“Michelle didn’t think it was worth having a commuter marriage…”
In what many dismiss as a simple slip of the tongue, Michelle Obama may have revealed more than she hoped for when she referred to her self as a “busy single mother” during an interview on Vermont television, as reported by Fox News.
Somehow forgetting that she was married to the President of the United States, the First Lady of the U.S. (FLOTUS) stated during an interview with the CBS affiliate in Burlington, VT:
‘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.
The Obamas Lived Separated for Years…
As cited in the Pasadena Weekly via Wikipedia, upon the election of Barack Obama to the U.S. Senate in 2005, Michelle elected to stay in the South Side of Chicago to raise the couple’s two children.
Yet the self-inflicted separation of the couple predates the Senate win.
Barack Obama served as an Illinois State Senator from 1997-2004. During that time frame the couple, again, elected to reside in separate locations.
In a January, 2012 article in the left-of-center news portal The Daily Beast, it was revealed that while Barack lived and worked in the Illinois state capitol of Springfield, Michelle took a pass on relocating:
His tenure in the statehouse was marked by him complaining that the work wasn’t serious enough.
Michelle didn’t think it was worth having a commuter marriage.