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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 08:54 AM

 

First Lady's Olympic 'Moves'

London Evening Standard: As a lesson in good natured statesmanship – if not to say simple manners – it was a masterclass.

For Michelle Obama cast aside stuffy protocol to join in the fun and games to celebrate today’s opening of the Olympic games with more than 1,000 children.

The First Lady met the children – most of them from U.S. military families – in the grounds of Winfield House, the official residence of the U.S. ambassador in London…





First Lady Michelle Obama is picked up by U.S. Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova during a greet with Team USA Olympic athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, at the U.S. Olympic Training Facility at the University of East London July 27. (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)




First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Joshua Wilkins-Waldron during a “Let’s Move! London” event at Winfield House in London, England, July 27, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)




First Lady Michelle Obama greets former Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders, right, and her children, Skye and Robert, following a “Let’s Move! London” event at Winfield House in London (Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)




First Lady Michelle Obama runs at an activity station during a “Let’s Move! London” event at Winfield House in London, England, July 27, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)




First Lady Michelle Obama hugs former Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin during a “Let’s Move! London” event at Winfield House in London, England, July 27, 2012. Olympic short track speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno, orange looks on. (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)




First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a tug of war competition at an activity station during a “Let’s Move! London” event at Winfield House in London, England, July 27, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)




First Lady Michelle Obama signs memorabilia as she greets participants during a “Let’s Move! London” event at Winfield House in London, England, July 27, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)




WH photo collection: http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/photogallery/first-lady-leads-presidential-delegation-2012-olympic-games-london

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bigtree Jul 2012 OP
malaise Jul 2012 #1
Tennessee Gal Jul 2012 #2
lunatica Jul 2012 #3
kaiden Jul 2012 #4
CrispyQ Jul 2012 #5
lamp_shade Jul 2012 #6
ananda Jul 2012 #7
alcibiades_mystery Jul 2012 #8
ljm2002 Jul 2012 #9
AllyCat Jul 2012 #10
Berlum Jul 2012 #11
The Wielding Truth Jul 2012 #12
onethatcares Jul 2012 #13
SaveAmerica Jul 2012 #14
reformist2 Jul 2012 #15
riverbendviewgal Jul 2012 #16
MrMickeysMom Jul 2012 #17
Scurrilous Jul 2012 #18

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 08:56 AM

1. Lovely

Thanks

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:00 AM

2. She brings joy wherever she goes!

She is a treasure!

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:02 AM

3. She's the first of her kind of First Lady in more ways than one

I can easily imagine Eleanor Roosevelt beaming her approval.

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:03 AM

4. That second photo! What a beautiful, compassionate, fun First Lady!

She is America's best asset.

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:06 AM

5. That third one is fantastic!

She is lovely!

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:12 AM

6. I Love Her So Much.

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:20 AM

7. I love that she's not afraid to touch and get physical.

Cool!

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:24 AM

8. Much like Hillary, this FLOTUS could easily run for and win office herself

 

She's wicked smaaaht, too.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:28 AM

9. She is just a great First Lady!

I've never seen anything like it. Jackie Kennedy had a wonderful flair, to be sure, but she could never have loosened up in this way. I've liked most of our First Ladies, even the Republican ones, with a couple of exceptions who will remain unmentioned. But Michelle Obama is just a wonder to behold in the role, and I'm glad we have her as our ambassador to the Olympics and of course, in general.

K&R

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:41 AM

10. Look at the smiles on every face!

What fun and great memories for the participants.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:48 AM

11. Grace and intelligence

Michele - with all her honest and dynamic charm and intelligence - embodies and expresses
a wide range of holy graces and goodness.
No wonder the shrunken-soul Republicans hate her.

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 10:18 AM

12. That's Our First Lady!

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 11:24 AM

13. I don't think anyone was bussed in

and made to participate in any of this. The smiles are the ones that come from the heart.

We have a great FLOTUS.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 11:25 AM

14. She's precious! The one with her forehead against the boy's made me tear up

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 11:26 AM

15. She's fun - and I like that she wears whatever she wants!

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 11:36 AM

16. She is so REAL

and seems to really enjoy being with the children. Her husband is just as real and at ease with children....There is definitely no stiffness to interact with anyone.

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 11:41 AM

17. Is there anyone better than Michelle?

Seriously, all you previous Stepford wives of the White House... eat her dust...

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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 11:26 PM

18. Thanks.

K & R

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