It's easy to put people on a pedastal. If they dress better than you, if their children behave better than yours, if they went to a better school -- up the pedastal they go.
I'll never agree with Michelle Obama's politics, but she dresses well, her children behave well, and she went to a great school. So up the pedastal she went.
And down she came again.
Why? Because I realized on Inauguration Night that she is fully human. When? After the "First Dance" when she waved at the crowd -- her upper arm wiggle jiggled, wiggle jiggled just like mine! With all the resources of the world at her disposal, she cannot do anything about that wiggle jiggle.