In introducing first lady Michelle Obama yesterday at the (Bill) Clinton Global Institute, President Obama found a way to praise his wife, his Democratic predecessor and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
But I'm not just here today to sing President Clinton's praises, or to commend all of you for the terrific work that each of you have done -- although I am grateful for that. I am here to play an even more important role, and that is to introduce my better half: my extraordinary wife, and America's extraordinary First Lady, Michelle Obama.
Now, Bill Clinton understands where I'm coming from here. He knows what it's like to be married to somebody who's smarter -- somebody who's better looking -- somebody who's just all around a little more impressive than you are. Right? ... This is not news to people.