FLOTUS FILES  4:35 pm March 20, 2012

FLOTUS Visits Late Show, Things Get Real

by Blair Burke

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!

http://youtu.be/HSM5LSxvQYc

[LA Times]

 
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nounverb911 March 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Did she do "TOP TEN Reasons Callista is too white to be FLOTUS"?

sullivanst March 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Yes, but it only aired on Fox.

BaldarTFlagass March 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I think De Niro did that the night before.

actor212 March 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Reason Number 5: She'd be camoflagued every time she stepped out on the Portico

Jukesgrrl March 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Her Secret Service code name: Whitey.

iburl March 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Number 9: Glare from reflected sunshine blinds Secret Service.

banana_bread March 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Forget the laughs, WHERE ARE THE GUNS?

Barb March 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Angry Sarah Palin twitter about this in 3…2….1…..

nounverb911 March 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Bristol demands another apology?

JustPixelz March 20, 2012 at 4:52 pm

"1ST LADY SEZ OBAMA HATES CONGRESS. WHERE OUTRAGE?"

"TODD WILL NOT INSULT REAL AMERICANS WHEN HE IS 1ST LADY"

"GET 'UNDEFEATED' AT COSTCO"

Boojum_Reborn March 20, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Ack. You beat me by seconds. Seconds, I say!

Boojum_Reborn March 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Newt Gingrich will demand an apology in three, two, one…

BaldarTFlagass March 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Did Letterman grill her about letting Malia go traipsing off to Mexico?

thefrontpage March 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

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.

OneYieldRegular March 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

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

Tundra Grifter March 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm

tfp:

I think you are confusing Letterman with 60 Minutes.

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

fuflans March 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm

was there supposed to be news?

Fare la Volpe March 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

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

GhostBuggy March 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm

EDIT: Eh, that was harsh. Redacted.

hey March 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm

No news? Fluff interview? On Letterman?

Negropolis March 21, 2012 at 12:59 am

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

Sassomatic March 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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

GhostBuggy March 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Callista? Is that you?

Chick-Fil-Atheistâ„¢ March 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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

Biel_ze_Bubba March 20, 2012 at 4:52 pm

"He is always upbeat – particularly about Congress."

That was pretty fucking funny.

Baconzgood March 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm

You made my girl cry? I'll kick your fucking ass Dave.

Texan_Bulldog March 20, 2012 at 4:46 pm

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).

Biff March 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm

That's our FLOTUS, even her false eyelashes are genuine.

bikerlaureate March 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm

She's like Kryptonite to the humanlike figgerheads of the opposing party.

Boojum_Reborn March 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Figgerhead was Rick Perry's place, right?

actor212 March 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm

“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…

JustPixelz March 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

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!

Biel_ze_Bubba March 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

It's so nice to have people in the White House who actually have family values.

stncmchnc March 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Coolest FLOTUS of all times? Hellz yeah!

Tundra Grifter March 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Dolley Madison was pretty cool.

actor212 March 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I dunno….ice cream….strapless dresses….ice cream…strapless dresses….

Can we call it a tie?

Baconzgood March 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I fuckin' love Ho-Ho's.

stncmchnc March 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I concur.

tessiee March 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Abigail Adams libel?
Eleanor Roosevelt libel?

Callyson March 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

"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…

johnnyzhivago March 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

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.

Biff March 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Just like cheney, to outstay his welcome.

Jukesgrrl March 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Cooler than I'll ever be.

James Michael Curley March 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

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.

Jukesgrrl March 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm

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!!!!

LesBontemps March 21, 2012 at 9:26 am

Come back home, Jukesgrrl! Neptune needs you!

Jukesgrrl March 21, 2012 at 9:34 pm

If you knew how many houses I looked at in AP and Neptune before I was kidnapped and taken west against my will … Someday.

fuflans March 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm

yeah but i bet michelle never let her kids meet a fetus.

Boojum_Reborn March 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Um, no, true, there's that…:::backing away slowly:::

Doktor StrangeZoom March 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm

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…)

Biel_ze_Bubba March 20, 2012 at 8:27 pm

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

tessiee March 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm

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

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

vulpes82 March 20, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Like to see them try "Kashyyyk."

nobodyssweetheart March 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm

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

johnnymeatworth March 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Then she put on the suit made of magnets and Paul Shaffer threw forks at her.

owhatever March 20, 2012 at 5:40 pm

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

Mrspanky March 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm

No snark. Michelle is awesome!

vulpes82 March 20, 2012 at 11:53 pm

History's greatest monster!

Negropolis March 21, 2012 at 1:04 am

"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.

ttommyunger March 21, 2012 at 8:15 am

Fap, fap, fap……

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