Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Election Eye-Candy

Let's discuss what's most shallow about last night's Democratic victory: We get to keep looking at Mrs. Obama. And she's so much fun to look at. There's an entire blog about Mrs. O's fashion and style, appropriately enough, called Mrs. O.

For those of you who, like me, are fashion-challenged, but heavily into color (I can dress a quilt, but not myself), here's an encyclopedic rundown of the many saturated colors of Michelle:  You don't have to read it - just scroll down the page -  it's a rainbow! 

If you slow down and methodically digest the details, color-induced endorphins will pour into your brain and you won't need to go to the gym for a week. Stay home and work on a Michelle quilt. 

None of which is to say that the Republican challenger's spouse Ann was any slouch in the eye-candy department. An even-handed  Yahoo fashion writer graciously declared BOTH the potential First Ladies winners on election night 2012:\ .

And speaking of  candy, a Yale economist decided to do a study of trick-or-treaters who came to his house this past Halloween. 

He showed the youngsters a picture of either Michelle or Ann. Then he asked the children to pick candy, or fruit. Result: After seeing a photo of Ann Romney, only 19% of children picked fruit. But after looking at Obama,  38 % selected fruit!

This study doubtless has important consequences, but I can't think what they might be. I got it - next Halloween, I'll set out bowls of fruit on my porch, next to a cardboard life-sized cutout of Michelle Obama. Wearing something colorful.


  1. What a great post! I wonder if I start dressing like Mrs O my kids will start eating fruit?

    1. It couldn't hurt to put a large framed picture of her in the middle of your kitchen table. Or maybe we could make Michelle quilted tablerunners and placemats...