Maybe it's because she's the baby and she's still young enough to show all her excitement and exuberance without being embarrassed, I don't know, but something about her always makes me smile when I see her in a photo.
I was reading a post on another blog about how the first family might help kill some of the stereotypes of the broken black family, the deadbeat dad, the single mom with multiple children etc. and some people were angry that it would even be suggested that the images of Barack and Michelle showing intimacy and love would have any impact on how people see the black family.
There are a lot of cup half empty mofos, I tell ya.
Every time I see them show affection for each other, be it the fist bump, the wedding photo on the bench, the handholding in the parade, the lean in kiss in the elevator, I think, damn, they love each other. Maybe it's because the Bushes were older and less expressive (though I believe that George really loves Laura). Maybe it's because Hillary always seemed pissed off with Bill and there wasn't a lot of chemistry between them. But, isn't it nice to see a little regular folk love for a change?
And maybe tangentially it will have some affect on the marriage rate in America.
Or, maybe it won't.
I still like it though. Do you?