Following her appearance Tuesday night on “The Daily Show,” a new Gallup poll shows First Lady Michelle Obama remains more popular than her husband by a sizable margin.
The first lady, as part of a media blitz to promote her new book “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America,” addressed not only fruits and vegetables Tuesday, but also remarked on excerpts released from an upcoming biography of the president that detail his history with drugs. Without directly mentioning the antics of Obama and his so-called choom gang covered in David Maraniss’ upcoming “Barack Obama: The Story,” Michelle Obama offered some perspective on how her husband went from “intercepting” marijuana to sitting in the White House.
“By the time he was in college, like so many young people, he realized that he could do more with his life,” she told host Jon Stewart. “He had a mother that was always saying, 'You're so gifted, you're so talented,' slapping him on the back of the head saying, 'Get yourself together.' "
Specifying that the events happened before she met her future husband, Michelle Obama elaborated.
"When he lost his father, that was one of those click-in moments. And he really buckled down; he transferred schools, went to Columbia, and thought about how to use his life to the fullest,” she said.