January 19th, 2009

Underground, Cuba

Actual Letter Sent to Michelle Obama

Madame Obama,

In an old (circa 1996) issue of The New Yorker, you commented that
Barack was considering entering into politics, a comment that seems
strange just a little over a decade later.

But the bigger mystery is this: in the accompanied photograph, what is
the deal with your pants? I see President-elect Obama is wearing
so-called "flood pants", exposing his very suave socks. Meanwhile, you
appear to be wearing leggings... was/is the Obama household very
laissez-faire on the pants policy?

Will such policies on pants continue into the upcoming administration,
or have the pants policies since been modified for the better?


Gavin Schmitt