First, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank catches one of the guys running for president Acting Presidential again. “Barack Obama has long been his party’s presumptive nominee. Now he’s becoming its presumptuous nominee,” writes Milbank today. (See Todd Gitlin for one interpretation of this “‘presumptuous’ meme…swooping virally through the media.”)

What will the “presumptuous-meme” peddlers* make of this?

Vanity Fair has dubbed Mr. Acting All Presidential’s spouse “our commander-in-sheath,” a reference to the striking purple sheath dress (with black patent belt!) which Michelle Obama wore on Fist-Bump Eve, a wardrobe choice which helped Mrs. Obama top Vanity Fair’s “International Best-Dressed List.”


*Are they the same as the arrogant-meme pushers and the entitled-meme people?

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.