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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Washington Post hearts Michelle Obama

Washington Post blogger Judith Howard Ellis gets the vapours and writes a love letter to the US First Lady:
The film characters she reminds me more of include a bunch of the classy black and white women from the past that some Republicans so love to glorify. She ranks with the iconic and trailblazing Ruby Dee, Lena Horne and Suzette Harbin because she is a woman who simply knows how to be. There are also aspects of her that make me think of spirited Katharine Hepburn in Holiday, elegant Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca, wise and proud Greer Garson in The Valley of Decision, and adventurous Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Michelle Obama is not any of these characters, of course, but bears traces of the universal characteristics these women brought to life. As the first lady said today, she’s “just trying to be me, and I just hope that over time, that people get to know me.”
I'm a fan of Katharine Hepburn. I know Katharine Hepburn. Madam, you're no Katharine Hepburn.

"She's a woman who simply knows how to be"? Good grief.

2 comments:

onefineguy said...

Michelle Obama has Bette Davis eyes

Thucydides said...

No, she resembles Marie Antoinette