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First Lady Michelle Obama Praises Secret Service Protection, Would Like To ‘Sneak Out’ More

On Thursday, speaking before a group of children at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama took the opportunity to praise the embattled Secret Service. She said “we love them dearly and they do a great job,” and described how difficult it was for her and the president to “sneak out” if they wanted to. If she could, however, the First Lady said that she said that she would like to “walk right out the front door and just keep walking.”

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“We could not do what we do if it weren’t for the Secret Service and the police officers,” said Michelle Obama. “We love them dearly and they do a great job.” The Secret Service has been on the receiving end of much high-profile criticism since the scandal surrounding agents procuring the services of prostitutes in Colombia broke.

When asked by a school-age child what, if anything, she would change about her role as First Lady, she responded that she wouldn’t change anything. However, she said “we can’t, like, sneak out often on our own without security and motorcades and people with us.”

“It’s hard to sneak around and do what you want to do,” she continued. “I’ve done it a couple of times. But, you know, one fantasy I have – and the Secret Service, they keep looking at me because they think I might actually do it – is to walk right out the front door and just keep walking.”

“If I could change something, I’d be able to sneak around a little bit more,” Michelle Obama concluded. “But it causes people a lot of stress when I do that, so I try not to.”

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An experienced broadcaster and columnist, Noah Rothman has been providing political opinion and analysis to a variety of media outlets since 2010. His work has appeared in a number of political opinion journals, and he has shared his insights with television and radio personalities across the country.