From Flickr's Whitehouse Photostream, this charming piece of United States Government Work by official photographer Pete Souza. According to the photopage, this is from the Obamas' Yellowstone National Park jaunt on August 15. Obama and Sasha are choosing ice cream.
JammieWearingFool seems unhappy
because the Obama's named their dog Bo. Better safe than sorry. Had the
first family named their dog something like Allahu Akbark, it might
have been enough to send someone on a cop-killing spree.
Filling in over at Michelle Malkin's place (while Michelle takes a
few days off to get her bile ducts enlarged so they can handle a
heavier load) is minor league wingnut Doug Powers who, lacking any
one thing to hook onto, goes full metal Leno with painful results. Even the crickets are yawning.
by Damozel | Meanwhile, Michelle Obama continues to scandalize people who really don't get out enough with the sight of her bare arms.
The Washington Post reports that it has received hundreds of reader
complaints on the subject. A Chicago Tribune reader wrote of her outfit
during the president's congressional address: "Does the lady not
understand that these Big Speech Events are serious and important? Not
a cocktail party?"...
The first lady's view, according to
social secretary Desiree Rogers, is simple: "If I want to wear no
sleeves to hear my husband speak, that’s what I’m going to do." (Salon)
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by Damozel | So she should be....unamused, that is.
The company that makes Beanie Babies has introduced two new dolls, named Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia.....Ty released the foot-tall dolls as part of its TyGirlz Collection, and
they are featured prominently on the company’s Web site.... Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia are slender brown-skinned and
brown-eyed dolls that bear a resemblance to the 7- and 10-year-old
darlings who just moved into the White House (NYT)
The "mom-in-chief's" press secretary said, "“We feel it is inappropriate to use young, private citizens for marketing purposes.”" (NYT) "Meanwhile, Ty protests that this is all just a coincidence" and that the dolls Sasha and Malia "are in no way based on the Obama...Sasha and Malia." Sure they aren't. They just happen to be called "Sasha" and "Malia" because Ty likes the names! But why should Michelle mind so long as her girlz are in good company?