Michelle Obama's Reuters halo!

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Feb. 13 2008 5:50 PM

Michelle Obama's Reuters Halo!

The Obama Messiah Watch, Part 9.

In the Feb. 13 Financial Times, Edward Luce suggests that the candidate's Sancha Panza of a wife, Michelle Obama, keeps her man from developing a Messiah complex, and scolds this column for not recognizing that. Actually, I never suggested Obama had a Messiah complex (though others have). I merely suggested that a few excitable souls in the media bear the apparant conviction that Obama is the Redeemer. To this growing list we must now add the Reuters photographer who snapped this  Annunciation-style picture of … Michelle Obama!

Timothy Noah is a former Slate staffer. His  book about income inequality is The Great Divergence.