Yesterday morning, the first lady Michelle Obama made the rounds of the morning talk shows to mark the one-year anniversary of her “Let’s Move” anti-obesity initiative, and talk about how the President quit smoking and if he dyes his hair or not. See the video/highlights of Michelle on “Today” and “Live With Regis and Kelly” inside….
Michelle Obama talked to Matt Lauer this morning on the “Today” about a variety of subjects dear to her heart, like childhood obesity, healthy living and her family. Here are some highlights:
“I”m not going to comment on his policy. the entire west wing has focused a lot of energy on this. When i look at what’s going on in egypt it reminds me how grateful we are to live in a democracy. I wish the people of egypt the best and i know that america will be working to do the right thing.”
On Barack’s smoking:
“All of the women in my husband’s life. We want him to be healthy. He’s worked hard and i’m proud he’s been able to kick the habit. Once he made the commitment to quit, I left him alone. it’s a very personal thing. I don’t think there is one right way to do it. I know once a person makes the decision they have to find the best path. I think i said when a person is doing the right thing, you leave them alone.”
On Making Sasha and Malia’s life normal:
“I think about it all the time. Barack and I try to keep them out of it. I think we have done a good job. If you talk to our kids they are very normal. We recognize them. But friends who is come to visit they look and say, these are the little girls we have known. We’re just going to stay vigilant.”
On People Not Liking Barack:
“I’m sure that there are some people who don’t like my husband. Any president of the united states– this is a tough job. You’re not going to please everybody all the time. That’s not why you do this job. There are tough decisions that have to be made. So i’m sure there are people who don’t like my husband. There are people who have had strong feelings about every single president that’s ever held the office.”
On the “Let’s Move” Campaign:
“I think seeing the broad-based coalition of people who are stepping up. We are getting involvement from every sector. From businesses, from the medical profession, from teachers, parents. You know, I had hoped when we started this that this would be a unifying issue because we all care about our kids. And I have seen that positive momentum that people are ready to make some hard changes in their lives in the way we live. We fundamentally started shifting the conversation in this country and that’s been a very good thing.
With the passing of the child nutrition legislation this year, we are seeing some of the most sweeping changes in school lunches that we have seen in generations. That was a surprise to me. I would have thought of all the changes that we would have improvements in school lunches but we haven’t, but now we’ll start seeing that.”
On if Barack Dyes his hair:
“No. He’s pretty gray. I think if he had known he would be president he would have started dying his hair ten years ago.”
Watch Mrs. Obama on the “Today” Show below:
After Mrs. Obama left the “Today” show, she stopped by “Live With Regis And Kelly” to continue the discussion about “Let’s Move” and the royal wedding.
The first lady said she is not going to the Royal Wedding, just simply because she has not been invited.
“No, no I’m not going to go,” she told Kelly Ripa this morning. “I wasn’t invited.”
But this isn’t viewed as a slight. Michelle continued, “Marriage is a personal private thing, they should invite who they want to invite. And if I get invited, I’ll go.”
And on being able to separate family life from work, Michelle says Barack is excellent at being able to leave his stressful job in the West Wing and come home to the family quarters and relax.
Watch video of Mrs. O. on “Live WIth Regis And Kelly” here: