Monday, November 17, 2008

President 'Mandingo' Obama?

By Darnell Washington, Newsophile Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- During her co-hosting duties on the ABC talk fest "The View" last June, Michelle Obama reportedly exuded a calm demeanor and high professionalism -- at least when the cameras were rolling.

According to a story in People magazine, however, during commercial breaks the conversation would often turn to the extremely personal. During one break featuring Summer's Eve products toward the end of the show, co-host and stand-up comedienne Joy Behar, known for her take-no-prisoners questioning and quick wit, apparently blurted out to Michelle, "So is your husband as well-endowed down there as he is above the neck?" in a reference to his renown intellectual capability.

Although future First Lady Michelle Obama initially blushed, she was heard to have whispered, "Girl, like a f**kin' Mandingo!" to a very flustered Barbara Walters and referencing the infamous 1975 film by the same name about a very well-endowed black man. Once she recovered, Ms. Walters replied, "You don't have to tell me!" in apparent reference to her own recently revealed affair with U.S. Senator Edward Brooke, an African-American politician from Massachusetts who was married at the time.

"And there you have it," concluded a beaming Whoopi Goldberg at the end of the commercial break. "President Mandingo Barack. Watch yourself, Vladimir Putin!"