The first official photo of the First Family has been released, and does it look good! Taken by no less than Annie Leibovitz, the family photo was taken in the Green Room of the White House. If you want your own copy, visit The Official White House Photostream.
We know she’s got rythmn but we now we know that she sure has the moves…at least when it comes to hula hooping. Michelle Obama managed to 142 turns before the hula hoop fell. Now that is impressive!
The hula hooping was all part of the Healthy Kids Fair held at the White House South Lawn. The first lady also jumped rope and finished an obstacle course.
Photo courtesy of L’Express
Who doesn’t? Anyway, President Obama was being interviewed by CNBC’s John Harwood and during the pre-interview chatter (which is off the record), the talk inevitably turned to Kanye West’s stunt at the VMAs. When asked why he think Kanye did it, the President’s reply was a quick “He’s a jackass.”
The President quickly appealed to the reporters present to keep it off the record, as of course, people might get the wrong idea – he is president after all, and presidents are not really supposed to go around calling people names. Of course, you know how there is nothing secret in this town…some employees of the network overheard the remark through and immediately tweeted about it.
I say, let the President be – he is entitled to such remarks, too. PLUS he was not entirely wrong, was he?
Oprah seems to be a favorite for celebrity critics these days. First it was Chris Brow, now it’s Rev. Wright. Remember President Obama’s ex-pastor was interviewed by TMZ and he said that Oprah is merely an entertainer and that she cannot really help people because she doesn’t know anything about social policy. What’s with these people?
Senator Edward Kennedy passed away on Tuesday in his home. He was the last brother in the legendary Kennedy dynasty. He was much revered and respected all throughout the nation. President Obama said that he was one of the greatest US senators of all time. May he rest in peace.