Michelle Obama portrait debuts at Smithsonian

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The portrait of the President that is at the Smithsonian is the Shepard Fairey "Hope" one, and that with the one of Mrs Obama above makes a huge leap of difference from the ones of GWB and Laura. Wow, it's like night and day.

Move over Martha Washington. Martha Stewart and Michelle Obama are getting space in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington for the first time.

A new exhibit, "Americans Now," opened Friday, featuring famous names from science, business, government and the arts.

President Barack Obama and the first lady are among those portrayed. It's the first time Michelle Obama's individual portrait has been shown at the gallery.

Familiar names in the collection also include actor Tom Hanks and music artists Willie Nelson and LL Cool J. Video portraits in the exhibit feature late-night comedians Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and David Letterman, as well as actor George Clooney and NBA star LeBron James.

The portraits are on view through July 2011.

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  • http://twitter.com/RavenOn Karen Rice

    Check out just one of many comments on the yahoo coverage of the portrait (Link Follows):

    "From: First L 10 minutes ago Report Abuse
    Rewind sixty-nine years, The American public had their heads in the sand and wanted to be left alone and was not concerned with the outside world. Then came Dec 7,1941. The American people awoke and the world discovered what we could accomplish as a united people. In the present even with all of our infighting and distractions we are a super power of the first magnitude. Once it gets into our heads that we are being threatened we will react. And you are starting to threaten us. Believe me you people do not want to find out what we are capable of as an untied people. You Muslim religious fanatics that preach hate know that the only way to defeat this nation is from within. You think that they are succeeding. You are mistaken. Only we Americans know and understand how we are. We fight amongst ourselves constantly and we accept it, but don’t any other nation think that they can pick a fight with us or try to convert us or change our way of life. We are slow to act but once awakened there is no power on earth that can withstand the wrath that will surely plummet you to your knees. You are threatening our way of life and you are awaking the sleeping giant again. Your arrogance against us cannot be tolerated for much longer. We are a tolerant people but we are getting close to having had enough of you. This nation is sitting on a tender box right now and it will not take much more to set it off. You don’t understand that you are playing with fire and the fuse is getting short. You will never come up against a more formidable foe than an untied American people. We wiped out the forth-largest army in the world in 1990 in only five weeks defending one of your muslin nations. You don’t want to find out what we are capable of defending our home soil. When we believe in the cause, we will go for the throat and don’t let go. Remember that will go into our children history book to and they will be so proud. Knowing their people are no cowards and have NO FEAR of ANYONE."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100821/ap_en_ot/us...

  • Luci

    Ummm. It does not look like her.

  • mrcoldheart

    that's fierce. I like it.