Posted by Kenneth Herzog at 2:45 PM Nov 05, 2008
By Lora Kolodny
Nobody told me it was going to be a themed Election Night party, but the Family Obama dressed–most adorably–in costume reminiscent of either a Black Widow spider or Les Miserables. It’s hard to say which.
The kids and President-Elect were clean cut and simple. We were glad Barack went for a bold, red-striped necktie (instead of one of these), even though he normally doesn’t prefer to wear them.
But M’Obama, heretofore known as Michelle Obama, certainly evoked the strength and agility of a deadly spider with her black-and-red-splashed, hourglass-shaped dress, ushering in a new era in American Politics. Adios expensive pant-suited first ladies, nee former democratic frontrunners.
Hillary Clinton was curiously absent from media coverage last night, so we don’t even know what she wore. Pajamas, a blanket and a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby?
It’s also possible the whole Obama family was running around singing “Red, a world about to dawn! Black, the night that ends at last!” from the aforementioned Claude Michel Schonberg/ Herbert Kretzmer-penned musical before hitting the stage.
Although now that the electoral votes are in and counted, the popular vote will still likely show: America likes Michelle Obama better in Donna Rico or J.Crew. Or in other words, real-woman, affordable, stylish clothing that is both feminine and sporty, rather than the riskier, splashy number she wore the night yes we can became yes we did.