Politics & Government

Poll: Should Michelle Obama wear shorts?

What was with all the talk this week about the shorts that First Lady Michelle Obama wore at the Grand Canyon over the weekend?

News outlets went a little nutty reporting on the first lady's decision to wear shorts on a family vacation. I kid you not.

Newsweek bloggers reported that "Michelle Obama shorts" became a leading topic on Google and pointed out the "fake outrage" - the absence of any concrete proof that Americans themselves were upset by seeing their first lady in shorts.

"It's entirely possible that 'some in the media' were a little shocked to see Obama wearing shorts and wanted to report on it," they wrote. "August is a slow news month, and covering people who are actually shocked and outraged about health care can only fill so many minutes in the Twitterfied news cycle."

Read the complete story, and check the poll results at kansascity.com