Oops! Obama Goofs on How He Met Michelle

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2009 11:02 AM CDT
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet graduates and audience members after his speech at the National Economic School graduation in Moscow today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Husbands of the world relax—Barack Obama isn’t perfect after all. The president made a fairly public marital goof today, when he seemingly forgot how he met the first lady. “I don’t know if anybody else will meet their future wife or husband in class like I did,” he told students in Moscow—though Obama didn’t meet Michelle in class, or even at school, Politico reports.

Though the Obamas both went to Harvard, Barack started the semester after Michelle Robinson graduated. The two met the next year, while Barack was a summer associate at a law firm where Michelle worked. Maybe it was jetlag talking—it was 4am in Washington when Obama gave the speech—but since Michelle was there, Politico suggests a trip to the florist.