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    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.

    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."

    Andersen writes that Baker later told a reporter, "Nothing happened . . . I don't have anything to say."

    Michelle Obama's revenge for flirts

    I remember a blind item about a politician that actually DIDN'T cheat on his wife because he was genuinely in love with her.


    Here's more from The Daily News:

    There was something different about the screams this time. They were more piercing, more frantic and insistent. As usual, it was Michelle who climbed out of bed first and made her way to Sasha's room while Daddy stayed in bed, hoping his 3-month-old daughter would quickly be lulled back to sleep.

    The baby would not be consoled. Barack finally threw back the covers and plodded down the hall. "Jeez, Michelle," he asked, "can't you get her to stop?" Michelle, who gently cradled Sasha, shot her husband a withering glance.

    It was a look he had grown accustomed to since the birth of their first daughter, Malia, in 1998. Michelle, like so many other working mothers, was the one expected to bear most of the parenting burden that only intensified with the birth of Sasha.

    A nagging concern she wasn't afraid to share with him directly - and repeatedly - was that he seemed willing to put politics ahead of the family.

    "You only think about yourself," she would say to him again and again in a tone dripping with disdain. "I never thought I'd have to raise a family alone." Barack, convinced that whatever time he devoted to his career would ultimately benefit his wife and daughter, shrugged off the criticism.

    "Barack just doesn't seem to care what I think," a frustrated Michelle complained to her mother, Marian Robinson. "He can be so selfish - and I just can't get through to him that we're supposed to be in this together."

    At one point, she went so far as to question whether, after eight years of marriage, their days as a couple were numbered.

    For his part, Barack was also fed up with reprimands that he felt were "petty and unfair." Barack thought it odd that Michelle complained about being saddled with most of the child-care responsibilities, since for years she had been heartbroken over not being able to conceive. After four years of trying, she had talked to friends about fertility clinics and adoption.

    Absorbed in his nascent political career, Barack seemed oblivious to the trouble brewing at home. Michelle, a meticulous person, set a high standard, one that Barack, who left ashtrays filled with butts and didn't pick up after himself, was either unable or simply unwilling to live up to. When Michelle did erupt, it often triggered arguments that would last for days.

    "Like a lot of husbands," said one of her friends, "Barack couldn't figure out what her problem was. All her complaints about him being a slob, well, he thought they were petty. You know, it was ‘Why are you bothering me with this crap while I'm busy changing the world?'"

    That attitude "only made Michelle crazier. She was just as accomplished as he was, and she was out there changing the world, too. So why, she wanted to know, was she cleaning up after him?"

    Michelle's anger over what she viewed as Barack's insensitivity to her plight wasn't the only issue that was coming between them. The failed 2000 congressional campaign had left Barack, now 38, more than $60,000 in debt - this on top of the huge student loans they both still owed. With his credit cards maxed out, Barack faced some grim economic realities. "He was very dejected," said his friend Abner Mikva, a former federal judge and Illinois congressman. "And he was thinking of how else he could use his talents."

    In the face of running a household, raising two small children and trying to find ways to make ends meet, such soul-searching struck Michelle as self-indulgent. Even though her mother was on hand to help, Michelle felt overwhelmed, and she let her husband know that she felt he was not holding up his end of the bargain.

    "It's ‘me first' with him, and that's how it is with all men," she said. "For women, ‘me' comes in about fourth. ... That's not healthy, and that's not the way I'm going to live."

    "I love Michelle, but she's killing me with this constant criticism," Barack confided to Madelyn (Toot) Dunham, the white grandmother who raised him. "She just seems so bitter, so angry all the time."

    For the first time he wondered aloud, as Michelle did to her mother, if they were going to make it as a couple.

    "Barack seems to think he can just go out there and pursue his dreams," she told her mother, "and leave all the heavy lifting around here to me." One resident in their Hyde Park apartment building recalled coming upon the young couple as they quarreled in a hallway.

    "She was really dressing him down, and he was shaking his head and obviously as angry and fed up as she was."

    Now, on this chilly morning in early September 2001, all those questions vanished. At this moment, Barack and Michelle were asking themselves only one thing: What was making their infant daughter so agitated?

    The doctor uttered words that would remain with Michelle and Barack for a lifetime. "I think she may have spinal meningitis," he told them. "It's important that we get her to the emergency room right away."

    Whatever the differences and tensions between them, whatever the doubts and anxieties they had been entertaining about their marriage - none of this mattered now. As Barack would later remember:

    My world narrowed to a single point, and ... I was not interested in anything or anybody outside the four walls of that hospital room."

    Sasha's meningitis and the devastating events of Sept. 11, 2001 brought the Obamas closer together than they had been in years.

    Still, the time would come again when Michelle would reach what she would later describe to one friend as "a state of desperation." Michelle delivered an ultimatum to her husband: If Barack couldn't find a way to pursue his political dreams and at the same time make more time for his family, he would have to choose between the two.

    "That's the way it's got to be," she said. "I'm not doing this by myself."

    But there was no question that they were a couple and a team. In time, Michelle made the conscious decision that, in fact, she would be the one to adjust to the circumstances he created - and not vice versa.

    "This was the epiphany," she said. "What I figured out was that I was pushing to make Barack be something I wanted him to be for me. ... I was depending on him to make me happy. Except it didn't have anything to do with him. I needed support. I didn't necessarily need it from Barack."

    Michelle decided to approach the problems in her marriage the way she would approach the problems she faced daily at work. "I had to change," she said. "So how do I stop being mad at him and start problem-solving, and cobble together the resources? I also had to admit that I needed space and I needed time. And the more time that I could get to myself, the less stress I felt."

    By the 2008 presidential campaign, there was no doubt about their future as a couple. And as a team.



    Read more: 'Barack and Michelle' tells story behind domestic tension that nearly ruined the Obamas' marriage
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    They have the money to get a mother's helper - a part time person to help with the kids and housework, etc. I don't know why Michelle tried to go it alone. Just sounded like she needed some childcare relief, but when you've got one person working as the sole provider in a demanding career, you can't always count on them to be home at 5:30 to take the kids off your hands. It's nice when my husband can do that, but I know not to count on it. I wish we had the money they do. There have been many days over the last 5 years where I've taken care of our kids for 14 hours straight with no break, including times they were sick and throwing up. I have also taken both of them to the hospital in the middle of the night by myself. It is so hard sometimes.

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    I'd pinch his butt, too.
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    Yeah, I'd have to say I would be attracted to him. He's got a lot of personal magnetism. He probably does have a tight little butt, too.

    Edit: But I am 99.9% I could restrain myself.
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    Being married to a politician would be one of the worst things in the world, IMO. Your average pol has a huge ego and there are plenty of women who are irresistibly drawn to the aura of power (Monica, Rielle, etc.). Meanwhile, you're the wife doing all the scut work and you know your husband isn't really all that. I think the wife almost has to be a true believer like Elizabeth Edwards and strongly identify with the spouse or why bother?

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    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."

    How I would love to hear him say this.
    I am sure O gets offered p*ssy a gazillion times a day. It comes with the territory of being POTUS.
    Marriage is hard enough and like the above poster said, being married to a politician would be craaaaazy. Especially the POTUS. Cannot even imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmmdee View Post
    It comes with the territory of being POTUS.
    Bush? Nixon? Reeeeeeaaaally? I think I'd have to be heavily dosed to go anywhere near either of those.
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    Even Bush sr had a mistress. Kissinger's famous quote about power being the ultimate aphrodisiac was dead on.



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    ^ I don't find power too attractive, in fact I'd say it almost goes so far as to put me off a little. The only President I'd sleep with would be Kennedy, and that's purely because I like his looks. I'd have much preferred a relationship with him if he wasn't the POTUS.
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    Sounds like a pretty normal adjustment for a marriage to make with 2 small children and 2 working parents.
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    As long as Obama's not getting blown by an intern or getting a 'campaign worker' knocked up, who cares if women flirt with him. Look, but don't touch.

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    i'd say you can probably count the number of important politicians who haven't fucked anyone on the side on one hand.
    whether or not obama is part of that tiny minority, i don't know, but i do know i really don't care, and i don't understand why so many people do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    Even Bush sr had a mistress. Kissinger's famous quote about power being the ultimate aphrodisiac was dead on.
    Bush Sr. had a mistress? That's never been proven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levitt View Post
    Bush? Nixon? Reeeeeeaaaally? I think I'd have to be heavily dosed to go anywhere near either of those.

    Hey, you might not like them but I'm sure they had droves of women who were willing and waiting to give it up.

    Now excuse me while I

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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    Even Bush sr had a mistress. Kissinger's famous quote about power being the ultimate aphrodisiac was dead on.
    I agree. I see it everyday in regular life. Powerful Executives get the tail.

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