Michelle Obama talked about "running own house on Oprah in October, 2006"

Evidence in link below:

I've been watching the news coverage about Michelle Obama recently and I have to put this out there.

In October, 2006, as her husband was on his book tour before the mid-cycle election, she said something that stuck in my memory.

About whether or not her husband should run for president:

"Michelle says she admires the way her husband lives both his political aspirations and his family life. Although Michelle says she sometimes feels like a single parent, she accepts that time apart has "always sort of been the nature of the beast."

"It's not just the time, but it's the intent. It's what he does and how he reflects the importance of our relationship when he is there," Michelle says.

Michelle says she feels like family isn't a compromise we should make in politics. "In my view...I want the next president to be someone who understands what it means to be a father and a husband and is contributing. Because I don't think he can represent those values for us as a nation if he can't do it in his own house," Michelle says. "Whoever [the president] may be."

Guys, she's talking about her husband and little girls.

http://www.oprah.com/tows/slide/200610/2 0061018/slide_20061018_284_113.jhtml

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18 Comments

thanks for the evidence, but...

everybody who pays attention to the race knows this. This was an attempt by Drudge and DPandrews and other pathetic sniveling liars to make shit up to fool those who are too busy with their lives to pay close enough attention. It was obvious to anyone who cared to be even slightly informed that this whole "controversy" was an invented crock of shit.

This "controversy" has shown me just how far gone from decency some Clinton supporters are. I am glad to see that so far Mrs. Clinton has not herself given this farce any attention. At least she has more decency and integrity than some of her supporters.

by thenew 2007-08-22 04:24PM | 0 recs
Re: thanks for the evidence, but...

I'm not a big Hillary fan but there are things I like about her. HER NETROOTS SUPPORTERS (most of them)are doing everything possable to make her into the caricature the right wing has done to her with Republicans and independants.

by nevadadem 2007-08-22 04:35PM | 0 recs
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Couldn't agree more.

by thenew 2007-08-22 04:40PM | 0 recs
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does anybody find it a little entaining that saying you have to run your own house to run the White House has become a swipe at the Clintons?  I mean there is some legitamacy to the statements.  The President, especially if he is Black, is the role-model in chief.  Could you imagine how much damage it would do to the Black Community if Obama was discovered to have an affair.  I just find it entertaining that the Clintons have nearly single handedly turned a statement along those lines into a negative attack.

by CardBoard 2007-08-22 04:49PM | 0 recs
Re: thanks for the evidence, but...

There is something bizarre about your statement , that I just can't put my finger on.

It didn't come out right , especially when you related it to the black community , it just didn't come together well.

" The President, especially if he is Black, is the role-model in chief.  Could you imagine how much damage it would do to the Black Community if Obama was discovered to have an affair "

- The statement above is weird in a way , I don't want to say it is racist , but it feels that way.

Although I know its not your intention, but its just not a well thought out statement. It has some truth to it but at the same time it doesn't feel right. Haha.

The racially sensitive might have a problem with it.

by lori 2007-08-22 05:05PM | 0 recs
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I remember some of the comments about Jesse Jackson when his affair came out - I can only imagine how amplified they will be if it were President Obama.  I'm just saying a candidate's spuose suggesting that one needs to keep their own home in order was kind of common fair until the Clintons came about... and just because of Bill Clinton that statement has become a taboo?  Barack Obama is an example for a lot of Americans, and even more so for a lot of young Black Americans, and their demonstration of family life is something important to Michelle - she should be able to talk about it freely, but isn't because of Bill Clinton's affairs.

by CardBoard 2007-08-22 06:55PM | 0 recs
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no diagreement there

by lori 2007-08-22 06:58PM | 0 recs
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nice to agree for a change - I just find that the statement was an issue rather funny.  And a little odd that no body has commented on why this is an issue.

by CardBoard 2007-08-22 07:06PM | 0 recs
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you couldn't have written it better.  And this is the one thing that many democrats have an issue with.  My mother love Bill Clinton, but hated what he did in office.  An affair, is a private matter, but one he made public.  So, family values should be talked about.  And often, these kids out there need to see that.  The president is an example, along with his family, whether they like it or not.  And if Bill and Hillary Clinton have an issue with it, so be it.  It is part of their past, and they will always be judged.  And always remember, we did not want to judge them, it was put out there for us to.  And wheter we like it or not, that part of the Clinton Presidency, stunk of high heaven.

by iamready 2007-08-22 08:03PM | 0 recs
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There is something bizarre about your statement , that I just can't put my finger on.

It didn't come out right , especially when you related it to the black community , it just didn't come together well.

I understood what the poster was saying, and they're on the money. Black folk understand that they must be above reproach. Obama knows that he's not allowed to have any slipups. Just not possible.

And, yes, the Black community would feel the 'responsibility' for Obama's slipup.

by rikyrah 2007-08-22 07:26PM | 0 recs
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I understood it too!  Unable or unwilling to recognize the double standards that African Americans are subjected to doesn't make it less true.

by Dee 2007-08-23 06:51AM | 0 recs
Re: thanks for the evidence, but...

You're just a typical Edwards hypocrite. Which Clinton talking head? I don't know Clinton has any 'talking head' on CNN.

This sort of wild accusation is typical tactic spouted by you.

by areyouready 2007-08-22 05:11PM | 0 recs
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Oh, yeah, Matt Drudge is such a Hillary supporter, I'd be surprised if he was not in the running for her VP slot.

by reasonwarrior 2007-08-22 05:13PM | 0 recs
What they are doing is trying to smear...

and Hillary Clinton has been through this.  Everyone knows that Michelle Obama was not talking about Hillary Clinton.  See how the news is.  You can not trust it anymore.  They are not about fact, but fiction.

by iamready 2007-08-22 07:55PM | 0 recs
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thanks rssrai. i won't praise her for staying out of the mud anymore then.

by thenew 2007-08-22 04:50PM | 0 recs
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I can't believe how much talk an innocent remark like hers has generated.  But then again, I shouldn't be, she has handled herself very gracefully from the start so the comment was probably jumped on to bring her into the "catfight"- people have probably just been waiting on the opportunity to take anything and twist it to rope her into being like loudmouth Elzabeth Edwards.

by reasonwarrior 2007-08-22 05:11PM | 0 recs
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I agree. After I read the full transcript, I believe she was just referring to her own family.

Rassai was still spouting the lie that Clinton people jumped into this mud.

by areyouready 2007-08-22 05:14PM | 0 recs
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Silly, pmb...why are you doing "research" and looking for the "truth" before making rash journalistic decisions?

You are a disappointment to the Matt Drudge's of the world (and all those lazy journalists who parrot everything he has to say).

Shame on you!

by Dem in Dallas 2007-08-23 05:15AM | 0 recs

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