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First Lady shows dance, comedy moves with Jimmy Fallon

By Darlene Superville

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:18 a.m. HST, Feb 23, 2013

WASHINGTON » Michelle Obama says she's eyeing another campaign in 2016 and, contrary to speculation, it doesn't involve running for public office.

During her first appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Friday, the host asked her to consider a Michelle-Hillary ticket for president in 2016. The latter is former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who lost the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination to Mrs. Obama's husband. Speculation is rampant that Clinton is gearing up to run again in 2016.

"You know, I have my eye actually on another job. And I hear that when Jay Leno retires that 'The Tonight Show' position is going to open and I'm thinking about putting my hat in the ring," the first lady says, according to an excerpt of the appearance released before airtime by NBC.

"I got my hat in the ring," Fallon replies.

Mrs. Obama then asks for his opinion, but Fallon's answer suggests he's had a quick change of heart about challenging her. "I'm done thinking about it," he says, laughing.

The first lady visited the late-night talk show to promote "Let's Move," her anti-childhood obesity campaign, which marked its third anniversary this month.

She also danced with Fallon, who was dressed like a woman.

Besides the appearance on "Late Night," Mrs. Obama discussed the initiative while in New York City during segments taped for broadcast Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America" and Thursday on "The Dr. Oz Show." Next Wednesday, Mrs. Obama embarks on a two-day promotional tour, with stops in Clinton, Miss.; Chicago; and Springfield, Mo.

For the second anniversary of "Let's Move," she and Fallon turned the East Room of the White House into a playground. They did pushups, twirled hula hoops, and competed at dodge ball and tug-of-war before the first lady triumphed over the comedian in a climactic potato sack race.

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kuewa wrote:
on February 23,2013 | 08:39AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
So cool. She is so versatile.
on February 23,2013 | 12:29PM
Kawipoo wrote:
We elected a celebrity instead of a president. Next we will see Santana as president.
on February 23,2013 | 03:21PM
pandadaddy wrote:
pathetic display of the 1% that despises other 1%ers
on February 24,2013 | 06:55AM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
"Barry, while you're off in Florida getting golf lessons from Tiger's former coach, the girls and I will be off jet-setting on a ski vacation to Aspen. Oh, and see if there's anything you can do to avoid this Sequestration thing, or whatever it is. It might put a crimp on our vacations in 2 weeks, and we just can't have that. Don't worry, though, we'll have the Mainstream Media to cover for us."
on February 24,2013 | 09:12AM
iwanaknow wrote:
That's no lady in the orange sweater because she said "you can call me Roy.".
on February 24,2013 | 08:25AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
I bet her daughters were rolling their eyes and going, "Awww Mom.....come on...." Nothing embarrasses young kids more that parents dancing in public. Hehehe.
on February 24,2013 | 12:22PM
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