Carla Bruni Versus Michelle Obama: Being First Lady “Is Hell”
September 16, 2010
France (ChattahBox Entertainment News) – Carla Bruni, wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, has long since been rumored to have a strained relationship with the Obama family. Recently, an unauthorized biography describes the U.S. leaders of actively avoiding the Sarkozy’s. But now Bruni has come out with a co-written book herself, and Michelle Obama was quoted within.
In the book ‘Carla And The Ambitious’, she says that she asked the First Lady what she thought about being the wife of the President during a White House function, and Obama was less than thrilled by the position.
“Don’t ask! It’s hell. I can’t stand it!” she allegedly exclaimed. The Daily Mail quoted the book, and the comments on the article by readers from the U.S. are utterly ridiculous.
Of course it is hell, just imagine the strain of being within the leadership of any country, but especially one of such sweeping influence in a time of so many social, economic and political problems. The Obama’s inherited an enormous set of problems, and the President has been pretty much doing what he said he would during his campaign, popular or not.
Not to mention the family is dealing with a public that is content to base their belief on the voices of pundits who are paid to generate ratings with extreme claims, and who are getting rich off of it. This creates dissent in some very strange places, which takes more time and energy than even the original problems that are originally needing to be fixed.
I doubt Michelle even sees her husband most of the time, has to deal with death threats and weird claims, and is suffering under the strain of leading a country. It would be hard for anyone, and I would imagine many – if not all – of the other First Ladies would have said the same thing.
This wasn’t a shocking comment. I think that some of the other swipes on other issues not making headlines from Bruni’s book are a little tasteless (such as against the late Princess Diana), but this seems like yet another attempt by a rather vain woman to pat herself on the back and stroke her ego.