Michelle and the President Meet Europe Starting Tuesday

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, First Lady of the United States

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, First Lady of the United States

I couldn’t let this photo go by without showing it on this blog. I found it on Black Girl Blogging, another WordPress blog. It’s probably appeared elsewhere on Blackblogistan, and more likely in a magazine, but I have never seen it until tonight.

Our magnificent, fierce sista in the White House arrives in London with her husband the President to meet the world–or to be more precise, the G20. Representing! And London is going crazy with anticipation and excitement:

The British press in particular has followed Michelle Obama’s every move breathlessly, from her dresses to the “kitchen garden” behind the White House. One London paper tracked down her high-school prom date. Another asked plaintively, “Why Doesn’t the UK Have a Michelle Obama?”

It will be interesting to see how she relates to and is received by the other First Ladies expected to accompany their husbands. (I’d say, watch that Frenchwoman, Carla Bruni Sarkozy…although she claims to admire Michelle.)

She also becomes the first black First Lady to have tea with Her Majesty The Queen, along with the President. It is not known how many other royals will be present.

This is not to detract from the demonstrations planned for the G20. I am certainly in favor of them, so long as they are peaceful. At the same time, however, I also know that history is being made in yet another manner. There can be satisfaction in both.

For further details about the Obamas’ European visit(s), go to This Week With Barack Obama, hosted by Iceberg Slim.

~ by blksista on March 29, 2009.

2 Responses to “Michelle and the President Meet Europe Starting Tuesday”

  1. I have to admit, I can’t wait!!! Can’t wait to see the First Couple step off Air Force One in Europe.


  2. I love this image of The Fierce Ms. Magnificent in Blue! Bout to beam it all over FB to all my buds. Yes, a very important moment in history. Thanks for sharing, and commemorating it in style.

    A Former Fellow Isthmyn
    (PS Stay warm!)


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