Yahoo’s TV Guide did lie to me. Elizabeth Hasslebeck was totally there for Michelle Obama’s appearance on The View today. She happily put her fist out as Michelle gave everyone a “terrorist fist jab,” then joked about not being hip. Her co-hosting gig was largely drama free with the exception of her description of Barack as being “empathetic” sounded like “pathetic” to Whoopi, et al. But that was cleared up immediately.
Everyone was friendly, minding their Ps and Qs . Whoopi made a point to “clear up” the “proud of my country” comments, then praised her for being a gorgeous darker brown black woman providing contrast to the gold-tooth wearing mush-mouths who pop up on the local evening news.
Michelle looked gorgeous in a sleeveless, patterned dress from White House Black Market. Since this is The View, they spent a few moments discussing Michelle’s sleeveless style and her eschewing of pantyhose. Michelle neatly explained that as a 5’11” woman, pantyhose is a painful experience where they rip and never fit right.
Hell, I’m only 5’3″ and I agree, but I still enjoy patterned tights in the winter.
I will keep my eye out for better pictures, of course. For those who want a blow-by-blow round-up, check out Lynn Sweet’s blog at the Chicago Sun-Times.