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Michelle Obama visits 'The View' Today

Posted by Matthew Gilbert  June 18, 2008 04:59 AM

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Michelle Obama will guest host "The View" this morning at 11 on Ch. 5, in her continuing efforts to shake off some of the public-image problems, lies, and misconceptions that have trailed her during the presidential campaign. You can bet the "View" ladies will help her clear the air on everything from her comment in February that “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country” to accusations that she made a speech in her church about "whitey."

In today's New York Times, Mrs. Obama also reaches into entertainment TV -- the sitcom "The Jeffersons" -- as she talks about the "whitey" business. "You are amazed sometimes at how deep the lies can be,” she says. “I mean, ‘whitey’? That’s something that George Jefferson would say. Anyone who says that doesn’t know me. They don’t know the life I’ve lived. They don’t know anything about me.”

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1 comments so far...
  1. All of us can sympathize with Michelle Obama, as we all know people who distort what they hear.
    We may be in for a pleasant surprise with Michelle in the White House, as swallowing the nonsense that first ladies have to swallow cannot be good for any human being, and Michelle Obama may not want to get an ulcer, putting up with the distortions and innuendo dished out by irresponsible people.
    She and Senator Obama are anchored people who know from whence the nonsense comes, but it just may be that this country is in for...a reality check.
    Perhaps there will be guidelines, standards of taste and an expectation of TRUTH in the public square, as opposed to propaganda run wild.

    Posted by Dena Silver June 18, 08 01:37 PM

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