Michelle Obama will guest host "The View" this morning at 11 on Ch. 5, in her continuing efforts to shake off some of the public-image problems, lies, and misconceptions that have trailed her during the presidential campaign. You can bet the "View" ladies will help her clear the air on everything from her comment in February that “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country” to accusations that she made a speech in her church about "whitey."
In today's New York Times, Mrs. Obama also reaches into entertainment TV -- the sitcom "The Jeffersons" -- as she talks about the "whitey" business. "You are amazed sometimes at how deep the lies can be,” she says. “I mean, ‘whitey’? That’s something that George Jefferson would say. Anyone who says that doesn’t know me. They don’t know the life I’ve lived. They don’t know anything about me.”
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