10 Mr. Manners Lessons From Obama

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President Obama might not be up to everybody's standards when it comes to his politics or policies, but you've got to agree, at least he conducts himself with style and grace.

So says Anna Post, the great-great-granddaughter of the world's queen of etiquette, Emily Post. The younger Post, who is the spokesperson for the Emily Post Institute, says the president is not only a student of good manners, but should also be seen as the example.

She's written Mr. Manners: Lessons from Obama on Civility, a collection of the president's etiquette traits that makes him stand out on the world stage. Among Post's favorites: He's punctual, he likes to set an example of grace, and he honors dignity.

In her tiny bedside book, Post writes that manners change over time but that there are some "tried and true gold standards" and that "President Obama offers many examples of how to do this."

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