FLOTUS To The Rescue
In keeping with my current laziness, I’m outsourcing this post to the British press.
The London Evening Standard:
She’s a winner: Michelle Obama raises her arms in delight as David Beckham applauds during a football game with children as part of the Let’s Move-London event at Winfield House Picture: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages
The Daily Mail is also on the case:
Support: Mrs Obama said it was ‘otherwordly’ for her to be in London to watch America’s top athletes compete on the world stage
As is the Telegraph:
Michelle Obama boosts US athletes at Games
US First Lady Michelle Obama poses with members of the US Olympic team as she visits their base in east London today on the eve of the Games. Picture: AFP Source: AFP
The next scheduled international diplomatic atrocity will be when Michelle meets up with the Queen for another cuddling session. HotAir, Big Government, and Dan Riehl are bulk ordering fainting couches and specially designed spitting-dummies.
More pics and words at the links.
And if you want an open thread, have at it.
More: WAY too much information from Today in London:
The Romneys have a direct connection to the competition, as Ann Romney’s horse, Rafalca, will compete in the Olympic event of dressage.
“Watching my horse, it’s like watching your children play sports,’’ Ann told Lauer. “I know every move that she makes, I know when she makes mistakes, I know what her weaknesses are, I know where she may lose the confidence of the rider a little bit. It is nerve-wracking.’’
Mitt will not watch his wife’s horse compete due to his schedule during the diplomatic visit, but he knows her passion for the competition. He joked that one year his sons gave him a rubber horse mask to wear so that Ann would pay more attention to him.
In his NBC interview last night at the Tower of London, Mitt Romney down-played the whole thing: “I have to tell you, this is Ann’s sport. I’m not even sure which day the sport goes on… I will not be watching the event.”
Maybe it should be a new event at the 2016 Games?