Michelle Obama, Busy Single Mother

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Michelle Obama

Everyone makes mistakes during interviews. The Bush administration and President Bush in particular was loaded with more flubs than the current administration could ever hope to duplicate. We’ve never wanted to be a site that focuses on these sorts of mistakes regardless of who says them unless there’s something to it. In this case, we think there is.

In an interview with CBS News, the First Lady referred to herself as a “busy single mother” before quickly correcting herself. It was a mild mistake, but one that has two potential deeper meanings. You see, reference to self is something that people do not mistake casually, particularly in interview situations. It goes against human nature to make a mistake when labeling oneself which is why this holds a hint of significance. Either she sees herself sometimes as being like a busy single mother because her husband happens to be the most powerful person on earth, or she has had the rhetoric of their political stance hammered so deeply into her psyche that it came out inadvertently at the wrong time.

It wasn’t just a simple mistake. Again, psychologically speaking, flubs do not occur when referring to oneself. There’s something deeper at play here. Either way, it’s not important at all. It’s just an interesting note to put in the back of your mind. Here’s the interview.

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