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So here we are again. The biggest scandal to hit the White House: How much skin is really in?

Hours upon hours have been spent talking about what a first lady should or should not wear. First, it was whether or not she had the right to “bare arms,” and now, pictures of Michelle wearing “short” shorts while on holiday with her family during yesterday’s trip to the Grand Canyon are sparking a similar debate. While most women would agree that shorts (at any length) are often tough to pull off, I think we should line up with hands raised to offer her a high five. And since she is gifted with those long legs, I beg the question — wouldn't all shorts be "short" on her?


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Do you feel it is okay for the first lady to wear shorts? I don't get the big deal. She's still human, she still wants comfort, and she wasn't showing her butt.
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If this is the biggest scandal the usual bunch of scandalmongers can dig up......
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Good grief. Everyone wears shorts at the GC. It's 100+ degrees there. I think it's A-ok. And for the record, I like to see Barrack in his button down shirts with no tie and rolled sleeves. I can relate to that. I don't relate to suits and evening gowns. I think it would be really cool to have a presidency where nobody made a fashion plate out of the First Lady. I'm not interested in Michelle's wardrobe. I *am* interested in what her platform is going to be. Have they talked about that yet? Like we've had drugs for Nancy, Literacy was it, for Barbara and Habitat for Humanity for Roslyn. What's Michelle going to stand for??

Good post Peg. :)
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Good grief, it is high 90s and humid here! She looks good in them, leave her alone! How silly, there are more important things going on in Washington DC than this.

Red, I think Michelle originally said there was program she was going to be active in, it was for students and goal oriented for going to college. I do not remember the name of it right now, but it looked like a good thing for her to champion as her cause.
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I think she looks hot!

and she is in Arizona for gods sakes, its hotter than hell there.
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The media must have nothing else to do. To call those ‘short shorts’ is ridiculous. What would they like her to wear?
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Peg;1232013 wrote: Link



Do you feel it is okay for the first lady to wear shorts? I don't get the big deal. She's still human, she still wants comfort, and she wasn't showing her butt.
Well playing devil's advocate, "she" is not the only "First Lady' to ever encounter hot temps!

There should be some amount of decorum for her esteemed position that she knows photos will be (has been) displayed all over the world. Possibly "caprie's" might have been a better choice, to strike a happy medium! :-2
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She would look like an idiot if she wore anything else but SHORTS at the Grand Canyon I have been there it is hot and its dirt you can't get around it in a dress. ;)
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mikeinie;1232036 wrote: The media must have nothing else to do. To call those ‘short shorts’ is ridiculous. What would they like her to wear?


your right, those are far from short shorts!:yh_rotfl:yh_rotfl

ahhhhhhhh the media is up to no good again!:mad:
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Odie;1232044 wrote: your right, those are far from short shorts!:yh_rotfl:yh_rotfl

ahhhhhhhh the media is up to no good again!:mad:


Correct, now these are short shorts:


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I can't wait to see her in a bikini..:D
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Please. No photos of Hillary in short shorts. Or Barny Franks.
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The media obs is bored or the religious right are having a field day with this stupid subject. I've been wearing shorts since April...its effing hot! I'm sure Hannity/Fox will have a field day with this dumb subject.:-5
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mikeinie;1232061 wrote: Correct, now these are short shorts:





you weren't supposed to show that pic of me!:sneaky:
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qsducks;1232081 wrote: The media obs is bored or the religious right are having a field day with this stupid subject. I've been wearing shorts since April...its effing hot! I'm sure Hannity/Fox will have a field day with this dumb subject.:-5


Most fundamentalists seem to want to cover up women - purely for their own protection of course.
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First ladies knees showing....that is really pushing the envelope.
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AussiePam;1232305 wrote: This is much nicer!! More seemly, less see-ly, altogether... Might be a bit hot, but definitely cooler than roasting in hell fire.


oh god please no, I have enough of those here!:mad:
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Women should be silent. So, try to type quietly, please.
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AussiePam;1232310 wrote: Women should be silent. So, try to type quietly, please.


we will use a silencer on the men.:sneaky:
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AussiePam;1232310 wrote: Women should be silent. So, try to type quietly, please.


I have yet to experience that particular phenomenon.
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The Second Amendment, beloved of our American ForumGardeners, apparently gave men the right to bare arms. It most decidedly did not give women the right to bare knees.
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There was a poll on TV. 83% thought it was fine for Michelle to wear shorts.
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Peg;1232439 wrote: There was a poll on TV. 83% thought it was fine for Michelle to wear shorts.


And what did the other 17% say?
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AussiePam;1232305 wrote: ---


Somebody was telling me they see these women on the beaches covered head to toe & then decide to go with swimming in these get ups...of course the life guards have to go in and save them.:-5
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qsducks;1232442 wrote: And what did the other 17% say?


They thought shorts were inappropriate for the first lady to wear.
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So when Prez Clinton did his cigar bit in the Oval Office, with a woman who wasn't his wife, instead of thinking he disgraced the nation, people said what he did was his own business. Yet a president's wife wears a modest pair of shorts to the Arizona desert in the middle of August and people have issue with that.

:thinking:
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Peg;1232446 wrote: They thought shorts were inappropriate for the first lady to wear.


What's she supposed to wear? An evening gown?:thinking:
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qsducks;1232448 wrote: What's she supposed to wear? An evening gown?:thinking:


I wish I knew what they thought she should wear.
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Peg;1232452 wrote: I wish I knew what they thought she should wear.


That muslin get up from head to toe:wah:.
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RedGlitter;1232447 wrote: So when Prez Clinton did his cigar bit in the Oval Office, with a woman who wasn't his wife, instead of thinking he disgraced the nation, people said what he did was his own business. Yet a president's wife wears a modest pair of shorts to the Arizona desert in the middle of August and people have issue with that.

:thinking:


The conservatives are bored outta their minds this week or somebody is.:wah:
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Seems like a curiously American controversy.

Here we have Kim Campbell, Prime Minister of Canada for a brief time in 1992, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, on a recent fishing trip, and Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany :

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Richard Bell;1232602 wrote: Seems like a curiously American controversy.

Here we have Kim Campbell, Prime Minister of Canada for a brief time in 1992, and Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, on a recent fishing trip.


He has man boobs:wah:
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I think she looks great....just can't understand what all the fuss is about.
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qsducks;1232604 wrote: He has man boobs:wah:


Dude's 56 years old. Pretty fit, I'd say.

Must be his KGB exercise routine.
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Richard Bell;1232608 wrote: Dude's 56 years old. Pretty fit, I'd say.

Must be his KGB exercise routine.


:yh_rotfl:yh_rotfl Well, I think both him & Michelle having nothing to worry about...they are both good looking for their ages.
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What did they expect the lady to wear, she dressed appropriately for the heat. I bet the new reporters don't look that good in shorts, or why keep talking about it?
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chonsigirl;1232611 wrote: What did they expect the lady to wear, she dressed appropriately for the heat. I bet the new reporters don't look that good in shorts, or why keep talking about it?


And we all know that Laura Bush would never wear shorts in public...too frumpy:wah:
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AussiePam;1232015 wrote: If this is the biggest scandal the usual bunch of scandalmongers can dig up......


Zigackley! Ferpectly right!

Jeez folks, it's not like she flashed her butt at anyone.......let's be sensible. As for the President running around with the jacket off and rolled up sleeves.....sorry but I feel that it's not showing the proper respect for the position. Behind closed doors with no meeting going on.....fine. But when in public, the President represents the United States......just my $.02
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cigar898;1232638 wrote: Zigackley! Ferpectly right!

Jeez folks, it's not like she flashed her butt at anyone.......let's be sensible. As for the President running around with the jacket off and rolled up sleeves.....sorry but I feel that it's not showing the proper respect for the position. Behind closed doors with no meeting going on.....fine. But when in public, the President represents the United States......just my $.02


No, he should sweat to death in a suit?
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qsducks;1232642 wrote: No, he should sweat to death in a suit?


Do you honestly think he is without A/C wherever he goes....come on.
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cigar898;1232645 wrote: Do you honestly think he is without A/C wherever he goes....come on.


I don't know what part of the USA your from...but it is disgusting in Philly & most politicians walk around with their shirt sleeves rolled up here in the summer.
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qsducks;1232766 wrote: I don't know what part of the USA your from...but it is disgusting in Philly & most politicians walk around with their shirt sleeves rolled up here in the summer.
"O" is not just a common politician, he's the Prez of the USA, & "M" is just not a philly from Philly, she's the first lady of the US of A! Their positions require some amount of decorum in public, it kinda goes with the territory.
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cars;1232772 wrote: "O" is not just a common politician, he's the Prez of the USA, & "M" is just not a philly from Philly, she's the first lady of the US of A! Their positions require some amount of decorum in public, it kinda goes with the territory.


Than explain that to the 84% of Americans who don't give a crap what Michele wears to the Grand Canyon...:wah:
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qsducks;1232775 wrote: Than explain that to the 84% of Americans who don't give a crap what Michele wears to the Grand Canyon...:wah:
They're entitled to their opinion! :D
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cars;1232779 wrote: They're entitled to their opinion! :D
Yes they are..but they only account for 17% of the USA who think of this stupid subject
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qsducks;1232781 wrote: Yes they are..but they only account for 17% of the USA who think of this stupid subject
She can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but she can't please all of the people all of the time! :wah:
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Well, I would rather see my president's wife in suitable clothes that even I would wear rather than another fancyass dress or evening gown that costs more than my monthly house payment. :)
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RedGlitter;1232786 wrote: Well, I would rather see my president's wife in suitable clothes that even I would wear rather than another fancyass dress or evening gown that costs more than my monthly house payment. :)
The cost of the attire doesn't seem to really be in question, it's the amount of attire that they're questioning.
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cars;1232782 wrote: She can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but she can't please all of the people all of the time! :wah:


It's great she's comfortable with whatever she wears and doesn't give a damn what her critics say.

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