President Obama: Michelle’s “Single Mother” Comment
Savannah Guthrie talked to President Obama on the Today Show. She asked him what he thought of Michelle Obama’s accidental slip in an interview where she referred to herself as a “single mother.” President Obama said that he often stumbles over his lines in speeches and he cuts a lot of people slack when it comes to slips of the tongue, especially his wife. But he also said that he thought his wife probably felt like a single mother often. He said when he was campaigning, he might not see her for a week and she’d be working and taking care of the children.
Today Show: President Obama Dancing
Savannah Guthrie asked him what he thought of Michelle Obama’s mom dancing on Jimmy Fallon and whether he had any dad dancing moves. President Obama said that his wife tells him that she’s a better dancer than him, and he doesn’t argue. Savannah Guthrie said she heard that there was some “Gangnam Style” dancing around the White House. “I can’t confirm that, but fortunately we destroyed all the tapes.” I had to wonder if this was a slight reference to Richard Nixon’s famous destroying of the Watergate tapes. If it was, it was a sly and clever one.
Today Show: People’s Most Beautiful Women
Julie Jordan, a senior writer at People, came by Today to talk about People’s choices for most beautiful women. Gwyneth Paltrow was on the cover. Julie Jordan said that Gwyneth Paltrow was a great choice, because not only was she beautiful, she’s also a wonderful mother, a successful cookbook writer and of course, movie star. Julie Jordan said that the criteria is beyond physical beauty. She said that it can’t be, either, because Hollywood is filled with beautiful people. She said they were also looked for women “with a good heart.” Michael Buble, who was a guest co-host on Today, wondered where his wife Luisana Lopilato was on that list. Buble said that he thought his wife was the most beautiful woman in the world. He also wondered what he could do to campaign for himself. Julie Jordan gave him six months. “I’ll start doing sit-ups,” Michael Buble said.