It was adoring spouse.
In New York for meetings at the United Nations, the president hopped in a motorcade and ducked over to a downtown hotel to serve as the warmup act for his wife, who was speaking at a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative founded by former President Bill Clinton.
Obama laid it on thick.
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(via Daily Beast)
"I am not just here today to sing President Clinton's praises or to commend all of you for the terrific work that all of you have done, although I am grateful for that," Obama began. "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, Michele Obama."
The president was just getting warmed up.
"Bill Clinton understands where I am coming from here," Obama said to cascades of laughter. "He knows what it is like to be married to someone who is smarter, somebody who is better looking, somebody who is just all around a little more impressive than you are."