'll do you if you do me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: UCANSEE2

Michelle? Get her hands dirty?

Probably a big shady hat and something completely inappropriate. That is, after all, apparently her hallmark.


26 posted on 08/20/2009 10:21:02 AM PDT by Jedidah ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: OpusatFR

I’m sure she has had numerous “hints”. She is going to do what she is going to do, at heart, once again, it appears to be basic disrespect for the position and for America.


27 posted on 08/20/2009 10:21:42 AM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Jedidah

Class cannot be bought or faked


28 posted on 08/20/2009 10:22:31 AM PDT by italianquaker (“Every inch of this Administration is rife with corruption and cronyism.” --- Michelle Malkin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: OpusatFR

Thankfully, I live in an area where no one appears in public looking so slovenly.

So much for all the hyperventilating over Michelle being the newest fashion icon for the world.

The world of the lazy and sloppy perhaps?


29 posted on 08/20/2009 10:23:49 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Fishtalk

Precisely.

There was a story earlier this week about how many high-paid attendants Michelle has. Can’t someone tell her how tacky she often looks? Is she so arrogant that she won’t listen? Are they afraid of her? Or does no one in that White House have good taste?


30 posted on 08/20/2009 10:23:51 AM PDT by Jedidah ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: traumer; kristinn

OK - somebody make a comment that gets the thread pulled and Kristinn back on MSNBC.


31 posted on 08/20/2009 10:24:04 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Fishtalk

FReegards, mate. :-))


32 posted on 08/20/2009 10:24:34 AM PDT by colorado tanker (Watch out, I'm a member of the Mob)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: 1000 silverlings

It’s like having Ma and Pa Kettle with less class.


33 posted on 08/20/2009 10:24:39 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: OpusatFR

lol. I know many girls and women of all ages and races and economic ranges, and none of them, repeat none, go out in public without spending 2-4 hours combing their hair, etc. If any of them were stepping off Air Force One to the photographers they’d look their best in whatever they had available to them


34 posted on 08/20/2009 10:27:54 AM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Osage Orange

“She’s not the only one................”

Some of us grow older gracefully and others see themselves 20 years ago and don’t move on. I suppose it’s a matter of maturity as well as reality. I hope this wisdom doesn’t offend you too.


35 posted on 08/20/2009 10:28:02 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Poser

She probably should have worn something different off the plane and then changed into shorts after she arrived at tourist destination. Still, I think it’s much ado about little.


36 posted on 08/20/2009 10:29:16 AM PDT by twigs
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: nmh

Your “wisdom” could never offend me.............


37 posted on 08/20/2009 10:30:44 AM PDT by Osage Orange (A community organizer cannot bitch when communities organize..... - Rush Limbaugh)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: traumer

Those aren’t bootie shorts or anything. Just plain old shorts.

It’s August!

I can find many ideological (and even some fashion things to mock) problems with Michelle, but these shorts just ain’t it for me.


38 posted on 08/20/2009 10:33:05 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: OpusatFR
That said, Michelle does represent the people of the US and she is supposed to be beautifully turned out every time.

No, she is merely married to the president. She has not been elected to represent the people of the U.S. or anyone else. She is not a princess or a queen, we don't have royalty anymore. She has absolutely no responsibility to "be beautifully turned out every time". We do not need more phoniness in the Whitehouse. She looked just fine in shorts for hiking.

The pretentiousness and gratuitous hate on this forum is getting pathetic. Our elected leaders are leading us down the path of ruin and we should be concerned about what someone who is not an elected leader wears when hiking?

I bet you really enjoy watching your recordings of American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.

39 posted on 08/20/2009 10:34:20 AM PDT by Prokopton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: traumer

“The Chicago Hillbillies Do Air Force One”


40 posted on 08/20/2009 10:34:53 AM PDT by hsalaw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 386wt

Yep. There is a big difference in summer attire in America and summer attire in the UK.


41 posted on 08/20/2009 10:34:57 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: nmh
Next she’ll show up in a thong at the beach.

Would that be felony possession of crack with intent to distribute?

42 posted on 08/20/2009 10:39:42 AM PDT by IamConservative (I'll keep my money. You keep the change.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: traumer

C’mon folks, there are shorts you wear in public and there are shorts you wear when you’re slobbin’ - and don’t we pay enough taxes to support her and her “staff” to show her the difference? And someone needs to point out these “choices” to all the fashion “experts” who swoon over her fashion sense...just disgusting....


43 posted on 08/20/2009 10:42:05 AM PDT by matginzac
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Of all the silly things to complain about...


44 posted on 08/20/2009 11:00:14 AM PDT by ucantbserious
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traumer

Who are these shorts critics everyone keeps talking about? All I’ve seen
are people defending Michelle about the shorts? Seems like it is made
up to make Michelle’s critics seem churlish and unfair.


45 posted on 08/20/2009 11:01:59 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: matginzac

Bingo. You have hit the heart of the matter. Shorts do not have to look “slobby.” Nice, tasteful, tailored shorts with sleeveless top and matching short-sleeved overshirt would have been lovely and just as comfortable and cool. Looking like she just got out of a gym is tacky. If they wanted to slob, then they should have shooed the cameras away.


46 posted on 08/20/2009 11:41:14 AM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this..")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Poser
She looks fine. It’s summer.

NOt if she's on official business - which means she's representing the Off ice of the FLOTUS -

Unless, of course, that's her private plane she's getting off of = s/

That kind of clothing is for private time =

47 posted on 08/20/2009 11:42:11 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: traumer

Baby got back...


48 posted on 08/20/2009 11:44:13 AM PDT by Jim Noble (I hope Sarah will start a 2nd party soon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Bookwoman

Totally agree with you. Isn’t there a new style of shorts - longer, tapered and smart looking - that are more dressy? I like them but have too fat a thigh to wear them well. She has nice legs and could get away with them...or even capris. Also, I don’t know how the temp was but have been to the Gran Can and it can be cool even in the summer - no excuse for her slobbiness...and I do wish these fahionitas would stop being uncredible by fawning over her fashion sense...it’s awful and should be called as such...


49 posted on 08/20/2009 11:47:10 AM PDT by matginzac
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: IamConservative

@0 or 40 kilos? I should hope to shout intent to disribute.


50 posted on 08/20/2009 12:46:12 PM PDT by magslinger (Inside every father is a Bryan Mills waiting to get out.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-54 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson