Michelle Obama on Leno

Aspiring First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight.

On Wednesday, she noted, her husband is airing his 30-minute commercial.

"So he's describing this to my mother.  We're at the kitchen table.  And Malia sort of overhears it.  She's 10.  And she says, 'You're going to be on all the TV?' She said, 'Are you going to interrupt my TV'…He said, 'No, we didn't buy time on Disney and Nick.'  And she said, 'Oh, good.'  And she got up and walked away. She was just like, 'Don't mess with my TV.'"         Asked about the controversy over the $150,000 in clothes purchased by the Republican National Committee for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Mrs. Obama said, " I try to be as empathetic -- I mean, especially a VP pick. It's like being shot out of a canon, and all of a sudden you're at the center of attention, and you want to look good."

That said, Michelle Obama distinguished herself and her husband from Gov. Palin, saying, "but our policy has always been whatever we buy for us, we buy, because, you know, that's just been the way we've run things.  But, you know, it's -- you know, you're  living in your home, minding your business, and all of a sudden, you're on the national stage, and everyone's looking."

- jpt

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