Michelle Wants Prez to Lose (to Her, at Tennis)

But won't spill girls' Halloween costumes to Jay Leno
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 24, 2009 9:35 AM CDT

(Newser) – What's President Barack Obama's most annoying habit? Practicing his speeches for hours in front of the bathroom mirror? Talking too much foreign policy at the dinner table? No—First Lady Michelle Obama said last night it's his tennis game. When they play, the president usually wins. "He beats me quite often," she added on NBC's The Jay Leno Show, appearing via satellite hookup from the White House. "That gets to be pretty annoying."

The first lady said Bo, the presidential pooch, celebrated his first birthday earlier this month with veal cake at a Rose Garden party. "We had a really sweet celebration. We had party hats." But she refused to divulge what Malia and Sasha are wearing for Halloween. "You need security clearance for that." Leno also wanted to know what she whispers to her husband after his speeches. "I usually ask him did he take out the garbage," she said.