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The idea that people have gotten worked up over Michelle Obama’s decision to go sleeveless on occasion amuses me to no end.

There are so many bigger things to worry about. And frankly, her arms look GOOD. And I’m not even going to follow that up with “for a woman her age,” because they look GOOD for a woman of any age.

The “First Guns” even have their own blog.

I’m always a little excited to see the first lady’s guns on display. I’m hoping they inspire more women to join me in the weight room at the gym, building bones and toning muscles. Right now it’s just me and a bunch of firefighters and policemen, who I’m sure would be happy to have a single lady or two in there.

It seems like some Americans want their first lady to be dowdy (Laura Bush) but not too dowdy (Barbara Bush). Hillary Clinton dressed the part, but because she didn’t spend her years in the White House quietly hosting tea parties and deftly avoiding podiums, she caught flack anyway.

I voted for Change. I want to see a sleeveless first lady behind a podium flexing her mental muscles. A little flash of a totally ripped bicep wouldn’t hurt my feelings, either.

In the meantime, though, I guess I’ll settle for casual discussions about weekend plans with buff guys in between sets. Seriously, ladies. The weight room can do good things for your physique AND your dating life.

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(Editor’s note: I realize a lot of people are reading this to actually find the plural of podium, and not discuss presidential debates. So, it’s either “podiums” or “podia.” I’d go with “podiums,” because the other choice, frankly, sounds like hypercorrection.)

Politics and preferences aside, last night’s presidential debate set-up was certain to make one or both of the candidates appear gawky and/or ill at ease. While waiting for Obama to finish his answers, McCain either leaned back stiffly on his stool or wondered around the stage. Obama, through a combination of unbeatable posture and body-language coaching, sat on his stool like it was an ergonomic office chair, and looked perfectly relaxed and polished while listening to McCain.

The staging was a disservice to the candidates and the TV audience. It’s one thing to see how a candidate is reacting to what his opponent is saying. It’s simply ridiculous to have to watch a candidate try to lean comfortably on his ridiculously-sized stool or pace around the stage, probably looking more nervous than he has to.

Americans may discover that we like our candidates the same way we like our college professors and preachers: behind a podium.

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