Skip to comments.Those Aren't Short Shorts. They're Mommy Shorts. (Michelle Obama's Mommy Bloomers)
Posted on 08/19/2009 11:00:24 AM PDT by nickcarraway
The first lady with a right to bear arms is now exercising her right to bear her legs.
That's what the chatty-o-sphere's saying about Michelle Obama's so-called "short shorts", which she was wearing when she strolled around the Grand Canyon on a family trip yesterday.
But those aren't short shorts. They're shorts, period. What wizened, saggy chinned, fanny pack-wearing news anchor called them short shorts to begin with? What jealous, Dockers-clad, khaki-panted right wing zealot believed them? Who out there's really scandalized?
For serious. Those aren't short shorts. They're mommy bloomers.
Even webby bastion of liberalism The Huffington Post asked whether Michelle's attire was appropriate, before tut-tutting "after all, can you imagine Laura Bush or Patricia Nixon doing the same?"
Yes, but I'd rather stab my eyes out with drinking straws. The bendy ones.
The nut of the issue here is that the public's uncertain of how to judge Michelle Obama. We like her feminity, but we want her to be Jackie Onassis. That's the mold we're trying to put her in, with all that association entails -- high society sophistication, ball gowns, "Camelot". That's a vision colored by nostalgia. That mediated vision from a less socially liberal time. The truth is Michelle Obama's not Jackie Onassis. But she's a helluva lot closer to that than Patricia Nixon, Laura Bush, or Rosalind Carter. Rejoice.
You forgot the barf alert.
‘Bear’? Umm, okay. They care about Michelle’s shorts. Wow, journalism.
She certainly has a right to bear legs. ...or elephant legs, for that matter.
Can't we just... ignore her?
I wonder if she will loan them to Barry as she did her blue jeans at the All Star game?
At least Shrillary is smart enough to cover those tree trunks she gets around on. But then, nobody said Mee-shell has any class......
“The nut of the issue...”
The nut of the issue? Did this writer mean “crux” by any chance?
I think the writer IS the nut of the issue. ;)
How about BARRY those legs....up to her neck.
Yup, there’s change for ya...
Barry makes Jimmy Carter look good
Michelle makes Hillary look good
(is the dog still alive?)
She can support her legs?
The article used ‘bear.’ Now that’s funny.
She can NOT thinks she looks nice. Why didn't Barack tell her how bad she looks???
IIRC learning the difference between bare and bear was 5th grade. Is this a parody?
Best line of the day on any thread, bar none! LOL!
This is a case where a pic speaks a thousand words. Waiting for pics
michelle doesn’t know what being classy is.
This is a media-manufactured diversion from the healthcare debate.
I could care less what Mrs. Obama’s legs look like. I loathe the MSM.
Let’s review. Ridiculing a Down’s Syndrome infant is just good journalism but criticizing one of MO’s outfits is a hate crime?
Just want to be sure I understand all of the rules.
We need a Carla Bruni for sure!
Okay - I hate to reply to myself, but after looking at that last picture one more time I find it hard to believe that that’s our first lady. OMG - Did she even look in a mirror before leaving? She could have worn some nice walking shorts, with a cute top.
She looks like some of the “ladies” I see sleeping on the seawall down here on Flagler Drive.
Daisy Duke says "DON'T GO THERE!"
Those tree trunk bowed legs should be covered up.
Michelle Obama is a stain on the White House.
Right on! Not only the finger to America, but to her own husband.
Oh, lord, yes.
The daughter is growing like a bamboo shoot.
She is going to be one tall gal.
Perhaps with some more practical shoes, but she didn't have to dress like a bag lady.
Just saying so, doesn't make it so. I believe that if you have the honor of being the First Lady of the United States, you should dress appropriately no matter where you are going and what you are doing. She could have worn a sundress...these people are just low class, and that's all there is to it. Pat Nixon, Laura Bush or Rosalind Carter even would never have worn such inappropriate clothing. Comparing Michelle Obama to Jackie O is PREPOSTEROUS on every single level.
Roselind Carter? Her name is Rosalynn.
Who you going to believe the press or your lying eyes.
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