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Michelle Obama--A True Baby Boomer Diva

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle Obama. Now for those of you who have been living in a cave over the past 15 months, Michelle is the wife of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Michelle came to Durham, NC to campaign for her husband. She was supposed to speak at 12:30pm but due to bad weather in the Midwest, she arrived and spoke more than two hours later. But her tardiness didn't seem to matter to the standing room only crowd. While waiting, we actually sat around and talked to each other---black, white, hispanic, young and old. It was a refreshing site to see. Not one hate monger in the crowd.

Michelle is even more impressive in person than she is on television. She is poised and assertive. She has a sense of humor and she can deliver a speech without NOTES. It's so obvious she and Barack have a REAL relationship and not something they have to make up for the cameras. She is also a beautiful example of what it's like to grow up in humb…

Barbara Walters had an Affair

On Tuesday, May 5 Barbara Walters will tell Oprah and her audience all about her affair with former United States Senator Edward Brooke. She called him "exciting" and "brilliant."

For those of you who don't know, Brooke was a Black Republican from Massachusetts who took office in 1967. He was the first black man to be popularly elected to the Senate. According to the talk show queen, her affair with Brooke lasted for several years during the 1970's.

The sit-down with Oprah is part of the release of her memoir called "Audition," which covers her long career in television, as well as her off-camera life.

Is it me or don't you see the hypocrisy in this? I mean Barbara chastised Monica Lewinsky back in 1999 for her affair with former President Clinton when, in essence, they both did the same thing---they cheated with a married man.

I guess when you're pushing 80-years-old you may feel the need to come clean with the darker side of your life…