Michelle Obama's portrait was displayed at the Smithsonian on Friday:
She's only been on the national stage for roughly two years, but the folks at the National Portrait Gallery figured it was time for her picture to be part of the newly-opened "Americans Now" exhibit.
Not surprisingly, the folks at the Associated Press couldn't hold back their enthusiasm:
Move over Martha Washington. Martha Stewart and Michelle Obama are getting space in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington for the first time.
A new exhibit, "Americans Now," opened Friday, featuring famous names from science, business, government and the arts...It's the first time Michelle Obama's individual portrait has been shown at the gallery.
Frankly, I'm surprised it took this long.