Born to run (the US)

December 7, 2009

The Kennedy Center was abuzz last night with yet another red carpet event–who needs LA when you’ve got the glitterati visiting DC every week?  The Honors went to Bruce Springsteen, Robert De Niro, Mel Brooks, Grace Bumbry, and Dave Brubeck.  Attendees included everyone from Eddie Vedder to Nancy Pelosi to Mikhail Baryshnikov. 

Of course, the First Couple were in attendance looking glam as ever.  At the reception, Obama showed some respect, saying “On a day like this remember, I’m the president, but he’s the Boss.” 

Lovely, as usual! (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst, US Politics Entertainment)

Hillary's in heaven--who wouldn't be when sandwiched between the Taxi Driver and the Boss! (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Just remember who the REAL Boss is... (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

Even Wonder Woman made an appearance! (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

MODOC and FLODOC-Mayor and First Lady of the District of Columbia, of course! (Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Can you tell FLOTUS how to get to Sesame Street?

November 12, 2009

The First Lady didn’t need directions since she celebrated Sesame Street’s 40th birthday this week, joining the ranks of other First Ladies  who’ve visited the famous address including Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush.  The segment, taped in May, focused on gardening and healthy eating.  FLOTUS talked with Elmo and other Sesame Street children, not to mention Big Bird, who exclaimed that he and Michelle must be related, since they’re both tall and eat seeds.  At nearly 76 years and strong, Big Bird’s puppeteer Caroll Spinney must be doing something right! 

Even Fruit Cookie Monster has been jumping on the health-bandwagon:

Bo and I are surrounded!

October 22, 2009

Our POTUS granted an interview with NBC yesterday, and spoke at length about the role of women and the sacrifices they must make.  He talked about Michelle, in particular, balancing work and family, and how he had to work through his “obtuseness” regarding the relative burdens of having a family, especially in a household full of women.   *Sigh*  If only all men were so introspective!

As the interview points out, Obama won the female vote during the presidential election, and one of this first acts as president was to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act

Did Nancy note get the "women wear red" memo? (AP/Ron Edmonds)

Did Nancy not get the "women wear red" memo? (AP/Ron Edmonds)

POTUS defended himself against accusations about his recent “sexist” all-men basketball game, responding, “I think this is bunk.”

"Fine, I'll invite Hillary to play next time." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

"Fine, I'll invite Hillary to play next time." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)