Contrary to what today’s GIF-happy media would have you believe, Michelle Obama’s famous eye-roll was not an accurate indication of her mood at the inaugural lunch, where she was seated next to Speaker of the House John Boehner. Michelle Obama told GMA’s Robin Roberts in an interview that went online today:
“I enjoyed the conversation, had a wonderful time at the lunch. That one shot bore no reflection to how I felt on that day … It’s difficult to interpret, you know, what’s going on in a situation by one shot on a camera … it’s not an accurate reflection of anyone’s emotions on that day.”
Obama said that she and her family made a “conscious decision” to take it all in this time around and appreciate the crowd. In other respects, however, she is looking forward to a return to normal mom-life, if better-than-average mom-dancing. You know, going to Target and walking the dog.
“Going to Target for me is like a dream, you know? That one time I went, you noticed it created a stir. I’m gonna do it again, doggone it. Next four years, I’m going out. I’m breaking out. I’m gonna disguise Bo. I’m gonna put on a coat. I’m gonna take a walk, and my agents won’t know a thing. Don’t tell ‘em.”
Also covered in the interview, available at GMA: the unbelievably tragic death of Hadiya Pendleton, Obama’s new healthy recipe initiative, deep-fried culture in Mississippi, Malia’s grown-up party clothes, and the famous bangs.