Must be rough when you're America's Supermodel yet the ladies are all after your man.
MICHELLE Obama gave her husband the silent treatment at one point in his campaign for president because so many women "pushed their bodies up against his, slipped phone numbers into his pockets" and whispered lewd suggestions in his ear, a new book out today claims.We noted Vera Baker back during the campaign, but the media had little interest in it. They wanted to pretend all was hunky dory with these two.
In "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage" (William Morrow), Christopher Andersen reports, "On more than one occasion, Barack tried not to look startled when some random woman in the crowd would grasp him firmly by the derriere -- and sometimes try to hold on."
After an appearance in Peoria, Ill., the future president slid into the back of his SUV, and allegedly said, "Jesus, I wish they'd stop grabbing my ass."
"Michelle, understandably was not amused," Andersen writes. He quotes her as saying, ". . . I want to tell these women, 'Back off. Get a life.' It's just embarrassing, that's all."
The book relates, "Michelle knew that all the unseemly fawning nourished Barack's admittedly already oversize ego. 'He's loving it,' she muttered at one point. 'He's a man, isn't he?' Once again, she resorted to giving him the silent treatment."
Andersen cites rumors "that it was more than just the random flirting from strangers that was getting to Michelle. Her husband, it would later be reported, had grown close to an attractive young African-American woman [working for the Obama campaign] named Vera Baker.
"When Baker suddenly and inexplicably vanished from the campaign and resurfaced on the Caribbean island of Martinique, tongues reportedly began wagging. A jealous Michelle, it was suggested, had engineered Baker's departure."
I wonder how Vera's doing these days? For someone who was once Obama's finance director, the media sure has scant interest in her.
As for the author, he better not plan on getting the slobbering media treatment usually accorded to certain authors. Recall all the attention paid to Kitty Kelley's book about the Bushes and her unauthorized biography on the Reagans.
Update: Since the above link is from the NY Post, owned by News Corp., the owners of Fox News Channel, there will no doubt be some whining about conspiracies out there. Yet the NY Daily News has a lengthy excerpt from this book. Slavish Obama tush-kisser Lil' Mikey Lupica will be so upset. Either way, it should be only a matter of time before the "smear!" crowd starts flipping out.
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