Mrs. O Gets Her Own View

Following Cindy McCain's path, Michelle Obama will guest-host June 18
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jun 5, 2008 10:42 AM CDT
Michelle Obama will host 'The View' in two weeks.   (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
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(Newser) – Following Cindy McCain's lead, Michelle Obama will co-host The View on June 18, the AP reports. ABC’s mid-morning gabfest asked the wife of the presumptive Democratic nominee to be a guest, but she said she’d rather jump into the often-lively chat and guest interviews, as McCain did in April.

"Equal time—that's hard to argue with,” the show’s executive producer said. "We treat the wives differently than the candidates. We're tougher on the candidates than we are on the wives. We're trying to get to know them."