Thursday, August 20, 2009

The First Lady's Shorts


I read yesterday that First Lady Michelle Obama wore shorts when she visited the Grand Canyon. I saw a photo of the shorts and I can't, for the life of me, understand who is "outraged" by this and why this is a news story. You might ask why I am further shedding light on this by making it the focal point of this blog post. You can ask and I'll tell you. It's a real slow news day and what else have I got to write about? Or, I can give my stock answer to all things that I don't feel like explaining... because I felt like it.

The shorts that Michelle was wearing were pretty run of the mill. Just shorts... the kind I've seen on any number of women in my (and her) age bracket. They were certainly nothing that would make me crash my car into the back of another car or if on foot, run into a lightpost from looking so hard. For the record, I have never done either of those things while gawking at a woman but, I have seen plenty of my fellow males do it.

She was at the Grand Canyon in the middle of August and the temperature was probably well over 100 degrees. What was she supposed to be wearing? Jeans? A long wool skirt? Please! I would like to know just who was outraged and if so, what do they wear in the summer? I've got on shorts right now. If she had attended a state dinner with the president in those same shorts or met a foreign dignitary in those shorts, then I might see a few eyebrows being raised... but, she was on vacation, idiots! It's August! It's hot! What's the problem?

Such is life when you're a "negro first". She's the first African American First Lady in history so, everything she does is going to be magnified and twisted around in various ways. I guess it just comes with the territory. If President Obama goes to his native Hawaii next week and goes to the beach, he should have on a suit (with an American Flag emblem on the lapel) as he attempts to enter the water or somebody will be "outraged" about it!

I guess there aren't enough sex scandals or charges of misconduct to satisfy some people. I mean they can only drag the birth certificate thing so far. The First Lady's legs are about as close as the President's critics can get to any kind of scandalous behavior. The press in Europe must be shaking their heads at the American people at this point. I can hear some of them muttering now... "And, this country is a Super Power?"

I'm going to ask this question just one more time... Did anybody notice how hot it is outside? Go home and put on some shorts!

24 comments:

BorednTalkative said...

Wow tripping on some shorts. People really have nothing better to do. I totally agree with you. She was on vacation, what was she supposed to wear?

Strongblkwmn said...

Haters will hate no matter what. They moved from her arms to her legs. Michelle Obama looks great and is changing the idea of what a first lady should be. I absolutely love her! Was she suppose to wear an evening gown to the Grand Canyon?

Toni said...

LMBAO at you !

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

There are nothing wrong with her shorts. They just need something to talk about. I wish they would go down to their local store and buy this thing called "LIFE." I heard once you really get into it, you will stay out of other's.

Now if she was in a pair of my cookout shorts, then I could see why people were making a fuss.

Rich Fitzgerald said...

Yeah man, they tripping, but I'm glad the Obama's are doing their thing.

Angie B. said...

Haters Hate, That's what they do!

Shorty said...

I agree... who gives a flip about what Mrs. President wears? One thing I love about the Obama family is that they are pretty darn "real" for being in politics. They speak plain, they aren't snobs, they are very classy and educated, and they seem pretty freakin' normal outside of their current address on Pennsylvania Avenue. I say to our First Lady, "Keep it up, my friend! You rock no matter what!"

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

Just a bunch of nothing!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

If you got it, flaunt it and she's GOT IT! Mrs Obama looks great! I need to call her, I've been looking all over for some grown folks shorts.... all I can find are the teeny weeny ones (lol)

Love and peace. Thanks for the post. Between you and Carey, I'm up on my current events. I dont watch the news or read the paper.

Hugs! Free Spirit

Sunflower said...

I agree with Angie B. haters hate, that's what they do!~

Cheryl said...

If you got it ,flaunt it! Michelle has it...the hater's want it!

Brenda said...

Cheryl is such a poet...but she's right of course!-LMBAO though!

Lisa said...

First they were talking about her arms...now it's her legs...Why don't they all just shut up?

Vanessa said...

They better leave my first lady alone,I know that!

Halo said...

Gotta love a hater, they make you aware of how important you really are!!

James Perkins said...

Like you said..It was a slow nes day,nothing else to talk about! -:)

Grover Tha Playboy said...

I thought she looked great!

Jazzy said...

Nice Gams! F---- the haters!

Captain Jack said...

They're just shorts..what was the big fuss over them?

Simon Bastion said...

Much ado about nothing!

Tate 2 said...

I think she has great legs...The outraged are probably just jealous!

Sean said...

Incredible...Some folks will stop at nothing to try and discredit the
new President. You really have to be strong to take that mess.

Terry said...

This is the one that gets me; there's a famous picture of John & Jackie Kennedy sailing in the summer of 1961. She was dressed much like Michelle was when she was at the Grand Canyon. In those days, people said the First Lady looked "sporting" and "fashionable".

Go figure.

Swaggie said...

It's crazy how some people get all
riled up over the slightest little
thing.If I were the Obamas I wouldn't worry about it...I'd brush that dirt off my shoulders.




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