Michelle Gets a Gig With a 'View'

Mrs. O swaps fist bumps with the girls, dishes on pantyhose, politics, Laura Bush
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2008 12:40 PM CDT
Michelle Gets a Gig With a 'View'
Michelle Obama   (Getty Images (by Event) Individuals)

Michelle Obama started off her debut appearance on “The View” with a jab at the "terrorist fist jab" controversy, demanding of her co-hosts, "I have to be greeted properly. Fist bump please." Obama talked everything from politics to pantyhose—no, she doesn’t wear them—and said she draws attention because “I wear my heart on my sleeve.” When asked right off the bat about her much-ballyhooed patriotism, Time reports, Obama said, “Of course I’m proud.”

The first lady wannabe was “touched” by Laura Bush’s expression of sympathy for her—adding of W’s wife, “There’s a reason why people like her. She doesn’t…fuel the fire.” Obama also praised what Hillary Clinton’s bid did for women, but said of the VP slot, “I’m just glad I have nothing to do with it.” (More Michelle Obama stories.)

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