When your husband is the most sought-after figure in the Free World, how do you handle female admirers grab-happy for his behind?
First Lady Michelle Obama allegedly says, "Get a life" — at least according to author Christopher Andersen in his new book, “Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage.”
Writing about first couple's very public relationship and the flood of the Mr. Obama's very over-eager female fans on the campaign trail, Andersen states — as was first reported by the New York Post – that on a number of occasions, Barack Obama would hide his shock and surprise when women would reach for him, allegedly professing, "Jesus, I wish they'd stop grabbing my ass."
Understandably upset, Mrs. Obama had words of her own for her husband's admirers. "I want to tell these women, 'Back off,' " Andersen quotes her as saying. "It's just embarrassing, that's all."
When it came to all the attention her husband received from the ladies, Michelle reportedly said, "He's loving it. He's a man, isn't he?"
And while the book claims that at the time these situations would push the First Lady to give the President the silent treatment, Andersen quotes a source as also suggesting that Michelle personally managed to help remove a particular campaign worker from Barack's orbit once the working relationship had grown closer than she liked.
A White House spokeswoman declined comment.