Michelle Obama is taking a seat next to Whoopi, Sherri Shepherd, Joy Behar and Barbara Wah-Wah Walters today on The View. (Conservative chatter and John McCain fan Elizabeth Hasselbeck isn’t scheduled to be on if you believe Yahoo’s TV listings.) In St. Louis the show will be on at 10 a.m. on ABC-affiliate, KDNL-12.
She was originally offered a spot as a guest, but oh, no no … Cindy McCain got to co-host so Michelle is getting her chance to shine.
Depending on who you ask, this spot on The View is either about the re-branding of Michelle or simply about Michelle getting herself out there in support of Barack’s campaign. I would argue that a little of both is going on.
While I and most other Michelle-a-holics don’t think our South Side Queen needs re-branding, considering she’s become “fair game” in the eyes of the opposition and things like the Michelle Obama Watch have become necessary, going on The View and chewing cud with the rest of the bovines can’t hurt.
Personally, I never want to see a “muzzle” put on our opinionated Future First Lady, but this is America. You can’t have a black woman just running around, speaking her mind. That’s crazy talk. What if she says something true that makes everyone uncomfortable? Quelle horror!