WILLIE GEIST: A lot of people wondering why he went on the The View, what's behind all this. He answered that question.
BARBARA WALTERS: You've gone through a little beat of a beating the last month. Do you really think that being on a show with a bunch of women, five women who never shut up, is going to be calming?
BARACK OBAMA: That is the, look, I was trying to find a show that Michelle actually watched. All those news shows, she's like "eh, let me get the clicker."
We thought Mrs. Obama was proud of her image as a Princeton/Harvard alum—an intelligent, well-informed woman, passionately concerned about current events. Will she be happy with her husband portraying her as someone who goes for the clicker to turn off news shows and tune in a women's gab fest?