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The Histrionics Over Michelle Obama’s Shorts

August 19, 2009 by  
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Why do we care if Michelle Obama wears shorts or not or her vacation?  Just because she’s the first lady she has no rights to be a wife, a mother, a woman? 

I had similar thoughts when Clinton got in trouble over his sexual escapades.  Whose business was it, ours or his wife’s?  His maneuvering under oath was our problem but who he has sex with or not, is his business.

What people do in their private lives is just that, private.  But somehow we feel we are entitled to know and participate in celebrities and politician’ lives through magazines and TV and to have opinions about people we don’t even know. Why is that?

Is it because we have lots of idle time that need to be filled up with anything?  Is it because we don’t want to look at our own lives?  Do we like through live vicariously through others?  Or is it because there is some type of empowerment when we get to criticize the rich and famous?

Whatever the answer is, I think we should start paying more attention to our selves, family and friends and leave others to worry about their own lives.

If Michelle Obama is on vacation with her husband and kids and they are going to 106 degree weather, it seems perfectly appropriate that she should be wearing shorts. 

It seems that the Obama family is trying their best to have some type of normalcy in their lives after all they have two small children.  So if Michelle Obama actually went to the desert wearing a formal suit that would seem strange to her family and that wouldn’t be okay. 

Anyway, as far as I’m concerned I don’t care how the Obamas lead their private lives as long as when in official capacity they perform with dignity and integrity.

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