Even for a celebrity first lady who consistently out-polls her husband and everybody else in Washington, Saturday’s Washington Post review of her much-publicized “guns” hit a new level of coverage for her fit, model looks.
“It's true what they say about Michelle Obama. She has amazing arms,” wrote restaurant reviewer Tom Sietsema, who was seated near the first lady at the 14th Street Spanish restaurant Barcelona Thursday night.
“Clearly the first lady works out, clearly she moisturizes and clearly L’Oréal should hire her as its pitchwoman after she leaves 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.,” he wrote in Saturday’s paper, adding: “Ma’am, you rock.”
Obama's fit looks, and especially her arms, have been the subject of media scrutiny and praise for years. There is even a blog titled, “Michelle Obama's Arms.”
Apparently, seeing them in pictures is one thing. In person, well, that’s something different, as the well-respected reviewer expressed in his story:
“As soon as I sat down, I spotted the reason for the abundant security. Even with her back to the crowd, the FLOTUS’s sleek coif, sleeveless dress (turquoise) and model posture gave away her identity.
“My first instinct was to tweet the sighting -- #TheSheBearIsLoose. My second impulse was to give the first lady, who enjoyed wine and dessert during dinner, her privacy. As it should, my news sense prevailed.
“I had a third thought, too: Draped across a companion’s chair, Michelle Obama’s arm was the best review Solidcore — the workout studio that the first lady reportedly frequents — could ever hope for.”Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com.