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  1. Standard member sasquatch672
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    02 Jul '13 17:24
    Free her.



    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday described living in the White House as like being in a...
    First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday described living in the White House as like being in a “really nice prison.”

    Obama’s comment came during her discussion with former First Lady Laura Bush at the African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania during an interview moderated by journalist Cokie Roberts.

    Roberts noted that Martha Washington, the first First Lady, also described living in the role as akin to being a state prisoner.

    Obama said she loved her job and found it liberating in some respects, but confining in others.

    “There are some prison elements to it,” she joked. “But it’s a really nice prison.”

    Former first lady Laura Bush reminded the crowd that First Ladies had a chef.

    “You can’t complain,” Michelle Obama admitted. “But there is definitely elements that are confining.”

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  2. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    02 Jul '13 21:28
    What is your point? You imply she is wrong?
  3. 03 Jul '13 08:06
    woohooo, small talk between two women complaining that their jobs are confining in some aspects. so unlike every freakin other person on the planet.






    EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND READ THIS!!!!!!!!
  4. 03 Jul '13 08:08
    Originally posted by apathist
    What is your point? You imply she is wrong?
    he is implying that journalism today is a ridiculous gossip rag. that people actually care about this mundane story and that makes us a sad bunch.


    at least i hope so. it would be really sad if he actually gives any importance to this
  5. 03 Jul '13 13:01
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    Free her.



    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday described living in the White House as like being in a...
    First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday described living in the White House as like being in a “really nice prison.”

    Obama’s comment came during her discussion with former First Lady Laura Bush at the African First Ladies Summit in Tanza ...[text shortened]... there is definitely elements that are confining.”

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    We tried to free her in 2012. What can you say, Barak Obama has us all captives. :'(
  6. 03 Jul '13 21:56
    Originally posted by apathist
    What is your point? You imply she is wrong?
    Of course there are some aspects of being first lady that are limiting, and the security at the Whitehouse is extraordinary.

    Why make a comment about it. When she wants to get away, she has a virtually unlimited vacation budget.
  7. 04 Jul '13 06:35
    That's most definitely an amazing and shocking revelation by the First Lady. Using such a description to indicate that a job comes with responsibilities and restrictions couldn't be more outrageous.
  8. 04 Jul '13 08:26
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Of course there are some aspects of being first lady that are limiting, and the security at the Whitehouse is extraordinary.

    Why make a comment about it. When she wants to get away, she has a virtually unlimited vacation budget.
    small talk
    with another first lady. could have been a discussion about the weather. or their favourite colors.


    why is this thread still not dead?