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The real controversy

  1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    There supposedly is a flap over the fact that Michelle Obama wore shorts on her vacation to the Grand Canyon. Is anyone actually upset by this? I have been looking for news stories and all I find are stories saying the outrage is ridiculous. Who said it was inappropriate? If someone actually was outraged then I'd say that someone needs a vacation themselves.

    I guess it's the same as the flap over Jackie Kennedy being seen in a bikini in the 60s.

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have to admit when I saw the news video, I did note that she had on shorts. Then I waited for people to be upset by this. She looked great. It's just a different way of being from what we're used to from first families. I find it refreshing, that they look like us so much of the time.

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      ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How shocking! a First Lady in shorts! ;p

  2. NYMiskovic profile image70
    NYMiskovicposted 8 years ago

    Oh please!  Give me a break!!  Doesn't our wonderful media have any thing better to worry about??  Like our economy?  Or the war?  Or a billizion other more important issues?  This type of thing is such a waste of air time in my opinion.

  3. earnestshub profile image90
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    It seems that some people get in a flap over nothing. I wonder if they are the same people who don't vote, then blame others for the way they voted.

  4. girly_girl09 profile image79
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    It's really different from previous First Ladies, but that doesn't mean it's inappropriate! Just different. It is 2009. big_smile The weather was over 100 degrees. Who could expect anyone to wear pants in that type of weather?

    Not a big deal! I was actually surprised to hear about it.

  5. nicomp profile image67
    nicompposted 8 years ago

    She's on a family vacation. Let her have family time with her kids.

  6. rsmallory profile image77
    rsmalloryposted 8 years ago

    she takes a lot of vacations-didn't she just get back from europe a few weeks ago?

    I could care less what she wears.

  7. nicomp profile image67
    nicompposted 8 years ago

    We visited Monticello recently, just a few days after the Obamas toured it. Our guide didn't mention what Michelle wore. I trust she had sensible shoes 'cause it's a lotta walkin'.

    Our guide did mention that our tour group was "more important" (his words) to the Monticello Foundation because we "left money", while the Obama entourage did not.

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    americhickposted 8 years ago

    what mrs obama wears on a daily basis is of absolutely no interest to me.  i am more concerned about what is happening in our country, not what is happening on her back!

  9. Valerie F profile image61
    Valerie Fposted 8 years ago

    I think it goes to show how women really haven't come that far that the media still finds what women wear newsworthy.

    Michelle Obama dressed appropriately for spending an August day outdoors in Arizona. The President probably also wore shorts too, if he's a sensible man. Note that nobody ever criticizes the man over his choice of attire.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Only when he goes topless smile