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First Lady Michelle Obama not baring arms today. Some outfit.

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First Lady Michelle Obama with Tammy Duckworth in the background. Duckworth, Illinois Veterans Affairs Chief, is going to be nominated by President Obama for a post at the Veterans Administration.

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First Lady Michelle Obama with Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, USAF, Retired President of the Board of Directors of the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation.

CHICAGO--First Lady Michelle Obama--who has appeared sleeveless in public these past weeks despite the chill, finally is dressing winter. On Tuesday, at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Center at Arlington Cemetery is bundled up in a very fashion forward outfit.

I can't pass along any information about the designer or if this is off the rack. I asked the First Lady's office and was told, "We release for big events - not everyday."

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Seriously Lynn who cares? Come on its not going to be a fashion report everytime she goes in public. The outfit is not that great.

I can appreciate her originality in her style, she is a woman that has arrived and GOD had delivered!!! Continue to be the classy, elegant, down to earth, grounded wife and mother and First Lady that you are!!! And america, those of you that can't handle it get over it!!!


I'm glad her arms are covered. If she is sleevless in the White House all winter, she is wasting our tax dollars. Living in Maine we were told if we don't need a sweater during winter months we are wasting our resources.

Michelle has appalling style starting with the Black Widow dress she wore to the victory party. On TV this current outfit came across as a clown outfit. Very unflattering. Jackie O she is not.

MICHELLE OBAMA CAN WEAR WHAT EVER SHE WANTS SHE IS THE FRIST LADY IN THE SUMMER TIME SHE WILLWEAR WINTER CLOTHES. LOL ANYWAY AM SURE THAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS VERY WARM IN THERE.

I agree with anonymous and sick of the cleavage.

I cannot believe the kerfuffle about this. While I stand by my opinion that sleeveless is unseasonal for a business occasion in winter, this is much ado about nothing.

I'm sure our First Lady is not dressing for our constant approval. I think she belives that we have a life and a style of our own to attend to without holding her up as our guide. It's kind of funny, wonder what's in your closets and who's watching you every SINGLE day judging your choices...The scoop from Washington????

ISN'T IT COMICAL, NOW THIS FIRST LADY IS AN
ATTORNEY, AND SOME DON'T THINK SHE KNOWS HOW TO
DRESS, SHAME ON YOU FOR THINKING THIS WAY!
MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL, IVY LEAGUE UNDERGRAD DEGREE,
IVY LEAGUE LAW DEGREE AND SOME DON'T THINK MRS.
OBAMA DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO DRESS!
WELL I SAY - GET A LIFE AND FOCUS ON YOURSELF!
MRS. OBAMA KNOWS WHAT SHE IS DOING, DO YOU?
JUST ASKING?

I don't like her style. I think showing too much skin is not a good example to show to our teenage girls. It sends the wrong signal to men. Our teenage girls already see this type of fashion in Hollywood stars and we know what happens to most of them. Our girls need good role models that dress properly and are still beautiful.

I don't have a problem with sleeveless, except for events like last week's speech.

I'm curious about the cost of the designer outfits -- because she's not wearing all J. Crew -- and who's paying for them. While I think it's great Michelle wants to be fashionable and I applaud her, I think the emphasis on her clothes, especially constant mention of designers, might be a wee insensitive during this economy. It was a little much to see her social secretary front row at a NYC fashion show.

I hope we move on from fashion coverage.

ALL OF YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE. DON'T YOU HAVE BIGGER PROBLEMS TO WORRY ABOUT..eg, YOUR OWN LIFE.

Hey Anonymous

Check this out:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bonnie-fuller/michelle-obamas-sleevegat_b_171172.html

Jackie O. . .sleeveless. (shameful in the 60's??)

Oh, and get a life . . . Michelle Obama dresses appropriately, but more importantly is an intelligent, well educated women. How does Ivy League education sound to "our teenage girls?" Sure beats 'beauty queen'!

This article is what is wrong with the media today, whether or not she bears arms or not has nothing to do with the day to day lives of Americans. However, although there was hardly any reporting done on this by the Republican main stream media, it was George Bush who pushed for minority home buying.... not Clinton as they love to distort about and gave Speculators the go ahead to get minorities to buy homes in the hundreds of thousands.


Source: Dateline: 06/18/02

"Calling a home the "foundation for families and a source of stability for communities," President Bush has proposed three new initiatives designed to enhance existing federal home buyer assistance programs by helping African- and Hispanic-Americans buy homes. According to the White House, fewer than half of all African and Hispanic Americans currently own their homes, compared to nearly three-fourths of white Americans. "We must begin to close this homeownership gap by dismantling the barriers that prevent minorities from owning a piece of the American dream," said the President in a nationwide radio address. To close the homeownership gap, President Bush proposed legislation funding the following new initiatives:

American Dream Down Payment Fund
This program would provide money to qualified low-income families to assist in making the down payment on a home. "The single greatest hurdle to first time homeownership is a high down payment requirement that can put a home out of reach," said President Bush. White House analysts estimate that the American Dream Fund will assist some 40,000 low-income families annually in making down payments on homes.

Tax Credits to Create Affordable Housing
This proposed initiative would provide home-builders and developers with nearly $2.4 billion in tax credits for building affordable single-family housing in distressed areas. The tax credits would help make 200,000 new affordable homes available to low-income buyers over the next five years.

Home Buyer Education
To assist home buyers deal with the complexity and difficulty of the purchasing process, this program would provide funds to agencies working to better educated first-time home buyers. Consumers would be advised of their rights and responsibilities as home buyers, and trained to recognize and avoid abusive and unscrupulous lending practices. "Financial education and housing counseling can help protect home buyers against abuses, greatly improve the loan terms they are offered, and help families get through tough times with their homes intact," said President Bush "Owning a home lies at the heart of the American dream," Bush said. "My approach to broadening home ownership focuses on empowering people to help themselves and to help one another."

http://usgovinfo.about.com/library/weekly/aa061902a.htm

And because there were no Regulations to protect said homebuyers who had a balloon interest at the end, well we see what has happened, and they still want to blame the homebuyers instead of the scam perpetrated by lenders who first lowered interest rates to put people into homes then raised their interest rates so they could no longer afford their homes. Someone should go to jail for this!

Its really sad that the first lady can't be herself and wear what she wants, that's what is wrong with America, we are to busy minding others peoples business. I am beginning to wonder if theres not more jealousy because she is an independant black woman who happens to be married to the President of the United States.

I think Mrs.Michelle Obama is a fashionable lady and plus she's young so she looks fine to me. Keep it up Mrs.Obama you are a wonderful lady and I love seeing you on tv. Don't worry about what people say because they'll contiune to talk no matter what, you stay the same as always. Your husband and children love you keep up the good work...

we are not talking here about the cloth but the man inside the cloth. as long as sheis Godly that's ok. my dear dress the way you choose.

let the damn lady were what the hell she wants to wear she first lady give her a damn break she just got in the gane and its comments on her already damn can all the haters just stop, shes first lady let her do her!!!!!and let the shit go!!!!!!!!!!

I am really surprised at the old biddys who comment on michelle supposedly showing off too much skin. since when did baring your arms qualify as showing too much skin? Are we in Saudi Arabia or America? The old biddy/religious Fundamentalist who said Michelle is showing off her skin needs to go back to praying and get off the internet cos I can only see her in a nuns habit (@ anonymous). Our first lady is all the epitome of role model any teenage needs. Smart, Exceedingly well educated. Married, First lady, has children but is not frumpy, and beautiful and calm. I may not wear her clothes myself, but she is not me and I am not her. No she is not Jackie O. Jackie O is Jackie O. Michelle O is Michelle O. get that.

she liiks great with those dresses!!

DEAR/michelleobama youhave a nice family BARACK OBAMA IS THE BEST PRESI

Who is the fool (sunny grace) asking who is paying for our First Lady designer's clothes? I guess you were not paying attention to her salary BEFORE she became the First Lady.......$300k yearly...

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