Friday 23 February 2018

Lise Hand: We just can't resist the First Lady

Michelle Obama is hugged by Fionnuala Kenny at the Gaiety Theatre, with Moya Doherty in the background
Michelle Obama is hugged by Fionnuala Kenny at the Gaiety Theatre, with Moya Doherty in the background

IT'S her dazzling smile which is impossible to resist. A spontaneous mile-wide grin exuding energy, warmth and the promise of fun.

Michelle Obama strode down the steps of Air Force One at 11.45am yesterday, vividly at odds with the murky-grey damp Dublin morning. Behind her were her two girls, Malia and Sasha, dressed in bright teenage clobber and optimistically summery sandals.

While her husband Barack sequestered himself away at the G8 summit over the Border in Fermanagh for serious discussions on weighty world affairs, the First Lady had planned a much more relaxed two-day sojourn in the Republic.

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