Michelle Obama's Official Photo

Among the myriad legacies the Obamas impart on America, the one least expected may be Michelle Obama's penchant for bare arms. The LA Times' Andrew Malcolm reports that Michelle Obama's official White House photo—published today—is scandalizing some buttoned-up Washington naysayers who think bare arms on America's most scrutinized wife is uncouth. In the photograph, which the LA Times reproduces in their Top of the Ticket blog, Michelle stands before a portrait of George Washington in a black crewneck tank dress and white pearls.