Jill Biden On Her Office Cubicle, Joe's Proposal, And Why 'Nice Is Blah'

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

SLOTUS Jill Biden was interviewed by CBS News Sunday Morning for a segment to be shown this weekend. Here are a few excerpts of what to expect from the CBS press release:

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, sits down with correspondent Rita Braver in an exclusive in-depth interview to be broadcast on CBS News SUNDAY MORNING this weekend (9:00-10:30 AM, ET). In the candid interview, Biden asserts the importance of being self-relying saying, "I don't want to, you know, say to Joe, 'Hey Joe, can I have $100 bucks for this?'...I think it's important for every woman to have her own money and be independent." Biden also discusses balancing her job as a teacher and her role as Second Lady and reveals her unique approach to getting her political points across to her husband. Additionally, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden offer their thoughts on the woman who says, "Nice is blah."


RITA BRAVER (V.O.): When you watch Jill Biden shaking every hand in sight...You may be tempted to say..."isn't she nice!" That would be a mistake!

JILL BIDEN: Nice is blah, it's just too bland. So I never want to be nice...

MICHELLE OBAMA: She's an incredibly passionate focused woman.

RITA: I think after her family you are the number one fan?

MICHELLE: Oh yeah, I'm up there, I'm up there, but you know my husband loves mom loves she's got a lot of fans.


RITA: You keep it very low key at your college...You even ask your security detail to kind of dress down a little bit. Your office is not...or I guess you have a cubicle is not...

JILL: I have a cubicle

RITA: Plastered with pictures of your husband...why?

JILL: Well because I think it's important that they see me as their English teacher.


JILL: One day I was teaching my class and then I had to go to the White House right after, so literally, I took my dress to school. After my classes I went into the ladies room, changed into my outfit, got into the car...went to the White House...So there are real, you know, Superman moments.


JOE: [My brother] Frank said...I know this beautiful'll love her...she was in my English class and she hates politics, you'll love her.

JILL: And I found him interesting, and he is. And he shook my hand good night...and that was so different from...

RITA: he didn't try to grab you...

JILL: No, no. And at one o'clock in the morning, I called my mother and I said, "Mom, I finally met a gentleman"...and that's what hooked me. That's what hooked me.

JOE: Beau said, ''Dad, hunter and I were thinking we should marry Jill.'' Swear to god, swear to god... true story...I didn't have the heart to tell them I'd already asked her and she said no. (laugh) I had to ask her five times.

RITA: Why'd you say no?

JILL: Because here were these little boys who had lost their mom and their sister, and I had to make sure that this marriage was gonna work...and because...I just couldn't have their hearts broken again.


RITA: Do you talk to the Vice President about this... or do you have to?

JILL: Absolutely

JILL: If I want him to get my position on something I scotch tape it to the bathroom mirror...

JOE: Not a joke.

RITA: Is that true?

JOE: go into my bathroom at home...or in the Vice President's residence...and it'll be up -- literally she'll scotch tape an article. She'll scotch tape something.

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