UPDATE – SEE PIC AT END OF POST
I think we can all agree that last night was a huge success.
Anna, Barbra, Vera and one of the many other Michelles (note: no red here)
Also, ex-Governor Jon Huntsman (and current ambassador to China) was there:
He’s the man the New York Times has decided the Republicans should run for president in 2012, because he’s a good moderate capable of being bipartisan (i.e. vote our way). And don’t discount the NYT’s recommendations; their track record is pretty good.
China has already declared that not only the dinner, but the entire mission, was a huge success:
China is calling President Hu Jintao’s talks with President Barack Obama successful, and says the two leaders reached "important consensus” on a wide range of issues…
He said the two sides reached "important consensus" on many issues, including military relations, North Korea, Iran, Sudan, space, technology and high-level exchanges. He did not go into detail on the issues.
Of course the “important consensus” is the same kind we reached regarding global warming – anyone who doesn’t agree is ignored (or in China’s case, imprisoned). Of course we haven’t yet reached “important consensus” on some of the thornier issues such as human rights and currency valuation.
Butt that’s how things work in The People’s Republic of China: they announce the results they want and then act as if it were so. You can do that if you don’t have to worry about the opinions of the pesky plebeians and are ruled by their betters.
And speaking of Red Queens, I thought you might get a kick out of this. Lady M was not our first FLOTUS to wear red for a State dinner:
And while pink, that’s still technically a hue of red:
Hmmmm. I wonder what that means?
UPDATE - THIS IS THE PIC I WAS LOOKING FOR: