Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tore into Michelle Obama on Fox News Wednesday, criticizing the first lady for what she characterized as a recent condescending defense of her husband's presidency.
"Oh Lord. Oh Lord! Are we just numbskulls out here in the heartland of America? Just a bunch of numbskulls who can't read the unemployment numbers and see that 5 trillion dollars in new debt later under her husband, President Obama, five trillion dollars more, and we still have fewer jobs today than we had before he took over," Palin said, responding to a clip of Mrs. Obama claiming that some people are "confused" about the president's real accomplishments. "But, we're numbskulls out here and we just don't understand what these numbers mean, what they represent."
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Michelle Obama's comments came earlier this week during an interview with CBS' Gayle King in which the first lady found herself playing defense on a couple issues.
Asked by King to respond to claims in a new book that suggested there was friction between her and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Obama was dismissive, much like the White House had been in an earlier statement.
"I guess it's more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here and a strong woman and -- you know?" she said. "But that's been an image that people have tried to paint of me since the day Barack announced, that I'm some angry black woman."
In a previous statement, the White House referred to the account as "an overdramatization of old news ... about a relationship between two people whom the author has not spoken to in years."
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