Don't overshare, Michelle Obama

Barack looks pretty needy in this shot.

Yesterday, I, like untold thousands of other Americans on Barack Obama's e-mail list, received a message from his wife, Michelle. The subject line read, "What Barack needs."

No, I didn't open it -- because there are things between a husband and wife that are best kept private, missy! I don't want you to tell me what Barack "needs" just as I don't want my wife to tell you and the entire American population what I need. I'm sure you wouldn't judge, but I can't vouch for everyone else -- and if any of them did, it might not be nearly as much fun the next time I dressed up like a lion-tamer. So from here on out, you keep what Barack needs to yourself, and we'll do likewise. Let's keep our relationship on a need-to-know basis. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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