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09/24/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Forget the Right to Bare Arms, Everyone Is Talking about Michelle's Right to Bare Legs


Pictured: Mrs. O in her vacation shorts. Scandalous or normal living?

Did
you know that there were actually polls on the Internet this week
talking about if Michelle Obama should've worn shorts on her recent
trip to the Grand Canyon?   I've said before that Mrs. O is a recessionista, with her clothes from the Gap, J. Crew and H&M.  So it seems that her shorts were just a natural evolution of her style.  Sure, she is the First Lady, but it's been
hotter than Hades (old world term for Hell) there and around most of
the country. So yes, I think she had the right to be comfortable.
According to  Huffington Post, they received 13,000 opinions on
Michelle's shorts. In their survey , 59% of readers said she was
looking just fine in those shorts. Some readers thought maybe the
shorts could've been longer, but c'mon she wasn't running around in
Daisy Dukes ala Jessica Simpson.

What I found even funnier than
Michelle wearing the shorts, was President Obama not wearing them. He
knew what might happen after the tempest in a teapot unleashed over his
"Mom Jeans." There he was standing overlooking the Grand Canyon in 100
degree temps in his long pants. I mean this is out there in Arizona
people! That's the desert. Being President is a lonely thing. I mean
the guy literally has to sweat it out in the court of public opinion.


The President stays covered up even in Arizona

Readers: do you wear shorts in the summer? Do you think that world leaders should be allowed to wear shorts? I think JFK wore them when he went sailing off Cape Cod.


PS--If I had Michelle's legs, I would be wearing the shorts! :)