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Samuel L. Jackson: 'Michelle Is Superwoman ... She Can Be the President'

12:46 PM, Dec 3, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Samuel L. Jackson has faith in First Lady Michelle Obama.

Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama at DNC

“Michelle is Superwoman. What can’t she do?” the Hollywood star and Democratic donor says in an interview with Newsweek. “That’s why people love her. She can be on the Supreme Court and anywhere else she wants. She can be the president. She’s history and she’ll stay history because she is so amazingly smart and together.” 

Congressman James Clyburn, from South Carolina, also sees much promise in Michelle Obama.

“I’d love to see her get more into politics because it would be a breath of fresh air in D.C.,” Clyburn tells Newsweek. “She’s honest and straightforward, which is not what you see in Washington much. She is exactly what we need around here.”

But a White House official tells the publication that the first lady doesn't have the "temperament" for the top spot in the land.

“Michelle Obama doesn’t have the temperament for the constant b.s. that goes on in D.C.,” an anonymous aide tells Newsweek. “She watched her husband fight fights that he shouldn’t have to. She’s seen the ugly side of Washington up close and personal and has no interest in dealing with that firsthand. I think she knows there are other ways to impact the system from the outside in. She’ll find those, but it won’t be through public office. That’s not who she is.”

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