Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lady M Does Damage Control: Watch It Sucka!

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."

mo and carla evil eyeI’ll form my own, thank you.


"I love this job. It has been a privilege from day one." 

mo have plane will travelHave plane, will travel


"I do care deeply about my husband. I am one of his biggest allies. I am one of his biggest confidants."

C0209_MakingFirstLady_02“How about you just say ‘Sometimes you just have to eat your peas’.”

But she sought to put aside "this notion that I sit in meetings."

  Screenshot Studio capture #388“OK then, let’s get started. Is that remote feed operating now?”

"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."

angry michelleDid Buhrack just call me an angry black woman?”

"There will always be people who don't like me," Mrs. Obama added, and said she could live with that.

Mojill-0070_thumb[5]Because, you know, sometimes, you just can’t help how you feel.

Mrs. Obama said that she's "just trying to be me, and I just hope that over time, that people get to know me."

mo yellingOh, they know you. Butt like you said, “there will always be people who don’t like 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.

MO and toes up to their waist Up to their waists in manure last October: what better place to bury the hatchet than at an organic worm farm in Chicago?


Who can write about what I feel? What third person can tell me what I feel?"

6175af96e1719b95f0be9f85d91f8d67_thumbCurrent mood: Dangerous - somewhere between blue and red

"If there's communication that needs to happen, it's between staffs," she said. "I don't have conversations with my husband's staff."


Screenshot Studio capture #387Look, 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.

Of course some of them don’t “surround” him the same way they once did.

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.


mo and BoOoooooo! I know what that look means.


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.


campaign  begins_thumb“Let me get your chair.”

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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