When I first read the CNN article I was POSITIVE that the media hacked the interview and pieced it together to meet their agenda. Then when I watched the interview I was still under that same impression.
I tried to read the article from a more liberal view and it does seem much better than when I first read it. However, there is definitely a liberal slant to the written article as I tried to reference below.
Please be forgiving of grammar and spelling and such. I have a 6 year old home sick and he is tormenting the 2 year old. :)
Article "She also criticized Washington's sharp political divide" and “Part of the reason for the polarization, she said, was the increase in the number of congressional districts dominated by either strongly conservative or liberal voters.“
Transcript “I think it is just what happens and people know it and our country is, because of our very really safe congressional districts everywhere in our country, we're polarized in the sense that a lot of people are on the right, a lot of people are on the left and we've seen that for the last eight years certainly and we're still seeing it and that's just a fact and I think it is important for everybody who is elected, Republicans and Democrats and independents, to do what they can to really be bipartisan, to come together and its difficult.
I know that was one of the real disappointments for my husband when he moved to Washington because in Texas when he had worked with the Democrat Speaker of the House and the Democrat Lieutenant Governor and they had been able to come together for what was best for our state and he was disappointed that that was not the way it worked out in Washington and we're just still seeing that I think. That's just a fact of life in American politics and I think people... I'm sure President Obama didn't expect it to be that way but you know, it is that way and I think all of us need to do what we can to come together on issues.
Article " defended Obama's decision to deliver a back-to-school speech to students"
Transcript I think there is a place for the President of the United States to talk to schoolchildren and encourage schoolchildren and I think there are a lot of people that should do the same and that is encourage their own children to stay in school and to study hard and to try to achieve the dream that they have.
Article The typically reserved former first lady defended Obama's decision to deliver a back-to-school speech to students, putting her at odds with many conservatives afraid that the president will use the opportunity to advance his political agenda.
Transcript: Well that's their right, you know that certainly is the right of parents to choose what they want their children to hear in school, but I think really what people were unhappy about were the guidelines that went out with the... before the.. speech went out with the, um, and I think those have been changed and I think it is also really important for everyone to respect the President of the United States.
Article: Bush indicated that she didn't think it was fair for Obama to be labeled a "socialist" by critics.
Transcript: Zain: Do you think that it is fair that Obama is criticized as a socialist?
Laura: I'd have no idea whether it is fair, do you think I thought it was fair when President Bush was criticized? Not really. So I guess not. (Watch the interview and how she said this.)
Article: Michelle Obama is also "doing great," she said, in part by turning the White House into a comfortable home for her family.
Transcript: I know what she's doing, you know, it's what every woman who moves there does and that's to try to make it a home.