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Mr. Manners: What Obama Teaches Us About Excellent Etiquette (SLIDESHOW)

05/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Anna Post Great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post and author

Most public figures learn to dread what photographs might reveal about them, but President and Mrs. Obama make the grade as ambassadors for our country. Their exemplary manners are caught on camera repeatedly enough to clearly be habit and not just for show. After all, manners aren't just for special occasions--though the Obamas attend plenty of those. The best manners come through seamlessly in the little things that make up everyday life, as shown in the many examples below.

Obama Manners