Email This Post HomeHumorMichelle Obama Overexposed Amy Vansant March 11, 2013 Humor, Visuals 11 Comments Is Michelle Obama the ‘Madonna’ of First Ladies? The USA Today had an article asking of Michelle Obama was “overexposed.” Syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker was quoted calling Michelle Obama “the Madonna of First Ladies.” As far as I know Michelle Obama doesn’t eat 20 year old Latino boys for lunch, but I get what she’s saying. I can’t remember the last time a first lady read results on the Oscars. I dunno. I think Michelle Obama is fun. Normally first ladies are too stiff, rarely seen, or taking themselves way to seriously. But in all fairness, I did warn her about her new outfit… Author Recent Posts Amy VansantAmy Vansant is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author specializing in fun, funny fiction --- even the murder mysteries. Latest posts by Amy Vansant (see all) Cover Reveal (again), Reading Poll + 4 ways to win a kindle - June 25, 2020 Why I shouldn’t be allowed to decorate cakes, book giveaways and deals! - June 16, 2020 New Series Cover and Synopsis Reveal, Big Beach Reads Giveaway & More Reads - June 10, 2020 11 Responses Abby March 11, 2013 Ha. I’m very much NOT into politics–or grammatical correctness, evidently–but I love her. I think she would be a fun mom and friend and she’s not some old stiff who seems completely out of touch with reality. Again, I’m not into the whole political/celeb scene, but as far as first ladies go, we could do much worse. Hell, we have done much worse… 1 likes Reply Lance March 11, 2013 Personally, I dig her. She doesn’t take herself seriously, and she’s shattered that ugly “angry black woman” label that was attached to her in 2008. But dancing with Jimmy Fallon and announcing Best Picture? hmmm, yeah, that’s a little much. I love what she does with kids exercise and education. Maybe she just needs a better publicist. 0 likes Reply Christian at Point Counter-Point Point Point March 11, 2013 I like her a lot but when I saw her presenting during the Oscars my first thought was “Oh man she’s going to catch some flack for this.” 1 likes Reply Cadry March 11, 2013 I like her too, but I tend to agree that there’s way too much focus on the minutiae around her, like the blitz around her bangs. However, I wonder how much of that is fueled by the media and the internet, not Obama herself. I didn’t realize it either, but apparently Laura Bush was in a taped segment for the Academy Awards in 2002. President Reagan did a taped appearance while he was in office in ’81, and President Roosevelt spoke at the Oscars by way of radio in 1941. I think at this point no matter what Michelle does, there are people out there who will be quick to criticize her for it. 1 likes Reply Amy Vansant March 13, 2013 Interesting, I did not know about Laura Bush! Good, I can use that when my conservative parents start ranting about what an attention whore Michelle is. I need a parental control for Fox news on their tv. 1 likes Reply beduwen March 11, 2013 I think she is a class act, especially because she is a woman of accomplishment in her own right and not just the “little woman” standing by Obama’s side, dominated by his status. I did do a double take when she appeared at the Oscars, but then I thought, why not? It’s a big deal here in America, so why shouldn’t she be a part of it, being somewhat of a big deal herself. And if anyone but Madonna could pull off that look, Michelle could! 0 likes Reply Tiffany N. York March 11, 2013 The way I look at it is when you have the power and CAN do it, then do it! Where in the First Lady Rulebook does it say: No presenting at the Academy Awards and No wearing bangs? God, I’d make a crappy First Lady. 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant March 13, 2013 Agreed. I would have WAY too much fun as first lady, too. Would it be too much to put my face up on Rushmore, just to break up the sausage fest? 0 likes Reply Tiffany N. York March 13, 2013 LOL “sausage fest!” I MUST find 5 ways to use that in a sentence today! 0 likes SarcasticNinja March 12, 2013 I think it’s a fair balance of Doing Good for the Country and Having Fun Herself. Also more First Ladies should dance on the late night comedy circuit. 1 likes Reply bschooled March 20, 2013 This makes me want to be a less politically-ignorant Canadian. 0 likes Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Add me to Amy Vansant's Humor Newsletter!