First lady hops on Pinterest
June 13th, 2012
11:34 AM ET
11 years ago

First lady hops on Pinterest

(CNN)– Her husband joined Pinterest in March, and his rival's wife started 'pinning' in February. Now first lady Michelle Obama is diving into the latest social network with new, personal posts reflecting on life in the White House.

At mid-morning Wednesday, Michelle Obama's page had three categories: Around the White House, Great Memories, and Father's Day.

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In the first category, Obama shared three photos depicting White House life, including a shot of her in the kitchen garden, and a snap of contestants on "The Biggest Loser" doing calisthenics on the East Room carpet.

In Great Memories, Obama posted shots of her wedding day in 1992, as well as another photo from that year showing her and the future president in an embrace.

And in Father's Day, the first lady shares pictures of the president with his two daughters, as well as one photo of Michelle Obama with her parents.

"I'm fortunate to have had two great fathers in my life. My husband and my dad, Fraser Robinson," Michelle Obama writes in the caption.

Michelle Obama's Pinterest is run by the Obama for America campaign, as is her husband's. President Barack Obama first joined the site in March.

Besides a blog on the campaign's website, the Obama effort uses Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Google Plus, and Myspace, among other social networking sites.

Ann Romney, the wife of presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, started a Pinterest page in February. She posts recipes, campaign photos, and book recommendations, among other things.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Fair is Fair

    I guess you can always depend on the MSM to do fluff stories when their chosen one is failing miserably.

    June 13, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  2. Malory Archer

    Fair is Fair

    I guess you can always depend on the MSM to do fluff stories when their chosen one is failing miserably.


    Right on fair! No matter how many "happy" stories CNN does Mittens IS failing miserably!

    June 13, 2012 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  3. cali girl

    I think the pictures are beautiful, a true American family.

    June 13, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Republicans credit the economic boom under Clinton to Reagan, blame the economic disaster under Bush to Clinton, and blame Obama for all of the national debt and blame him not getting us out of the republican mess fast enough, even though no republican voted for any economic bills that would put people back to work. Failure = GOP.

    June 13, 2012 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  5. Anna

    How is this news worthy? Really it's another social netowork...why do people feel the need to let us know when someone joins that is famous yes i know she is the first lady but does it really matter that she joined?

    June 13, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  6. Sunshinegirrl

    Michelle isn't on Pinterest, her staff is.
    "Michelle Obama's Pinterest is run by the Obama for America campaign, as is her husband's."

    June 13, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  7. w l jones

    It might be Father day but I prefer Ms. Mother Earth because she repersent mother Earth, what she and women who keep this world from destroying it self. Bless.

    June 13, 2012 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  8. a prowd gradiate of the fyne libral runned yunyun stuffed skull sistim

    When will they be posting Obama's college transcripts, grades and papers??? Don't the American people have the right to know if their President ever took a finance course in his life, and whether he passed or failed it? Why are they hiding all this? Did he take a few too many courses on socialism?? Mr. Transparency sure does like to hide information. Like everything else, he says one thing, then does another.

    June 13, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  9. 2020

    The first lady is a down to earth mother wife and non nonsense professional woman Very Very proud of her, and role model for the nation and the world.

    She is a least political person.

    June 13, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  10. 100 % ETHIO

    1st LDY, for the year 3000.

    June 13, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  11. demwit

    For the first time in my life, I.m proud to an American too...

    June 13, 2012 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  12. Luke,AZ

    First Class First Lady ! , Mrs. Michelle Obama has been doing a fantastic job these last 3.5 yrs. Keep up the great work.

    June 13, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  13. phoenix86

    The first lady is a fraud, just like her old man.

    June 13, 2012 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |