This is so gorgeous it almost hurts. She looks WONDERFUL. This is their last State Dinner, and apparently Mario Batali cooked, because it was for Italy and I guess that’s the choice. We should be glad it wasn’t Guy Fieri.

This was amusing:

“Tonight, we’re reminded that American democracy has been graced by the touch of Italy,” Obama said. “We look at the dome of the US Capitol and marvel at the touch of Brumidi. Yet some days our presidential campaigns can seem like Dante’s Inferno.”

Tonight: The undiscovered tenth circle of hell. In the meantime, I invite you to bliss out on how Michelle looks in this dress. GOP or Dem, red state or blue, I honestly think it’s undeniable that she ended on a very high note.

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