It seems I was a little hasty in my judgment about Michelle Obama's papal visit attire. Gotta love blogs and news sites that actually do a little research, like the excellent East Wing Rules, which posted photos of Laura Bush and Jackie Kennedy wearing veils. (Note Jackie's floor-length sheath dress!)
East Wing Rules asks why people are freaking out about the veil, and I guess I don't have a good answer. It just seemed silly and over-the-top — possibly because of how long it was in relation to the length of her skirt, possibly because of the excessive frou-frou in the rest of her outfit. Did you like Michelle in her veil? If not, tell us why.