One thing is for sure: If someone hurled a pie at President Obama, it would never get past Michelle. The First Lady, who recently joked to Better Homes and Gardens: "I'm in better shape than he is," is one tough cookie. In fact, she has made healthy living and fitness the cornerstone of her campaign to curb childhood obesity. But more than that, Mrs. Obama has earned the respect and admiration of the nation simply by being herself. She bares her arms. She dougies. She isn't afraid to poke fun at her husband, the leader of the free world. And while she's not without her critics, many find her willingness to shop at J.Crew, dig in the White House garden and encourage kids to move by dancing herself refreshingly down-to-earth.
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