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Michelle Obama jokes that the president is as popular as vegetables
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Posted on 05/30/2012 5:37:19 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Michelle Obama jokes that the president is as popular as vegetables By Alicia M. Cohn - 05/29/12 11:43 PM ET

First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday denied that she wields her high popularity over her husband, defending him for "being so consistent in disregarding the chatter."

Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," suggested that the first lady--whose favorability hit 69 percent in a poll from Washington Post/ABC News released last month, a double-digit lead on her husband--is like "ice cream" to the country.

"You exaggerate," the first lady replied. But she added that the president is more like "vegetables" in comparison.

"No, I don't wield it over him," she said of the popularity disparity. "The truth is, one of the things I've seen over the last three and a half years is, I've seen what it takes to be president. I kind of watch this thing pretty closely."

The first lady echoed the Obama campaign in touting the president's accomplishments during his first term, including passing healthcare reform legislation and ending the war in Iraq.

"The thing that it comes down to when you're making those judgment calls is your character," she said. "On the harder decisions, I think he's been so consistent."

She went on to defend Vice President Joe Biden, who has often been cited as the most gaffe-prone member of the ticket, as hardly the black sheep at the White House.

"I love Joe," she said. "He's a great vice president and he's a great friend."


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Michelle Obama jokes that the president is as popular as vegetables...
21 posted on 05/30/2012 8:02:53 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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That can’t be right! According the the Feds Pizza is a veggie..... Obama is about as popular as an Lefty at a Tea Party......


22 posted on 05/30/2012 8:17:36 AM PDT by jakerobins
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