Headline: 'Michelle Obama Wore Clothes to Light the Christmas Tree'

<p><img src="/static/2009/12/Headline%20%27Michelle%20Obama%20Wore%20Clothes%20to%20Light%20the%20Christmas%20Tree%27.jpg" width="240" align="right" />Just when you thought Obama-loving was on the decline, along comes an absolutely astonishing bit of sycophancy that totally boggles the mind.</p><p>The following is an actual headline <a href="http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2009/12/michelle_obama_wore_clothes_to.ht... at New York magazine's The Cut blog moments ago:  </p><blockquote><h2 class="entry-title"><b>Michelle Obama Wore Clothes to Light the Christmas Tree</b></h2></blockquote><p>Now, the implication is that this is out of the ordinary. Do first ladies normally light the White House Christmas tree in the nude?</p><p>Thankfully, the article elaborated (h/t Rusty Weiss, screen capture from The Cut below the fold):</p><!--break--><blockquote>Last night, Michelle Obama lit the Christmas tree at the White House wearing a new black coat, black slacks, and a waist belt. She seems to be keeping a healthy distance from snow-scene sweaters this holiday season, but it's only December 4 and <i>anything</i> could happen. <br /></blockquote><p>Phew. That was close. </p><p>After all, there were kids present. </p><p>Just in case someone at NY mag realizes how silly this is and decides to scrub it, here's a screencap: </p><div style="text-align: center"><img src="http://media.eyeblast.org/newsbusters/static/2009/12/obama_michelle_clot... width="600" height="307" /></div> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Noel Sheppard
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Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.