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Can a first lady be too sexy for America? 

“For an American woman who steps into the role of first lady, the body must be denied. It can’t be too exposed. Too strong.  Too overtly sexual. Beauty is acceptable — even expected. But that most intimate expression of self — sex appeal, sexuality — is off limits. It goes unmentioned. Where it might have been obvious, or at least visible prior to her new role, it tends to evaporate within the bounds of life as first lady.” — WaPo‘s Robin Givhan in a provocative story about Mexico’s first lady Angelica Rivera, who appeared in a sexy pose on the cover of Marie Claire as well as in inside photographs. Givhan compares and contrasts the spread to the body of an American first lady. Read here.

 Uh oh 

The Media Critic

“Respect @andersoncooper but tonight seemed like @NancyGraceHLN” — The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel.

Early morning announcement 

“Time to make the doughnuts.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Jonah Goldberg at 4:42 a.m.

Travel Bitches 

“First 3 hours in London: Horrific security lines, immaculate gardening, Beautiful South songs I hadn’t heard before on multiple replay. First 3 hours in Lyon: Air traffic control strike delays my plane, Brit volunteers how the country is in multi-generational economic denial.” — Reason Mag’s Editor-in-Chief Matt Welch.

CNN correspondent gets ragged on…for something 

VIEWER: “Oh Lord, @JohnBerman is awake….interesting news caster.”

JOHN BERMAN: “And by interesting you mean….fragrant????”


SELFIE SURPRISE: “He said the world needed more selfies.”Micahaela Perreira, CNN’s New Day.