And here's Michelle!
January 31st, 2012
10:28 PM ET

And here's Michelle!

 We’re getting a glimpse into what life is like in the White House including mentally preparing for a presidential campaign and sleepovers for the first daughters from first lady Michelle Obama as she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday. 

The first lady is in California raising money for her husband’s campaign at Democratic National Committee fundraisers and also advancing her Let’s Move initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.

 Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Mrs. Obama confided her feelings on the upcoming campaign.

 “There's really no way to prepare for it.  You know, you just take each day as it comes.  I think, Barack and I, our motto is, you try to do the best job we can do every single day and the hope is that will speak for itself.  So, you know, we wake up everyday, we think about what this country needs.”

 She told Leno two of the most important issues she has pressed for as first lady are her initiative to combat childhood obesity in this country and her work with military families.

On the subject of her own family, the first lady said her daughters Sasha and Malia are adjusting well to life in the White House.

“They're doing really well and I think that's been one of the most surprising things about living in the White House and probably one of the things I've worried most about was whether we could have a normal life,”  she told Leno in a video clip released by NBC. 

“The people at the White House are amazing, the girls are good, they're normal, we always check in, they have a regular life.  They've got friends and sleepovers, and to them its home.  It's been truly a blessing for us,” she said. 

The first lady came to the Leno show bearing gifts as she presented the host with an apple and some White House honey from her White House kitchen garden.  The comedian couldn’t let that pass without a double entendre joke saying, “That sounds bad…You know, with a different president, that could mean a whole different thing.”

And Mitt Romney’s musical skills also came up as Leno asked Mrs. Obama if she heard the GOP candidate’s slightly off key rendition of  “America the Beautiful” on the campaign trail Tuesday.  Mrs. Obama didn’t miss a beat saying she had seen the video in the NBC green room and as the audience laughed she hesitated only briefly diplomatically declaring the rendition “beautiful” and that, “It's a song that's to be sung by every American.”


soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. 100% Eth

    Hahahaha, that but works. I saw the other gardeners, during my visit.
    Good job, all.

    February 1, 2012 at 1:43 am |
  2. Jane

    She's great! We're lucky to have such a wonderful First Lady!

    February 1, 2012 at 2:53 am |
    • Howard

      While Americans are pinching their pennies, looking for work, watching their home values sink, getting gouged at the market and the pumps ... Michelle Obama goes on a one hour $50,000 shopping spree, for clothes, in New York. Barack squanders FIVE TRILLION of OUR hard earned dollars, in just3 years ... and, now both of the Obama's are campaigning feverishly, for Americans to send them more of OUR money, in order to help the Obama's get reelected.
      It's time to kick these self-serving, corrupt hypocrites out of the White House !!!

      February 1, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
      • @howard

        You are so misinformed and your perception of the first Family is so far to the RIGHT, I ask you to check on GWB 8 years as POTUS, what did he do? Let me give you a few FACTS, PISSED AWAY A HUGE SURPLUS LEFT FOR HIM BY CLINTON, GOT US IN 2 WARS, LET WALLSTREET & HOUSING FANNIE & FREDDIE RUN US INTO THE GROUND AND SIR I WILL ADD THAT THE ECONOMY TANKED BEFORE BARRACK TOOK OFFICE, HEY MY 401k TANKED AND THE FIRST BAILOUT MONEY WAS DISPURSED BY GWB, SO GET OFF YOUR HIGH GOP HIGH HORSE

        February 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
      • Lynn

        You're busy with this same lame blog. Glen Beck, go away with your outright lies and smears, check your tongue, it's probably got a big blister. Saying it's so, doesn't mean it is.

        February 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
      • Fla.Pete

        Hey Howard,you that Truth go to that round room and stand in a corner,typical Repub anal retentives...

        February 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Howard....How do you type all these lies with your Pinocchio nose? It must be 6 to 8 foot long by now.
        Haven't you read the first lady shops at Target. Here is a link with photos.
        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/29/michelle-obama-target_n_987991.html

        February 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  3. SallyinChicago

    Love this woman. So cool, so calm through it all.
    I'm just wondering - where are the mean spirit remarks that normally accompany these message boards when Michele is spotlighted.

    February 1, 2012 at 4:29 am |
    • John

      Usually they come in response to posts like this one.

      February 1, 2012 at 6:57 am |
    • Dean

      They usually occur when she does something that is very unbecoming of a First Lady (which is often). CNN just doesn't run as many of those stories which the campaign season getting into full swing.

      February 1, 2012 at 8:27 am |
      • Trace

        ...oh yeah, we need this idiot to tell us all ;what is and is not acceptable for the FLOTUS !

        Geesh.....go lay down moron. We don't need your Faux News expertise, or proper decorum discertation on the behavior of the First Lady. HOW WOULD YOU KNOW? Have you ever been married to a president? Do you even think before you post your stupidity?

        February 1, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  4. in his dreams

    Three words for obama, Georgia Eligibility Ruling!

    February 1, 2012 at 8:04 am |
  5. dew

    this is all her and her husband wants, they want to be tvs stars, this is all that matter to them.

    February 1, 2012 at 8:10 am |
    • Trace

      hey sour puss, ....Sounds like jealousy to the rest of us. Waah Waah Waah....unfortunately for you the rest of us wouldn't care to see YOU on TV, not now nor ever. There's really not anything interesting about people like you, that bring absolutely zero to the debate. The current GOP/Tea Potty Republicans are experts at being worthless and useless (i.e. 11% approval rating, the lowest in recorded history)....why don't you run for office as a GOP twit, so you can be irrelevant with the rest of the fools.....America will be voting that bunch out... into extinction this Nov anyway

      February 1, 2012 at 10:05 am |
      • Howard

        Anybody with half a brain can see through the fransparent efforts
        to make michelle obama look like a cross between Mother Teresa,
        and Snow White. After years in corrupt Chicago poliics, emorrmous
        undeserved salaries, based on nepotism, and TWENTY YEARS of listening to
        'God Damn America', the White House P.R. department is working
        overtime to nominate her for sainthood ... and the slobbering obama
        stooges are defending this phony, as if michelle is the second coming
        ... when in reality, it's just more B.S. from phony sacred cow !!!

        February 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Howard all you type over and over are the same lame lies, which have been FACT CHECKED and found lacking of truth. BTW what is your mentor paying you per post for this unoriginal garbage?

        February 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
  6. Marry

    Michelle Obama is a first class – First Lady! She is simply wonderful!

    February 1, 2012 at 8:13 am |
  7. PeterD

    According to AP/CNN Recent Polls Michelle Obama is going down in American History Books as One of The Most Ugly First Lady of The White House.

    February 1, 2012 at 8:31 am |
    • Trace

      and you Pete are about as attractive as the business end of a cocker spaniel.

      In our neighborhood, they make sure we pick up the droppings left by our dogs. By the way, Where's the dog that dropped you on the pavement?, because you are a mess...absolutely disgusting.

      February 1, 2012 at 10:12 am |
      • jean2009

        Tut-tut Trace don't insult the business end of Cocker Spaniel...we know Pete is not that good looking.

        As for Peter. there is a site under images titled: Images First Lady Michelle Obama is Beautiful with hundreds of photographs of the first lady. Plus more photographs at this site; http://www.hollyscoop.com/michelle-obama/pictures/56935

        February 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
    • Joi Gibson

      As we used to say in grade school – takes one to know one. The First Lady is stunning in a beautiful way. And she's down to earth. Love her!!!

      OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

      February 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
    • WRONG!

      WHAT ABOUT BUSH 1 FIRST LADY, SHE LOOKED LIKE HIS GRANDMOTHER RATHER THAN HIS WIFE

      February 1, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
    • Truthzone

      Care to post those polls you racist liar? Oh they only exist in your mind? They must be lonely all by themselves in there. The First Lady looked beautiful, was charming...and you racists not only hate it, but you fear Michelle O, which is why you are always hating on her. So sad, but I must admit amusing.

      February 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
    • stanitan

      I think she is very attractive and in a great shape.

      February 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
    • Ivywoods

      I thought that honor would definitely go to Barbara Bush or Nancy Reagan, the two most ugliest women this side of Texas. Barbara has the face of a stroke affected dog, and Nancy looks like a bird pinched her all over her face. And you double wides have a nerve to speak nastily about this First Lady...you have got to be kidding.

      May 27, 2012 at 3:46 am |
  8. concerned democrat

    PeterD wrote:

    According to AP/CNN Recent Polls Michelle Obama is going down in American History Books as One of The Most Ugly First Lady of The White House. Where do you get your facts from. You have to be the UGLY person to take the time to write something like that...GEEZ! Can't you guys be the least bit respectful even for a story like this!

    February 1, 2012 at 9:01 am |
    • Truthzone

      Racists don't deal in facts, only lies and fears. That's why they love Fox News so much.

      February 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
  9. concerned democrat

    PeterD wrote:

    According to AP/CNN Recent Polls Michelle Obama is going down in American History Books as One of The Most Ugly First Lady of The White House.

    Where do you get your facts from. You have to be the UGLY person to take the time to write something like that...GEEZ! Can't you guys be the least bit respectful even for a story like this!

    February 1, 2012 at 9:02 am |
    • Raquel

      I'm not sure who's doing the calling: is it the US media; the UK; the rest of the world; US clabks; Africans; ? What makes Obama black' is partly a pervasive labelling that isn't about skin tone or ancestry, but about being slightly different to every president so far. But it is also about signalling to the wider population that it's now okay to be slightly different. IN that regard, black' could equally be Catholic, Mormon, female, Hispanic, .

      April 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  10. guest

    its really sad some people have to say mean things about someone they dont know or will never meet. It's negative things that people like to display to the world that shows just how "ugly" they really are........inside and out. Be nice

    February 1, 2012 at 9:15 am |
    • Trace

      ...actually sweetheart.....These are people per se, these are village idiots. They run around loose all the time. They have nothing positive to say. Some people laugh whenever they show and some people sigh in pity for this knuckle draggers...but they are a part of these blogs almost daily...particularly when they leave their parents basement to get to some sunshine

      February 1, 2012 at 10:16 am |
      • Dayron

        Jennifer Hogan – My vote is for Jacqui and Raegan. This wedding was so fun and so beatuiful. I wished I was back in Austin when their anniversary just passed. Thanks to Vanessa for amazing shots and for letting Jax's friends take pics too!February 16, 2010 10:37 pm

        October 9, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  11. Ellie Lightt

    Moochie to visit Louisville KY Campaigning for OBumbles "but don't expect to get in for free. It's a campaign event for President Obama's 2012 re-election effort". Tickets start at $100.-" people the news story does not mention how much it is costing the taxpayer to fly her around the country campaigning for her husband security cost $$ transpotation cost $$ food (Lobster) cost $$ local cops cost $$ all at the taxpayers expense so why isn't the news reporting the cost?? So Wave 3 whats the rough estimate cost to the US taxpayer ?? this is about a $500,000.00 campaign stop here in Louisville – awe heck lets be conservative and say it only cost the US Taxpayer $200,000.00 and the Louisville Taxpayers $25,000.00 for the day - kinda cheap compared to her $4,000,000.00 (4) million dollar Hawaii vacation last month wouldn't you say?? Hey Louisville we got a bargain!!!!!

    February 1, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  12. Joe the plummer

    libtards posting over & over - looks like desperation to me

    February 1, 2012 at 10:41 am |
    • Truthzone

      That's hilarious coming from someone so stupid that you can't even spell your own pen name correctly.

      February 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
      • jean2009

        Love it....wonder how that would look on a business card.?

        February 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
      • Joi Gibson

        @Truthzone,

        ZING!!! Set 'em straight!

        February 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  13. george of the jungle

    One of the rules for being a repo is. You have to be stupid and mean. No matter what story is run about the President or First lady some repo clown jumps in with trash talk. After Romneys win last night he was saying how the President will run the dirtiest campaign ever. Looking at the debachel that just happened in Florida. Thats hard to believe. The first lady is working on good things for this counrty both with her food program and with military families. Insults and nasty lies are all one sided. Please tell us about the great ideas coming from the repo party. Oh wait there are none.

    February 1, 2012 at 11:13 am |
    • AGREED

      WELL SAID, DITTO! WILL ROMENY WORK ON SUN IF ELECTED POTUS, YOU KNOW MORMONS ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO WORK OR SHOP OR DO ANYTHING ON SUNDAYS, NOT TO MENTION NOT 1 OF HIS 5 SONS HAVE EVER SERVED THIS GREAT NATION, NOT EVEN AS A RESERVE.

      February 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
      • SticktotheFacts

        Obama didn't serve either, so what's your point?

        February 15, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
  14. Libra

    What a great First Lady of the USA! Let's compare to other first lady's; she is smart, attractive and down to earth. Mrs. Obama and the Preseident are in love and love their children. They are not cheating on each other and never had. People are so intimidated by her that they have to make things up. Where is she mean, angry or inappropriate? Who was more mean, angry and inappropriate than Hillary Clinton, who had a failed marriage.

    February 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  15. Joi Gibson

    I proudly admit to having a woman crush on the First Lady!!! There is just something about her that it seems like you could sit with her and talk about anything.

    4 MORE YEARS!!!!!

    February 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  16. Andrew

    I wonder what sex positions she likes

    February 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  17. Fla.Pete

    I'M glad she's doing good,great first lady.Too bad Baracks showing wear signs,from struggling with Repub anal retentives,that are self imploding on themselves.Just keep it up Mr.President,I am a Democrat and proud of you,TRUE AMERICAN...God Bless....

    February 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
    • Joi Gibson

      Here, here, Fla. Pete, my fellow Floridian.

      February 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
  18. nICKATL01

    I love her

    April 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  19. RS, CA

    Who cares!

    June 17, 2012 at 1:35 am |