[Ed. – If what we witnessed in eight years was her and hubby hitting the perfect tone, we’d hate to see the flawed side of the couple.]
Michelle … Obama spoke of the pressure to be perfect and the responsibility of being a role model on Colbert’s show on Friday, November 30.
“When you’re the first of anything the bar feels higher,” she explained. “You don’t have room to make mistakes. One of the things I don’t talk about in the new book, but I talk about on the road, is that I do remember at the end of that last flight that we took out when I was leaving from the capitol, we waved and got on Air Force One for the last time … I cried for about 30 minutes. It was just the release of eight years of feeling like we had to do everything perfectly. That there wasn’t a margin for error. We couldn’t make mistakes. We couldn’t slip, our tone had to be perfect. That was the bar that was set for us.”
Colbert, not wanting to beat around the bush, asked Obama how it felt “to see the next occupant of the oval office who seems indifferent to that responsibility?”