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Michelle Obama’s Articulate Arms, And Verbose Thumbs

by | 13th, March 2009

THAT Michelle Obama sure has two great arms, one on each side of the great body. And the wrists. But not the thumbs. Never the thumbs:

Robin Givhan in the New Yorker:

They are not outlandishly sinewy Madonnaesque limbs. Obama’s athletic arms are achievable—in between the kids’ soccer practice, the executive suite, and the grocery store. Those arms represent personal time. They are evidence of a forty-five-year-old woman’s refusal to give up every free moment in service to husband, kids, and all the nagging distractions that could have filled her days and left her tuning in to “Oprah,” trying to figure out how she’d lost herself along the way. The arms imply vanity and power: two things that make many women uncomfortable and yet are fundamental to self-confidence.

Spotter: Althouse

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