From the "If a Republican Said This" department: Michelle Obama says we all need a personal staff.
First lady Michelle Obama called her "current life" in the White House "a very blessed situation, because I have what most families don't have -- tons of support all around, not just my mother, but staff and administration. I have a chief of staff and a personal assistant, and everyone needs that."
"Everyone should have a chief of staff and a set of personal assistants," Obama said with a laugh as she spoke before a crowd of business executives meeting today during a "Corporate Voices for Working Families" conference at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington.
If a white male Republican said "Everyone should have a chief of staff and a set of personal assistants" in front of a bunch of rich executives and the room burst out with laughter he'd be pilloried.