Michelle Obama temporarily referred to herself as a “single mother”:
First lady Michelle Obama accidentally referred to herself as a “single mother” during a local TV interview Thursday — before swiftly correcting herself.
She made the comment during an interview with the CBS affiliate in Burlington, Vt.
While discussing efforts to help under-served communities, the first lady tried to make the point that she’s been in the shoes of a “busy” mother.
“Believe me, as a busy, single mother,” she said, before pausing to correct herself. “Or, I shouldn’t say single — as a busy mother, sometimes you know when you’ve got the husband who’s president, it can feel a little single. But he’s there.”
Thanks to JVW, who adds his own commentary that is worthy of inclusion in this post:
Can we all please step back a moment from our selfish and self-centered lives and ruminate on how difficult it must be to raise children when your husband is President of the United States? I mean it has to be tough, what with coordinating the maids, butlers, chefs, gardners, chauffers, personal secretaries, security detail, gofers, press agents, and other underlings that one gets by virture of living in the White House. And it sucks that the girls can’t spend more time with daddy because he is off on a golf vacation in Florida or they are kicking it as a ski resort in Sun Valley. Next time you are stuck in traffic trying to get the kids delivered from afternoon swim practice to their evening church group meeting and wondering if you might have time to swing through the Taco Bell drive-through to get them something to eat and realizing that you are supposed to pick your spouse up at the airport when she returns from her week-long business trip at 11:00 pm, just remember that Michelle Obama is struggling even more than you are.
Some math: golf takes six hours when all is said and done.
“It’s the only time that for six hours, I’m outside,” Obama told CBS News.
According to the very useful site the Obama Golf Counter, Obama has played 115 rounds of golf as President. 115 times six makes 690 hours of playing golf. There are 40 hours in a standard work week. 690 (number of golf hours played) divided by 40 (number of hours in a standard work week) is 17.25. That’s over 17 work weeks of playing golf — more than four work months.
I’m not sure why that comes to mind in this post, but it does for some reason. (Whistles innocently.)