That’s at least according to a new book about the Obamas in which Valerie Jarrett was quoted:

As Michelle Obama realized over the summer and fall of 2008 that she was likely to become first lady, she asked a question that probably would have surprised outsiders: could she and her children delay moving to the White House? Perhaps it was better, she told aides and friends, to remain in Chicago until the end of the school year, giving her children more time to adjust, rather than coming right at the inauguration. Her notion, though short-lived, was telling: she didn’t understand or care what sort of message it would send to a public enthralled by the new first family, and she had trepidations about life in the spotlight, let alone the prospect of residing in a monument-museum-office-military compound-terrorist target-home.

She ultimately decided to go to Washington immediately, not because of the obligations of office, but because of “wanting her family to be together,” Ms. Jarrett said.

The White House says this is all over-dramatized crap, and you know what? I believe them. We’re supposed to be convinced FLOTUS was so attached to her home in Chicago that she and her husband hardly ever go back there anymore except for fundraisers? If the book said that after the election FLOTUS wanted to stay on Martha’s Vineyard, Hawaii or at Marbella, that I’d believe.

And the woman who “wants her family to be together” never seems to have much trouble ditching the old man during the holidays when it comes to getting to Hawaii on time year after year.

Those book claims sound as staged as FLOTUS’s trips to Target. However, the parts of the book about her fuming and being the one who wears the mom jeans in the family sound most believable.


8 Responses to “FLOTUS Wanted to Stay in Chicago After Inauguration?”

  1. SignPainterGuy on January 7th, 2012 5:00 pm

    Yeah, this whole story is about as believable as the Chevy Re-Volt saves on, uh, well, ANYTHING !

    Nobody really likes to move, but really, what did she have to move, a week`s worth of clothes ? Looks to me like she`s bought all new since taking over "Our House" !

  2. backwoodsconsr on January 7th, 2012 5:12 pm

    She wants to take Barack's job away from him. She wants to be First Liar Of The United States.

  3. SignPainterGuy on January 7th, 2012 6:21 pm

    Since "First" is honorary, or attached, as it were, she`s a shoe in ! `Course WE all know NinnyNannyNanP has a lock on the "real First Liar" position ! Now Second, THAT`S a tuff choice !

  4. Granny Jan on January 7th, 2012 8:09 pm

    This book smacks of CYA with her BFA.

  5. backwoodsconsr on January 7th, 2012 8:23 pm

    That's a big A to C.

  6. Jimbo on January 8th, 2012 10:30 pm

    Her image was polling as cold, avaricious, elite, and detached from her family. So, the quaint tale was spun of a warm-hearted mother hen who would give up all luxury and fame to give her chicks stability.

    She's probably sitting across from POTUS right now, tucking into some lobster thermidor with her ipod earbuds firmly in.

    Live large, girl. Change gon come!

  7. Marshall_Will on January 9th, 2012 1:57 pm

    "a public enthralled by the new first family,"

    Enthralled? ( Try already ANNOYED )

    Revisionist History at its finest. Shake Shack Queen would have SOLD her children to get her foot in that door. Not even devout O'Dramaphiles believe this for a moment. They're flooding all LSM channels w/ falsehoods and fabrications just in the offhand chance it might sway a whopping dozen-or-so voters.

    A 2nd term is JUST that important. Now imagine Michelle or Doug telling a LIE on that grand a scale for the sake of a handful of site hits? Yeah, that's how out of scale and completely INSANE these people are.

  8. SignPainterGuy on January 9th, 2012 6:19 pm

    Great analogies ! Michelle and Doug have character and core principles !

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