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FLOTUS Visits Late Show, Things Get Real

That's MRS. Flotus to you... Our beloved FLOTUS has been the subject of some “trouble” lately, but of course, that is one of the things we like about her. We also adore her style, charm, and biceps. That Michelle Obama charm was on full display last night, when our FLOTUS made an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. She talked about Bo the dog, her favorite place ever (Target), and, of course, The Troops. She laughed, and she even cried, and then asked in frustration, “Where are the laughs?” which was quite profound, as it is a question that America is struggling to answer.

Michelle is really getting out there with the people lately, perhaps to remind them what they’d be missing if they let some sort of evil ice witch queen take over her East Wing (human emotion, obviously, is what they would be missing).

On Monday, Obama got choked up during a visit to — of all places — “The Late Show,” as she talked to David Letterman about her late father, who suffered from multiple sclerosis and was unable to walk.

“I think I learned from him the notion of unconditional love, the notion that kids don’t really need anything but to know that their parents adore them. I think that’s the greatest gift they gave us, just their constant support and stability. We had rules, we had boundaries, but there wasn’t anything our dad wouldn’t do for us,” Obama said as tears welled in her eyes.

She quickly opted to make light of the situation: “Don’t make me cry. This isn’t ‘Oprah!’ This is supposed to be Letterman. Where are the laughs?”

Here is a video of our FLOTUS being lovely and David Letterman uncomfortably trying to move on from the tears. Somewhere, Dr. Drew is upset about this missed opportunity!


[LA Times]

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  1. thefrontpage

    I watched the entire interview, and, uh, well, there's no news there. Besides some softball questions and answers about troops and jobs and childhood obesity–Letterman, the father of an 8-year-old, should know better than to call kids "fat," several times–there was no real discussion of any real, actual, important issues. It was a fluff interview, and a fluff segment. That said, Michelle Obama has great hair.

    1. OneYieldRegular

      Alas, this is the United States. This is television in the United States. You were expecting maybe "Battle of Algiers"?

    2. Tundra Grifter


      I think you are confusing Letterman with 60 Minutes.

      Or, if you want serious political commentary and observations, Jon Stewart.

    3. Fare la Volpe

      Holy crap! You mean people on a talk show actually talked like people? Well fuck, alert the presses.

    4. Negropolis

      Oh my god! She went on an irreverent talk show and just talked. Stop the fucking presses, y'all!

  2. Sassomatic

    There she goes again, acting like she is all better than everyone, with her television appearances and her actual human tears.

  3. Chick-Fil-Atheist™

    I agree, Michelle. I think that when I watch Letterman. "WHERE ARE THE LAUGHS?"

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      "He is always upbeat – particularly about Congress."

      That was pretty fucking funny.

  4. Texan_Bulldog

    Michelle. More class and dignity in one of her [probably] fake eyelashes than Snowbilly & all her brood of females combined (throw in Callista too since I'm pretty sure Michelle didn't steal Barry while he was married to another woman).

  5. actor212

    “Don’t make me cry. This isn’t ‘Oprah!’ "

    Oprah made me cry, too, thinking someone could daily fuck over ten million Americans for money…

  6. JustPixelz

    I love her. I guess this means her husband will be sending a SEAL team after me, but Michelle … He's not good enough for you!

  7. Callyson

    "Has your husband ever come home to you and said, "Oh, that John Boehner–what an idiot?""
    "It has never happened, never…"
    …a "fucking moron", on the other hand…

  8. johnnyzhivago

    Of course Letterman is in the bag so would never ask questions like what her involvement was in the Hindenburg Disaster or about the Alien Overlords residing in the White House basement.

    1. James Michael Curley

      I don't know, hangin on the beach all day, going to the Uptown in your string bikini with the fish net "Jeeter 2" jersey as a cover up is pretty cool.

      1. Jukesgrrl

        HEY! Don't you mock me. The fireworks WERE hailing over Little Eden and the aurora WAS rising behind us!! And my cover-up was a T-shirt that said "Jersey Girl," a perfectly respectable thing to be until those MTV assholes moved to Seaside Heights. So there, James Michael Curley, IF that is even your real name!!!!

  9. Doktor StrangeZoom

    The good patriotic Americans of Free Republic want to know why Letterman didn't fantasize about raping the Obama's underage children.

    (Spoiler Alert: Yes, they call her a "wookie!" Stupid freepers can't spell it right…)

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      Wow – avoid the comments from the mouth-breathing morons. That's a truly revolting hate-fest they've got going on there.

    2. tessiee

      "why Letterman didn't fantasize about raping the Obama's underage children."

      Because the fact that *they* fantasize about it is bad enough?

  10. nobodyssweetheart

    That was the cue for Chris Elliot to come out as Marlon Brando and do the banana dance.

  11. owhatever

    Cry? The President must call her and apologize, just like he does every night before being allowed into bed.

  12. Negropolis

    "Where are the laughs?", you ask? Mrs. Obama, we've still got months more of Republican primaries, though, I'll give you that they are becoming less funny.

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