Well that didn’t take long; to get our lapdogs to heel, I mean.
We had the interview with Oprah-doprah’s gal-pal Gayle King lined up as of last Sunday when the NYT article about Ms. Busy-body’s book ran. Butt we needed a couple extra days to select the lovely, feminine soft peach frock, fly in our makeup artist, complete our purge, have our hair done in a soft twist and practice looking, well…not angry. We’re really wishing we’d upped the Botox dosage at our last treatment though. That usually makes for an emotionless face for at least a month.
The interview aired today on CBS This Morning. And it’s gold. By which I mean - what a great opportunity for Lady M to set the record straight about the lies in Ms. Jodi Kantor’s book.
As is often necessary in order to wave off vicious right-wing attacks, we did have to deploy the race card. Lady M said she's tired of people portraying her as the stereotypical schtrong, angry black woman. Well here, see for yourself in this special MOTUS cut of the CBS interview (H/T Fausta):
Here are just a few of the highlights from the “JUST CLEAN UP THIS MESS!” interview:
"So I've just gotten in the habit of not reading other people's impressions of people."
"I love this job. It has been a privilege from day one."
"I do care deeply about my husband. I am one of his biggest allies. I am one of his biggest confidants."
But she sought to put aside "this notion that I sit in meetings."
"I guess it's just more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here," she said. "That's been an image people have tried to paint of me since the day Barack announced, that I'm some kind of angry black woman."
"There will always be people who don't like me," Mrs. Obama added, and said she could live with that.
Mrs. Obama said that she's "just trying to be me, and I just hope that over time, that people get to know me."
Asked specifically about an assertion of dissension between herself and Emanuel, now the mayor of Chicago, the first lady said she has "never had a cross word" with him.
Who can write about what I feel? What third person can tell me what I feel?"
"If there's communication that needs to happen, it's between staffs," she said. "I don't have conversations with my husband's staff."
Look, I know it’s inconvenient, meeting here…butt we’ve got some issues...
“I am one of his biggest confidantes, but he has dozens of really smart people who surround him.
That's not to say that we don't have discussions and conversations. That's not to say that my husband doesn't know how I feel.
I mean, one thing is true that I talk very candidly to my husband about how I feel, but that's the kind of relationship we have.
So I think Lady M managed to put this controversy to rest once and for all; schtrongly, yet good naturedly.
So remember, in politics, as in life, the rules are really very simple: if mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. Got that?
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