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    are not allowed to body surf.  Or dance.  Or move for that matter.  

    They are supposed to stand (or sit) and pose while looking adoringly at her husband.  

    Michelle's bare skin and muscles show us a woman who is not only comfortable in her own skin but who has a body which she uses and enjoys.  She also has a husband who is comfortable playing the role of the adoring spouse, which is what I think really is what drives a lot of pundits crazy.  The way the president looks at his wife tells us that he wants us to adore her just because of who she is, rather than because the "way" adores him by effacing herself. (as in the Reagan/Bush women).  

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