Michelle Obama's Gripe: President's Tennis Game

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- What's President Barack Obama's most annoying habit?

Practicing his speeches for hours in front of the bathroom mirror? Talking too much foreign policy at the dinner table?

No - first lady Michelle Obama said Friday it's his tennis game. When they play, the president usually wins.

"He beats me quite often," she said on NBC's "The Jay Leno Show," appearing via satellite hookup from the White House. "That gets to be pretty annoying."

The show was taped for airing later Friday evening.

In a brief skit, Leno pushed her to talk about her husband's flaws. At first, she sarcastically said he has none.

"He's perfect," she quipped.

Then she let it out: It's their battles on the tennis court that get her peeved.

It also looks like Bo - the Obamas' dog - is living like a king. The first lady said the presidential pooch celebrated his first birthday earlier this month with a Rose Garden party.

Bo, a Portuguese water dog, feasted on a cake shaped like a dog house that was made out of veal.

"We had a really sweet celebration," the first lady told Leno. "We had party hats."

The first lady told Leno there are White House secrets she will never reveal - she refused to divulge what daughters Malia and Sasha are wearing for Halloween.

"You need security clearance for that," she said.

Leno also wanted to know what she whispers to her husband after his speeches.

"I usually ask him did he take out the garbage," she said.


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  • by Bren Location: Snow Hill on Mar 30, 2010 at 04:35 PM
    They feed their dog veal?OMG there are people that have worked all their lives, and cant afford to buy food or medicine. This isnt just affecting people that have sit on their butts all their lives. Its affecting the hard working people that have paid taxes in , that are just like some of the retired military personel. They were promised if they worked, if they paid their taxes,. Money would be there for them when they got old, the retired military were promised health care and benefits, which have weaseled down to nothing, and older workers have very little benefits to live off of, out of the 1500.00 a month that a older couple gets, 200.00 goes to medicare and the drug supplement plans, that leaves, 1300 to pay a 480.00 house payment,350. light bill, car insurance180.00 medicine500.00 because the drug plan dont cover all the drugs. its not funny their dog is eatting veal.
  • by JB Location: Washington on Oct 30, 2009 at 08:30 AM
    So I guess she has no problems with all the radicals Obama surrounded himself with. What a piss poor first lady.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 29, 2009 at 01:16 PM
    Oh Lavon, you shouldn't say that, you could be prosecuted for hate crimes if they are white......hmmmmmm, hmmmmmm, hmmmmmmmm
  • by lm Location: nc on Oct 29, 2009 at 12:38 PM
    It seems this will sum up many of the posts regarding Michelle Obama's gripe about the president. Who really cares??
  • by Kelly Location: Lenoir Co on Oct 29, 2009 at 08:06 AM
    Wake up Lavon...Why didn't Obama stop this war as he professed he would do...Maybe he knows something that Bush knew. We the people are kept in the dark. (maybe for our own sanity)
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 29, 2009 at 07:58 AM
    Anonymous on Oct 29, 2009 at 06:11 AM, pretty sure Al Quaida started these wars. You might want to go surfing and look up 911. Actually, Obama is the one who "started loosing these wars".
  • by Anonymous on Oct 29, 2009 at 03:11 AM
    Taylor, you act as though Obama started these wars.
  • by sick and tired Location: of people on welfare on Oct 28, 2009 at 03:48 PM
    Yea just saw on T.v. People who get Food stamps and Medicaid can now get there home Phone bill paid for and get FREE cell phones and minutes. Darn I need to Quit my job. When you work you have nothing.
  • by taylor Location: pinetown on Oct 28, 2009 at 10:05 AM
    Who gives a crap about the president and his games. Real people that have Real sons,daughters,fathers and mothers are being killed everyday in the dung heaps of this world while he sits in his fairy tell of a world and pretends to know everything. I say let him and his fashion designed wife put on some desert camo and kevlar and stay a week in those crap holes and see if his tennis game will improve. He'll be able to deside if more troops are needed or not.. better than that bring them all home and lets guard our own borders and let them all drink and eat their oil supplies after the U.S. cuts their food and money programs off. Thanks OBAMA for NOTHING!
  • by Anonymous military dude on Oct 28, 2009 at 08:59 AM
    I'm sorry, Lavon. I guess you take criticism as well as your chosen one does. You say you love the military but I have yet to see you post anything favorable of them. Barack Obama ready to pay Afghan fighters to ditch the Taliban http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/Afghanistan/article6869503.ece. WOW, now instead of sending more troops and giving them the support they need he wants to pay the Taliban to change sides. Do you actually think that will work? They would take the money and still target our troops.
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