Michelle Obama in Africa: The White House is Kind of Like Living in Prison, You Know

Katie Pavlich

7/2/2013 12:40:00 PM - Katie Pavlich

Michelle Obama, she has a rough life you know. It was only until her husband was elected President of the United States that Ms. Obama was finally "proud" of America. But now, after five years as first lady, the joy of living in the White House seems to be over.

First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday described living in the White House as like being in a “really nice prison.”

Obama’s comment came during her discussion with former First Lady Laura Bush at the African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania during an interview moderated by journalist Cokie Roberts.

Roberts noted that Martha Washington, the first First Lady, also described living in the role as akin to being a state prisoner.

Obama said she loved her job and found it liberating in some respects, but confining in others.

“There are some prison elements to it,” she joked. “But it’s a really nice prison.”

I'd like to point out that Ms. Obama said this while she was in Africa of all places, a continent rife with extreme poverty and horrible living conditions.
 
On another note, Right Pundit points out that Ms. Obama arrived in Africa wearing a $1295 dress.