Well, the future is now. I submit to my fellow slacker Wellesley alums Example Numero Uno, a quote which Mike randomly sent to me (via the HuffPo) as evidence of the interesting phenomenon of Michelle Obama's popularity in France:
Her voice broke with emotion, and her aides said that she saw herself in the faces of the students. Afterward, she practically dove into the crowd, kneeling at the edge of the state to dole out hugs.
"People identify with her, even here, she is seen as a woman of the people," said Crystal Fleming, who is affiliated with the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. "The French magazine Le Point dubbed her 'the princess of the people,' which is pretty impressive when you think about it. She's an African American woman."
That's got to be C.M. Fleming '04, right? The end of our innocence is nigh, my chickadees.