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Old 06-14-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Hmm. Wasn't there a huge discussion on a CD forum awhile ago - something about how Michelle had offended the British because she touched Queen Elizabeth. Apparently, the Queen was not offended and the two women have kept in touch by letter and telephone since the G20 summit.
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"There clearly is a personal warmth between the two of them," a royal source told Reuters on Sunday, referring to Michelle Obama, 45, and the 83-year-old monarch.
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When Michelle Obama made a private visit to the British capital last week with daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 8, they were given a private three-hour tour of Buckingham Palace, including a meeting with the queen.
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Despite their age difference, the two women are said to share a number of interests, including the countryside, gardening and clothes.
"It's a positive thing for relations between the two countries that the royal family and the president's family get along so well," the sources said.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Hangin' with the bears.
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I guess, despite the neocon's outrage, First Lady Obama touching Queen Elizabeth wasn't that big of a deal. In fact, it looks like the 'mutual' touching was because the Queen actually likes our First Lady. Hmmmm, imagine that.....
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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The Queen probably feels sorry for her.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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The Queen probably feels sorry for her.

Or maybe she is just curious.
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:34 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Good God. Why are reporters always trying to dig up (make up, create) some story to "prove" that Michelle Obama is liked by the public - and by other political leaders around the world?

Who cares?

Politicians (and royalty) are polite people. Whether they like the Obamas or not - so what?

In my lifetime, I have never known a First Lady who wasn't poised and well-accepted by other leaders around the world. Why anyone would even give a flip what others think about Michelle Obama is beyond silly. She is not an elected official, so who cares what anyone thinks about her.
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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Good God. Why are reporters always trying to dig up (make up, create) some story to "prove" that Michelle Obama is liked by the public - and by other political leaders around the world?

Who cares?

Politicians (and royalty) are polite people. Whether they like the Obamas or not - so what?

In my lifetime, I have never known a First Lady who wasn't poised and well-accepted by other leaders around the world. Why anyone would even give a flip what others think about Michelle Obama is beyond silly. She is not an elected official, so who cares what anyone thinks about her.

Simply because she is one step closer to The One.
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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Good God. Why are reporters always trying to dig up (make up, create) some story to "prove" that Michelle Obama is liked by the public - and by other political leaders around the world?
Probably for the same reason they have to dig up, make up, or create stories to "prove" that Michelle Obama or others in the Obama family have committed some shameful social or cultural faux pas.
This is 2009.
I'm sure nobody is going to have a heart attack or soil their drawers because Michelle "touched" the Queen, or because Barack "bowed to" some middle-eastern leader, etc.
People give credit for good intentions these days.
This is not 500 years ago, when well-intentioned visitors and embassadors were executed for not understanding the cultural customs of the land, and inadvertently offending some foreign leader as a result.
We're all human, and to err is human, and everybody who's worth a dang acknowledges that by now.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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What's really touching is this pic. of The Queen and Mrs. Obama arm in arm.
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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She did better than Romney.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:04 PM
 
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She did better than Romney.
Mitt's dancing horse did better than he did in Britain, (and his dancing horse didn't do so well).
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