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I knew he was special -- Michelle

Alison Kershaw

Published 26/05/2011 | 05:00

First Lady Michelle Obama revealed yesterday that she did not know her husband, US President Barack Obama, would one day be president but had always "thought he would be useful".

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In a meeting with students from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school at Oxford University's Christ Church college, Mrs Obama was asked if she thought Mr Obama would "achieve great things".

To laughter from the girls, she replied: "Absolutely not," adding: "I'm kidding.

"When I met him I knew he was special. I'm sharing secrets here. I knew he was a special person and it had nothing to do with his education, nothing to do with his potential.

"There are a lot of women who have the boxes: Did he go to the right school? Does he have a good income? There was none of that. It was because of the love he felt for his mother . . . Couple that with his talent -- and he's cute!"

Irish Independent

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