Back in February, Michelle Obama made on off-hand remark at a speech in Milwaukee for which she has been widely vilified, "For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country."
Now Michelle seems finally to have put this behind her, with help from current First Lady Laura Bush. Asked about the statement in an interveiw on ABC last week, Laura came to her defense saying, "I think she probably meant 'I'm more proud,' you know, is what she really meant." Michelle sent Laura a thank you note.
Of course, what Michelle probably really meant was to dig at Bill Clinton, who was President for eight years of her adult life.
Michelle seems to be learning a thing or two from studying Laura. Appearing on The View, Michelle expressed her gratitude to Laura:
"I was touched by it. And that's what I like about Laura Bush. You know, just calm, rational approach to these issues. And you know, I'm taking some cues. I mean, there's a balance. There's a reason why people like her. It's because she doesn't, sort of, you know, fuel the fire."