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Gingersnap
07-01-2008, 10:22 AM
Michelle's homemaker side

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In the interview, Obama talked about keeping fit, her wardrobe and other details of daily life. Some tidbits:

How she relaxes -- She takes her daughters to soccer, tennis, swimming and play dates. ''That tends to relax me,'' she said. ''I'm usually doing it with other moms who have been friends, and we gossip and catch up and watch the kids play.''

Her workout routine -- It's 90 minutes long, and she does it up to four times a week, depending on her travel schedule. It includes cardio, free weights, treadmill, stair-walking and other activities. ''Nobody's asked that,'' she teased. ''This is a scoop.''

What else she does when she's not campaigning -- "I sleep.''

Fashion tips -- ''Wear what you like,'' advised the 5-11 Obama, who was wearing a low-cut, gray-and-white dress with a gray sweater. On ''The View'' recently, she said she never wears pantyhose, but she'd like to clarify that: She wears them ''for special occasions or for cold weather.''

Date nights -- ''Barack and I don't have interesting lives, never did. We're basically family people. When we go on a date, it's either dinner or a movie because we can't stay awake for both,'' she said. Dates now include the Secret Service. ''They give us our space,'' she said.

Evelyn Simien, a political scientist at the University of Connecticut, said Obama is wise to stress her ''Suzy Homemaker side'' because ''it's the side that married women can relate to. She's got to be strategic.

Well, I'm married and I don't relate to her.

Suntimes (http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/1033178,CST-NWS-michelle01.article)

linda22003
07-01-2008, 10:26 AM
"When we go on a date, it's either dinner or a movie because we can't stay awake for both"

I can sure relate to THAT. :D

megimoo
07-01-2008, 10:55 AM
"When we go on a date, it's either dinner or a movie because we can't stay awake for both"

I can sure relate to THAT. :DYou were intended too !

lacarnut
07-01-2008, 11:11 AM
"When we go on a date, it's either dinner or a movie because we can't stay awake for both"

I can sure relate to THAT. :D

Oh noes, we can not have another wannabee President that nods off in the Oval chair. Obama is disqualified. :cool: Since no mention of cooking, I assume it's burgers, fried chicken & pork chops ordered out.

linda22003
07-01-2008, 11:18 AM
Oh noes, we can not have another wannabee President that nods off in the Oval chair.

It's probably only if he goes out to dinner or a movie. There are so many reasons not to support him that have substance, I can't be particularly worried about his sleep habits.

biccat
07-01-2008, 02:52 PM
Her Homemaker side? As opposed to her Racist Bitch side?

Eyelids
07-01-2008, 03:06 PM
I can assure you Michelle Obama is not the cookie-cutter soccer mom they are trying to paint her to be.

linda22003
07-01-2008, 03:09 PM
I can assure you Michelle Obama is not the cookie-cutter soccer mom they are trying to paint her to be.

I doubt she is, any more than Hillary was. What I don't understand is why that's an issue any more. We're still very "retro" in what we seem to expect a first lady to be. Cindy McCain has a profitable business to run, and doesn't seem to be very interested in being first lady, for example.