The FLOTUS Watch: This Week In Michelle Obama

OBABL has for some time resisted reporting on our ubiquitous First Lady, but alas, we can resist the urge no longer.  

Guess who showed up as #93 on Maxim Magazine’s “Hot 100.”  Considering that most of the women are baring a little more than their biceps, Mrs. Obama’s ranking is quite impressive.  From Maxim:

He may be dealing with two wars, an economic meltdown, and a rapidly graying dome, but at least our Commander in Chief gets to come home to the hottest First Lady in the history of these United States. (Sorry, Martha Washington!)

The former associate explains once again why she left BigLaw.  In a nutshell, she felt she could contribute more to society than another billable hour.  From The Chicago Sun-Times:

I went from college to law school to a big ol’ fancy law firm where I was making more money than both of my parents combined. I thought I had arrived. I was working on the 47th floor of one of the largest buildings in the city of Chicago. And I thought, well, I must be doing okay.

But then several things happened over the course of my life in a year to make me stop and actually think for the first time about what I wanted. I lost my father. I lost one of my good friends to cancer suddenly. She was in her mid-20s when she died. And I thought that — for the first time I had to think about life and the life that I was building for myself, and I had to ask myself whether, if I died tomorrow, would I want this to be my legacy, working in a corporate firm, working for big companies? And when I asked myself the question, the resounding answer was, absolutely not. This isn’t what I want to leave behind, this isn’t why I went to Princeton and Harvard, this isn’t why I was doing what I was doing. I thought I had more to give.

Mrs. Obama encourages the audience to be “loose” during the first ever White House Jazzy Poetry slam.

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