African-American First Lady meets African First Lady
Michelle O. with Chantal Biya, wife of the Cameroon president
As always, Michelle strives to show off her best feature, her trapezoid
muscles (bulging around her neck). Also striking is her noble profile.
U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama did well to keep a straight face as she embraced the lion-maned wife of the Cameroon president.
Kidist Paulos Asrat writes:
That photo presents a strange juxtaposition of Michelle Obama with Chantal Biya, the First Lady of Cameroon.LA replies:
It’s true, for all her outlandishness, Mrs. Biya still fits into the range of normal human beings, while Michelle (to my eyes and mind, I realize others react differently) does not. To me there is always something alarming and unnatural about her. And the harder she tries to seem normal, the more unnatural and scary she becomes.Paul K. writes:
Thank you for bringing African First Lady Chantal Biya to my attention. What a world-class character! Look at the photo of her with the pope.
I think Chantal is charming. If people think she’s too extravagantly decked out for a meeting with the pope, I’d say that extravagance is very much a part of Roman Catholicism. Her hat seems very Catholic, in an original, African sort of way, and not especially more outlandish than the head gear of the Swiss Guards who protect the pope:
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 29, 2010 08:59 AM | Send