Why Is Michelle Obama Levitating in This Image?

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Or, why dougie when you can fly instead?

Our friends at Distriction had a great catch Thursday. A watchdog group obtained federal records showing that a vacation that First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha took to Spain cost taxpayers more $467,000. Though that number is eye-popping, it wasn't nearly as surprising as the photo the Drudge Report is using to illustrate it, which makes it appear that Obama is hovering over the ground. Distriction's genius headline: "FLOATUS!"

The photo is really just too good to languish as a thumbnail on Drudge. So here's the original, along with a few variations.

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