Fist Bump and 'Pathetic': Up for Discussion on 'The View'

Michelle Obama reveals how she initially felt about her husband's presidential aspirations Wednesday on 'The View.' Video by ABC
By Lisa de Moraes
Thursday, June 19, 2008

OMG -- Michelle Obama says her husband is "pathetic"! On national TV!

And he eats bacon! So does she!

And she doesn't wear pantyhose! That's right -- no pantyhose!

And he doesn't take out the trash!

Can this get any worse?! Yes -- it can!

The wife of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama was caught flirting with Sarah Jessica Parker's actor-husband, Matthew Broderick!

So intimate have they become, she was seen brushing dandruff off the suit jacket of the married man who has two -- count 'em, two! -- new movies coming out! While he was wearing it! On national TV!

With the Pew Research Center releasing its controversial study revealing that Michelle Obama has emerged as the "more high profile and controversial spouse" in this presidential campaign, and that a full 26 percent of Americans think the coverage of Mrs. Obama has been "mostly negative," is it any wonder the Obama for President Machine dressed Michelle in a black-and-white sundress with a flower brooch pinned to the left shoulder strap and shoved her on national TV yesterday to do damage control as a guest host with The Ladies of "The View"?

And they no doubt had coached her to touch America's Conservative Sweetheart Elisabeth Hasselbeck as many times as possible, and to say, "This girl, she's solid, she's got great kids, she's a great mom. She's funny."

Really? Funny?

But imagine the Obama for President Machine's dismay when Michelle insisted all The Ladies of "The View" -- including America's Favorite Old Lady Journalist Who Once Had an Affair With a Politician She Presumably Reported On for ABC News, as Detailed in Her Autobiography Available in Bookstores Everywhere, Barbara Walters -- perform The Michelle Obama Terrorist Fist Bump, as a no doubt horrified God-fearing studio audience looked on.

"I have to be greeted properly -- fist bump, please," Michelle said, ominously. Earlier this month, the Obamas caused a media kerfuffle when they fist-bumped during a televised campaign speech. Fox News Channel host E.D. Hill, for instance, wondered if it was a "terrorist fist jab."

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