Monday, May 9, 2011

Could Mamie Eisenhower Do "The Dougie"?

This is old news by now, but I'm still so excited by it, I just had to share. Last week, as part of her "Let's Move!" initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama danced during an event at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, DC.

While she had initially promised that she would stay on the sidelines because she didn't want to be the center of attention, apparently the siren call of Beyonce's Move Your Body proved too much, because she proceeded to dance "The Dougie" and "The Running Man" along with the students.

And she danced well.

Sarah Palin may criticize Mrs. Obama's drive to get children to eat healthier and exercise, but in my entire life, I have never seen a casually dressed First Lady energetically dance along with enthusiastic children. Her ability to never forget that she was just a "regular" person a few short years ago is one of the most appealing things about Michelle Obama, and we are truly privileged to have her as First Lady.

Think what you want about the President, but this is pretty awesome. I hope future first ladies (or gentlemen) follow in her footsteps in terms of relatability.

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