Barack Obama Just Might Be One of Us


After Michelle Obama planted the White House vegetable garden with some kids, she talked to reporters about something far more interesting: her clothes. She said Barack tries to monitor her fashion purchases.

“He’s always asking: ‘Is that new? I haven’t seen that before.’ It’s like, Why don’t you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet.”

She teasingly imitated him: “You didn’t need any more shoes. The shoes you had on yesterday were fine. Why can’t you just wear that for the rest of the presidency?”

Barack may not understand that there is no "need" in "fashion," but he redeemed himself. Take MObama's gray metallic belt:

“Barack calls it my ‘Star Trek’ belt,” the first lady said in an interview this week. “He doesn’t understand fashion.”

Why, that sounds like something we would say! Barack, you are always welcome to guest-blog here, like Beyoncé just did.

Mrs. Obama Speaks Out About Her Household [NYT]