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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:41 PM
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Pictorial Essay - FLOTUS Michelle Obama's First 100 Days
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 05:36 PM by FrenchieCat
Not to be forgotten, certainly!

HAPPY 100TH DAYS TO YOU AS WELL!

She's also got great approval ratings, and here's why....


Feel like you know Michelle Obama already? That's because the first black First Lady in history is just like the people she represents. Namely, every one of us. The husband of Barack and the mom of Malia and Sasha, in other words, keeps it real. First up, she reads to kids!: Above, Michelle, here on the trail reading to children at the ODU Child Study Center in Norfolk, Va., is an advocate of education. "Students can make the difference," she has said.




She kicks back with Mexican food! No one could blame them for indulging in everybody's favorite snack: Table chips and salsa.




The First Lady took command of the tree-planting, and reportedly boasted that she had a bigger tree than her husband.




the First Lady recently planted herbs in the garden



and even spends time in the kitchen, as we are only as good as what we eat!



She loves to dance!: Both Barack and Michelle have been known to cut a rug on the trail. But when Michelle danced her way onto The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the host told her she was a better dancer than her husband. "I know!" she replied, "that's what I've been telling him." Earlier this year on the campaign trail, Michelle said, "You've never seen anyone like us before, and that's a little freaky, isn't it? she asked a crowd on the campaign trail. "It's like, 'Theyre real!' Well, guess what? Real people can be politicians, too. We as a country have grown suspicious of real. We take the fake." - Nicole Carter and Leah Chernikoff



She shops online!: Known for her everywoman taste and penchant for bright colors, Michelle visited the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in a $148 skirt and $90 cardigan she picked up on J.Crew.com. Michelle told Leno, "You can get good stuff online."



She likes to look good!



And is educated and savvy!



She's an earthy sweetheart and the Hugger-in-chief!















She's also ready for the world's stage






and can rival even the French!







and will glam it up with the best of the best!



http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/World+Leaders+Arrive+Downing+Street+Dinner+Cyo4nbftZ7bl.jpg

has date nights with the hubby!



and now has to walk the dog! (she called him crazy!) :rofl:



But at the end of the day, she is his.....


Theirs.....
http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/President+Obama+Family+Depart+White+House+5H6F8lfXvwjl.jpg


and Ours....
http://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Barack+Obama+Sworn+44th+President+United+States+wXksJhLkfizl.jpg




But most of all, she is hers!

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Diamonique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:46 PM
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1. Outstanding! Thanks for that photo essay, FrenchieCat!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:24 PM
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26. Just noticed the error in the first paragraph of the text.....
Where I label her "The husband of Barack"!

Of course, she is the wife of Barack!

Sorry! :hide:
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:46 PM
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2. Very nice! n/t
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:47 PM
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3. I. LOVE. HER.
:)

K&R
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:42 PM
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14. Me too. I have literally fallen for her!
:)
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:49 PM
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4. She literally brings tears of happiness to my eyes.
When I get tired and worried I look at a few pics of that family and tell myself that with them in charge it will be alright - now get back in the game.

I was going to post a pic of Pickles to remind us of what was. By I don't want to ruin a great thread.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:53 PM
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5. Absolutely fabulous!
Both you and her!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:48 PM
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15. Awe!
:blush:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:54 PM
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6. Thank you, Frenchie! I needed that!
:fistbump:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:01 PM
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7. These are an especially awesome
complilation of pics and the words to go with them describing Michelle's First Hundred, too.

That Mexican Food Restaurant looks like a lot of delicious fun for the fam..thanks, Frenchie.
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:02 PM
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8. That was wonderful.
I am so proud that she's our first lady.
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Raine1967 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:08 PM
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9. Tears of Joy!
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 05:08 PM by Raine1967
Wonderful photos and comments.

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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:11 PM
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10. Awww Frenchie!
That got me all misty eyed. I love Michelle. She makes me really proud. I think we kinda look alike so that makes her all the more special to me. Great Job on this post. Rec'd and Bookmarked.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:23 PM
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11. Frenchie, you & Jackeens are my heroines. What an awesome essay.
Recommended.
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Lilyeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:28 PM
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12. I just adore this beautiful and smart lady. Thank you for this great pic essay.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:30 PM
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13. :))))))))
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:52 PM
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16. The poor pubs...all they got is Empty Language, Empty Plans, and an Empty Bench
On one in sight to match Barrack and Michelle.....they must be sulking, pouting, whining....
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:24 PM
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21. Yep...they are not even close!
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:53 PM
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17. Very nice!!
Lovely collection of photos.

:-)
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:55 PM
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18. I'd like to get my hands on whoever convinced her she downs't have a waistline
but aside from that, she's doing fine!

:headbang:
rocktivity
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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:58 PM
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19. Beauuuuuuuuuuuuutiful !!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Frenchie!
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psychmommy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:04 PM
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20. i love her and she is big on the hugs.
i love to see her huggin the children. i love to see their faces when she speaks to them. all of these pics are great but the ones with the kids are awesome. oh and the one where she hugged the queen. i am so proud of this striking, intelligent and huggy woman. mr pres you chose well!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:56 PM
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28. She really is real!
I didn't include the one with the Queen, cause Lords knows we saw enough of that one! :)

and yes, our President really does have good taste, and this was certainly his most important decision ever!
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islandgirl808 Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:48 PM
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22. O.M.G.
i <3 the FLOTUS!!


it's so nice to have her in the white house (and the rest of the family of course :) ).
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SadeMN Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:50 PM
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23. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!
I can't get over these pictures. Thank you Jackeens!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:18 PM
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25. Jackeens is
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:18 PM
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24. There isnt' one single thing I don't like about Michelle.
She's smart, funny, compassionate, beautiful, honest, fun, engaged and a great mom.

Love her to death.
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Mermaid7 Donating Member (156 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:34 PM
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27. Thank you!
I really enjoyed that.
Very well done!
You depicted for us all, what a wonderful, warm and human being our First Lady is.
Again, thanks for putting this together.
We all need a little love.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:03 PM
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29. Damn!......just...damn!
:wow:

This is worth living through the B*sh Hell for the last eight years...
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mecherosegarden Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:00 PM
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30. Thank you. I love her!
She is our Hugger-in-chief!


:grouphug:
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:17 PM
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31. Two pics. French Mag title: "First Lady doesn't take Second Place."
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 09:19 PM by vaberella
Here's a Chris Rock vid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9xPh1gcwa4
I was like...hmm...He might be right. We don't take backstage. :D


Second pic...The black dress with Sarkozi's wife (hubby's in tow).
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:17 PM
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51. Michelle
was seen as being as sexy as Sarkozy's wife over here in France. Sarkozy's wife being a singer and a model that is pretty cool considering that Michelle, like Sarkozy, and Obama IS A LAWYER! My students were surprised when I told them that Obama's wife is a lawyer and could easily be a politician in her own right. Michelle has BRAINS, CLASS, A HEART, and GOOD LOOKS!
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Just-plain-Kathy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:20 PM
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32. Thank you for posting these beautiful pictures. K&R
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Undercurrent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:29 PM
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33. Wonderful photos and
comments!

Michell is both an extraordinary woman, and an ordinary one. Millions of other woman also carry heavy loads with grace and honor, but we haven't had one in the role of First Lady in a long time. I'm so grateful she is who she is. She teaches us all.

I still get teary eyed when I stop to appreciate the amazing history unfolding before our eyes.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:33 PM
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34. FLOTUS??? For a while, I couldn't figure that one out!
Thanks for those pics!

pnorman
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:40 PM
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35. That was really great. It was like reading a book! Thanks Frenchie!
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:44 PM
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36. Thank you Frenchie.
What a wonderful photo essay!
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:56 PM
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37. That was really great. It was like reading a book! Thanks Frenchie!
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lupinella Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:31 PM
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38. Thank you, Frenchie!
This was the perfect antidote to an awful weekend. Along with an earlier poster, I keep pics of the FLOTUS and the entire FFOTUS bookmarked for a lift. This is the best photo essay I've seen so far. Your commentary hit all the right notes and I was teary with happiness. Thanks so much.:hug:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:35 AM
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39. You are welcome! And welcome to DU!
:hi:
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lupinella Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 01:02 AM
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41. Thanks!
It's a wonderful community & your post is what nudged me out of my lurking habit.:yourock:
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:50 AM
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40. STRONJE`!!!!!!!!!!!
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 04:46 AM
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42. Lovely.
So glad that someone who knows how to extend hugs is in the White House.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 05:37 AM
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43. One of the most photogenic women of all time, but she goes far
Edited on Mon Apr-27-09 05:39 AM by rasputin1952
beyond that, her intellect is phenomenal, her grace and dignity are unmatched. Best of all, she's one of us, a true to life American, even though she is FLOTUS.

I'm sitting here thinking of some other recent First ladies, Betty Ford was pretty cool, but the Stickwoman, Nancy reagan was a horror; Bag Lady Babs Bush didn't get it; but by far, Potato Sack Laura Bush almost always looked like she had a box of lemons in mouth, and could not get past the "Burlap Bag" look. "Earth Tones" are fine, but when they make you look like a rock, it might be better to try something else. bush, w/his $1000+ suits was like an organ grinders monkey dressed for as funeral. Some people think clothes make the person, I think the person makes the clothes.


And once again...virtually every one I know...would sell their souls for Michelle's smile...:D

edit: dumb typo...:blush:
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 07:16 AM
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44. What a beautiful woman-inside and out! Thanks for posting!
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 07:27 AM
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45. Very nice, I thoroughly enjoyed that!
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 07:57 AM
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46. Beautiful essay, except
she isn't 'husband of Barack'. I know, picky picky...

otherwise it's outstanding
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 08:53 AM
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47. Totally delightful. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures of a
superior woman in her own right.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 08:57 AM
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48. "FLOTUS" is an icky word
Do we have another?
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SeaLyons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 08:58 AM
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49. BEAUTIFUL AND MOVING PHOTOS...
Thanks so much for posting.....>wiping tears<
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 11:23 AM
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50. beautiful work Frenchie!
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:20 PM
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52. When W was in power I got the feeling there was an
empty suit with an empty dress next to him. I no longer get that impression with our new first lady and president.
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WoodyD Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 01:39 PM
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53. Adding to the FLOTUS love
She's glamorous and down-to-earth, intelligent, accomplished, a devoted wife and mother and a woman who can carry her own agenda to the US and to the world. It's so wonderful to feel PROUD of the occupants of the White House again.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 01:56 PM
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54. She is just good, what an inspiration she is
and most important I like her!!!
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 02:18 PM
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55. Good to see them looking happy -- spontaneously so . . . will worry if that changes--!!!
Michelle has a great joy and enthusiasm -- and realness -- about her --

great to see and enjoy with her!

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JayMusgrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 02:44 PM
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56. Those teeth are so gorgeous! The whole photo spread is just
really fine!
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:26 PM
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57. Jackie's style and Eleanor's heart.
What a class act. Thanks for posting these.
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:30 PM
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58. Wow, just wow!!
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 06:08 PM
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59. BEAUTIFUL
THANKS so much! I just LOVE Michelle, actually I LOVE all the Obama's!!!!! :loveya:
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 07:02 PM
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60. Thank you so much for putting this together
I love Michelle and all these pics. I am so glad this family is in the White House. :fistbump:
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 01:00 AM
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61. FANTASTIC! Thank you nm
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