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The Right to Bare Arms

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It's beginning to seem like Michelle Obama has something against sleeves, notes the Caucus blog in the New York Times "It is February and Washington is freezing, but in appearance after appearance, the first lady's displays her long, muscular arms. She is sleeveless on the cover of the new Vogue, she was sleeveless when she discussed menus on Sunday in the White House kitchen, and last night she was sleeveless again, in the House chamber for her husband's first address to Congress. (All of the other women in the room seemed to be wearing long sleeves; a few even wore turtlenecks)." The post goes on to ask what's clearly the most important question inspired by Obama's historic speech: Wasn't she freezing? [NYT]