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Interesting that the rest of the Obama family watched Michelle’s convention speech in The Treaty Room. As we wrote about the speech in our post today, Michelle Obama with the Sound Off, her mission was nothing short of updating the American people on the Obama’s 2008 contract of hope with the goal of reengagement. By the way, here’s an earlier Bag post on the painting above the Obamas’ heads.
(credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo caption: President Barack Obama and his daughters, Malia, left, and Sasha, watch on television as First Lady Michelle Obama begins her speech at the Democratic National Convention, in the Treaty Room of the White House, Tuesday night, Sept. 4, 2012.)
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Not an earthshaking photo from the official dedication, but interesting that King’s body language is matched by Michelle Obama, not Malia or Barack. Also noticing, right side: first generation (Michelle’s mother, Marion) leans forward in reverence, third generation looks bored, second generation woman internalizes the pose.
(photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP caption: President Barack Obama, center, his daughter Malia Obama, left, and Harry Johnson, President and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation, to his right, look up at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, as King family members and the first family look on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, on the National Mall in Washington. From right are Marion Robinson, first lady Michelle Obama and Sasha Obama.)
I guess the rest of the Obamas are ready to come home.
(photo: Charles Dharapak/AFP/Getty caption: US first lady Michelle Obama and her famly are welcomed by traditional dancers in Gaborone, Botswana on June 24, 2011. Pictured from left to right: mother Marian Robinson; Assistant Minister of Finance and Development Planning Gloria Somolekae; first lady Michelle Obama, nephew Avery Robinson, daughter Sasha Obama; niece Leslie Robinson; daughter Malia Obama.)