Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart, who is black and openly liberal, is a full-on supporter if first lady Michelle Obama wants to get a little Botox.

Jonathan Capehart supports Michelle Obama if she wants to get Botox

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In the Post, Capehart tells the story of his own mother, now 72, getting a “refresher” for her face:

When I first saw my mom after her “refresher,” I thought she got robbed. An already young-looking woman looked the same. Not so, a couple of weeks later. Upon getting in the back seat of a car on the way to a dinner, I tapped the shoulder of my mother who was in the front passenger seat.

Chin resting on hand (again), she turned and drawled, “Hello!”

“Dayum! You look great!” I exclaimed. “Why thank you,” she said giggling. My hunch is if that Michelle does go this route, we’ll all have a similar reaction.

Obama, celebrating her 50th birthday this weekend, told People magazine recently that she wouldn’t rule out Botox or going under the knife. She added, though, that she didn’t think she would “go that route.”

But what about the people who do and clearly go too far and end up prematurely looking like Joan Rivers with an allergic reaction to shellfish? It happens.

Isn’t Capehart worried Obama might end up looking like a tragic Real White House Wife?

“Not worried about that at all,” he told TheBlaze Blog. “Notice what she said, ‘I don’t imagine that I would go that route.’ Which tells me that whatever she does, if she does, it would be limited in extent and duration.”

Capehart then pointed to Marian Robinson, Obama’s mother. “Mrs. Robinson is still a beautiful woman,” Capehart said. “Why would the first lady mess with genes like that?”