Have we talked about how awesome Michelle Obama is? I feel like we have. I’m not going to get political and talk about how Mitt Romney made huge gaffes while he was in London and Michelle was the Queen Bee while she’s in London (though all of that is true), I’m going to talk about all the good the First Lady is doing right now and how she is a perfect feminist icon.
As part of her “Let’s Move” campaign, the First Lady is in London inspiring kids to get active. She was on the soccer field with David Beckham and a bunch of kids while running, kicking, and looking fabulous. Exercising. Having fun. That’s my favorite part of Michelle Obama—she will Dougie, play soccer, talk trash on Oprah, plant a garden, and be poised, classy, and flawless all the while.
I mean, honestly. The woman wore Converse and played tug-of-war. Let’s see Ann Romney get off her very expensive (and I’m sure pure bred) high-horse and do that. Michelle Obama is the perfect picture of feminism. She looks great, has tons of power, is charitable, and is completely approachable.
I remember watching Oprah (the Obamas were on, okay? Like I’m not going to watch a program when the President is on it—it’s my duty as a writer…look I don’t have to explain myself to you guys) and she brought up the “birther” argument. Barack kind of shrugged his shoulders, rolled his eyes and said something like, “You can’t let it get to you. I wasn’t angry,” and Michelle looked at him and said, “Pfft I was!” That was the moment I fell for the first lady. That’s right—she got angry, someone was talking crap about her man. First Lady or not, Michelle Obama is clearly a ride or die chick and you better not talk about her man.
Michelle has never struck me as someone that “needed” Barack. She seems like the kind of woman that says things like, “Fine, pack your bags I don’t care.” Just a tough, no-nonsense broad, and I like that about our first lady. I relate to that—that is America to me. Michelle Obama is the perfect embodiment of Lady Liberty herself, standing draped in fabulous clothes but not afraid to take out her earrings, pull off a stiletto and slap a ho if they step out of line.