Michelle Obama Reflects on Year 1

She teases Barack about his gray hair, but gets serious about obesity
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2010 9:51 AM CST

(Newser) – She may be one of Forbes' most powerful women, People's most beautiful people, Time's most influential people, and even Maxim's hottest women, but Michelle Obama insists she's not that interesting. "I still see myself as Michelle Obama, the girl who grew up in the south side of Chicago," the first lady says in this morning's Today Show interview. "What people have seen over the course of the year is really Michelle."

Obama discusses everything from her pet issues, the latest of which is childhood obesity, to Barack's quickly graying hair. As for the ups and downs of his first year in office, “Hope and change are hard-fought things,” she says. “Barack warned us about this over the course of the campaign. He talked a lot about hope, but he said that with that comes compromise and sacrifice. And it's painful, and it takes time. It's true, and we're sort of feeling the pain of that.”

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