Make no mistake about America’s newest first lady killed on her first official trip to Europe. Long gone was the dour expressions of the Bushes who looked like they would rather be anyplace except where they were. The Obamas obviously took delight their new roles on the world stage, and I for one am glad because of it.
The first lady not only delighted the high born but also delighted the “low” born. What a wonderful moment to watch Mrs. Obama talk to those school girls in London, her mere presence demonstrating to them that no goal is too high for them to aspire to, her wrapping in them in warmth, telling them that being smart and working hard is “cool”. These events and these images may seem like small things to many people, but make mistake about it, Mrs. Obama presence had just as great effect on the mood of Europe as the words her husband delivered. Don’t believe what the repugs want you to believe, Europe wants to like America, as painful as the past 8 years have been for us on this side of the Atlantic they were equally oppressive for those on the other side of the pond.
Thank you Mrs. Obama, you did us proud!