A few days ago this picture of Michelle Obama was all over the internet and in all of the newspapers. It is the scene of she and her family leaving the plane after a summer vacation to the Grand Canyon. This pic in itself isn't surprising but what got me were the stories. Seems everyone was outraged that our First Lady dared to wear shorts in public.
One commenter even said something about her "Daisy Dukes"...ummm...since WHEN are mid-thigh length walking shorts even CLOSE to being risque? Okay, I don't care about the political affiliations or grievances of others but, damn people, get a life. We have wars on two fronts, an economy in peril, and I could name any of a dozen different things to bitch about but what the First Lady wears on her family vacation is none of my business. In one of the stories, someone said the First Lady is expected to present herself in a certain way and why didn't she look more like Jackie Kennedy, Laura Bush or Pat Nixon. Lordy! I just had to shake my head over that one.
Personally, I am proud of the way Michelle Obama presents herself and I see nothing about this woman that should embarrass any of us. She is the epitome of the modern woman...educated, savvy and one who juggles marriage and family with style and grace. So back off people! Honestly, I can't think of a single woman out there who would wear hose, heels, and a dress to visit the Grand Canyon in August. Don't we have other things, more important things, to stress over?