The Village Voice's Runnin' Scared blog gave a wrap up of opinions on Michelle Obama's appearance on The View. While some think the appearance was great and offered la femme Obama a chance to counter accusations that she's some angry mutant Amazonian black woman, others saw it as "dull" and "cringeworthy."
The Post, on the other hand, describes the appearance as "lame." Andrea Peyser writes, "It was as painful as a root canal to watch Michelle try so hard to show her feminine side. She mainly succeeded in looking bored and superior." This "bored and superior" claim is juxtaposed with a picture of Obama giving the "fist bump" to Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Obama is smiling and giddy. The paper also runs down a list of "Highlights and lowlights" that include her "Most cringe-worthy moment" (a tie between the pantyhose comment and when she brushed some lint off Matthew Broderick's shoulder) and "Proof positive the Obamas are not Muslim" (in which Obama declares that the Obama family are "bacon people!" at breakfast).
I swear. Haters. Total haters. I stand by my original assessment. She looked great and did great. Take the cynicism down a couple notches, Ms. Andrea Peyser. It's the freakin' View. Not "60 Minutes." And she dusted lint off of Matthew Broderick, not the Queen of England. Haters, I swear!