Michelle Obama: I'll 'Never Get Sick of Talk About My Arms'
First lady loves the compliments
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2010 9:14 AM CST
Michelle Obama rocked her arms in her official portrait.   (AP Photo/The White House, Joyce N. Boghosian, File)
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(Newser) – Remember the hullabaloo over Michelle Obama's gunboats? That was great, the first lady tells Barbara Walters in a lighter moment of the first couple's interview. Walters notes that Obama is wearing sleeves, reports the Huffington Post, and asks if she's sick of the chatter. Responds Obama: "I will never get sick of people talking about my toned arms. If it's a positive compliment, I am a woman, just, like, bring it on. I'm cool with it. But no, I still wear what I like and enjoy, and I thought this dress is pretty."

As for the guy on her arm, he'll "definitely notice" what she's wearing, says the first lady. Maybe to a fault: "Sometimes it's a little irritating. Because it's like, 'is that new?'" she says. "It's like, well, well—stay out of my closet!" The president tells Walters "I'm not rifling through" her closet, but adds that Michelle "looks good, generally."

 

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