And first ladies always get picked on — usually by the press. Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton — they all got bashed. Laura Bush had it fairly easy.
But this time, the first lady is being bashed by the author of a new book, “The Obamas.” I really don’t want to read the book, because this kind of blatant negative just-for-the-money putdown is anathema to me. So, instead, I’m going to show Michelle Obama in a positive light as often as I can.
(Photo of Michelle Obama from forcoloredgurls.com; the rest of the photos here are from the Associated Press.)
First lady Michelle Obama, center, poses for a photo with U.S. Army Staff Sergeants Keisha Whitmore, left, and Tyeir Pritchard-Davis after Obama announced an initiative for more research on veterans medical care during a visit at Virginia Commonwealth University, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Richmond, Va. The staff sergeants are based at Fort Lee in Petersburg, Va. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, P. Kevin Morley)
BET honorees, from left, Tuskegee Airmen Colonel Charles McGee USAF Ret. and Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr., athlete Beverly Kearney, director Spike Lee, singer Mariah Carey and musician Stevie Wonder, pose with First Lady Michelle Obama during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)