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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!

http://youtu.be/HSM5LSxvQYc

[LA Times]

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Blair Burke obsessively follows Michelle Obama's every move and fashion decision for Wonkette's The FLOTUS Files feature, which appears here every Monday.

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  • nounverb911

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

    • sullivanst

      Yes, but it only aired on Fox.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      I think De Niro did that the night before.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

      • http://www.southsidejohnny.com/ Jukesgrrl

        Her Secret Service code name: Whitey.

    • iburl

      Number 9: Glare from reflected sunshine blinds Secret Service.

  • banana_bread

    Forget the laughs, WHERE ARE THE GUNS?

  • Barb

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

    • nounverb911

      Bristol demands another apology?

    • JustPixelz

      "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

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

  • Boojum_Reborn

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

  • BaldarTFlagass

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

  • 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.

    • OneYieldRegular

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

    • Tundra Grifter

      tfp:

      I think you are confusing Letterman with 60 Minutes.

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

    • fuflans

      was there supposed to be news?

    • Fare la Volpe

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

    • GhostBuggy

      EDIT: Eh, that was harsh. Redacted.

    • hey

      No news? Fluff interview? On Letterman?

    • Negropolis

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

  • Sassomatic

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

    • GhostBuggy

      Callista? Is that you?

  • Chick-Fil-Atheistâ„¢

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

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      "He is always upbeat – particularly about Congress."

      That was pretty fucking funny.

  • Baconzgood

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

  • 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).

    • Biff

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

  • bikerlaureate

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

    • Boojum_Reborn

      Figgerhead was Rick Perry's place, right?

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ 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…

  • 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!

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

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

  • stncmchnc

    Coolest FLOTUS of all times? Hellz yeah!

    • Tundra Grifter

      Dolley Madison was pretty cool.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

        Can we call it a tie?

      • Baconzgood

        I fuckin' love Ho-Ho's.

      • stncmchnc

        I concur.

    • tessiee

      Abigail Adams libel?
      Eleanor Roosevelt libel?

  • 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…

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com 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.

    • Biff

      Just like cheney, to outstay his welcome.

  • http://www.southsidejohnny.com/ Jukesgrrl

    Cooler than I'll ever be.

    • 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.

      • http://www.southsidejohnny.com/ 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!!!!

        • LesBontemps

          Come back home, Jukesgrrl! Neptune needs you!

          • http://www.southsidejohnny.com/ Jukesgrrl

            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

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

    • Boojum_Reborn

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

  • 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…)

    • 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.

    • tessiee

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

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

    • vulpes82

      Like to see them try "Kashyyyk."

  • nobodyssweetheart

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

  • johnnymeatworth

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

  • owhatever

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

  • http://wonkette.com Mrspanky

    No snark. Michelle is awesome!

  • vulpes82

    History's greatest monster!

  • 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.

  • ttommyunger

    Fap, fap, fap……