Back on the campaign trail, in 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama complained numerous times about not being paid as First Lady:
At a campaign stop in Colorado on Wednesday, President Barack Obama attempted to win over women voters by complaining about how First Lady Michelle Obama did not receive a salary for her First Lady duties.
“I want to make sure that when she’s working she’s getting paid the same as men,” Obama said. “I gotta say that First Ladies right now don’t [get paid], even though that’s a tough job!”
Wow, such an attitude! Taxpayer funded vacations around the world, shopping sprees, private jets. But Michelle wants a salary, too!
If you don’t miss the Bush White House enough, just compare those comments to former First Lady Laura Bush. She sat down for a lengthy interview with C-Span, and they released a sneak preview of that conversation. Watch (above) as she handles the question with grace and charm — Laura reminds us that there are plenty of perks as First Lady, such as a private chef. Clearly, it was a position she was honored to have.
We all miss having a First Lady who loved America.