'Sometime Soon, I Want to Meet You'

By Jeffrey Goldberg

Usually when I see a message titled "Sometime Soon, I Want to Meet You,' in my inbox, I assume it's yet another ad touting the benefits of buying a wife from Moldova or Latvia. Since I already bought five Latvian wives on the Internet (and two Estonians, but no Moldovans -- very high-maintenance) I was going to write back telling the seller I was already stocked-up. But then I saw that the message was from Michelle Obama, or more accurately, someone who is sending out highly-mockable e-mails on Michelle Obama's behalf:

 
Friend,

I'm excited for the chance to meet you and whoever you decide to bring to dinner.

I really hope you give this a shot.

Give $3 or whatever you can to be automatically entered for you and a guest to have dinner with Barack and me:

https://donate.barackobama.com/Dinner-With-Us

Hope to see you soon,

Michelle


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