Michelle Talks Fashion, Food, Fitness

First lady pokes fun at fashion-challenged husband
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2009 6:51 AM CDT
First lady Michelle Obama takes part in the groundbreaking of the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington yesterday.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama pays as much attention to his wife’s wardrobe as the media does, Michelle Obama tells the New York Times in an interview on life in the Obama household. "He’s always asking: ‘Is that new? I haven’t seen that before,’ the first lady said. "It’s like, ‘Why don’t you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet.’"

Michelle said she fights hard to stay in shape and to make sure her daughters stick to healthy diets—despite the attentions of their indulgent grandmother. ”She thinks I’m strict in terms of food,” Obama said, “but really everything I learned, I learned from her. It’s just now these are her grandchildren. She thinks Malia and Sasha should have dessert every day, three times a day."