The NY Post reports:
The first lady calls the White House a “really nice prison.”
Michelle Obama shared her feelings with her predecessor, Laura Bush, in Tanzania after ABC moderator Cokie Roberts noted that the nation’s first first lady, Martha Washington, likened her role to that of a “state prisoner.”
“There are prison elements to it,” Mrs. Obama conceded.
“But with a chef,” Mrs. Bush interjected. “I always joke that we have probably the best jobs in the world because . . . our husbands, who have to react and respond to crisis on a minute-to-minute basis, they come into office with a wonderful, profound agenda, and then they’re faced with reality,” she said. “On the other hand, we can work on what we’re passionate about.”