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Michelle Obama dishes with Jay Leno

She wears J. Crew but won't criticize Palin's pricey wardrobe.

October 28, 2008|Associated Press

No $150,000 wardrobe malfunctions for Michelle Obama.

"Actually, this is a J. Crew ensemble," the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama told comedian Jay Leno on Monday on his talk show. She wore a yellow sweater, skirt and blouse.

"You can get some good stuff online," she added.

Questioned by Leno, Obama declined to criticize GOP vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin about revelations that the Republican National Committee spent $150,000 on clothes and accessories for Palin and her family.

Obama said she and her husband buy their own clothes. But she said she wanted to be "empathetic."

"A V.P. pick, it's like being shot out of a cannon. All of a sudden you're at the center of attention, and you want to look good," Obama said.

She said neither of the Obamas' two young daughters is overly excited by the campaign.

Ten-year-old Malia's reaction to her father's plans to air a 30-minute paid TV advertisement Wednesday night?

" 'You're going to be on all the TV? Are you going to interrupt my TV?' " her mother said Malia asked.

She said Barack Obama reassured his daughter that he hadn't bought time on the Disney Channel.

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