I'm in shock. Seriously. Witness this so-weird-it's-hard-to-believe picture of Michelle Obama channel a Greek widow. For real. Veil and all. To meet the Pope.
I was all set to write about her very cool tourist outfit yesterday in Rome. But no. I had to find this instead. And my God is she going to get totally raked over the coals for this horrible choice. It's so horrible, I don't even know where to start. No, that's wrong — the veil. Well, headdress, really. (A veil goes over the face, doesn't it?) The complicated top with the needs-adjusting belt? The coat on top of all that? All that's missing is the rosary. But wait! She's not Catholic!
Help me here, people. Was the all-black veiled ensemble a necessary sign of respect?
I see that women must cover their knees and shoulders — a tough call for a woman who has made a high art of showing her shoulders and knees. But this is taking things a little too far.