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First Lady Calls Herself 'Busy Single Mother'

Michelle Obama quickly corrects herself in TV interview

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 5, 2013 10:59 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A Vermont TV station's interview with the first lady is getting lots of attention for unintended reasons, notes Mediaite. In the course of talking about the demands on busy parents, Michelle Obama slipped up and referred to herself as a "busy single mother" before quickly correcting herself. The excerpt from WCAX:

  • “Believe me, as a busy single mother—or, I shouldn’t say 'single.' As a busy mother.” Then: “Sometimes when you’ve got the husband who’s president it can feel a little single, but he’s there."

A sample of the reactions:

  • Give her a break: "With her schedule, I'm surprised she can even speak in coherent sentences," writes Laura Beck at Jezebel. "It's a testament to how much she has her shit together that she can even get out of bed in the morning."
  • From the right: A blogger at Michelle Malkin's website thinks it was a Freudian slip. "Sometimes, when you least expect it, parapraxis rears its ugly head," Doug Powers writes.

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