Obama to single men: Look for superior genes

Olivier Knox

It's perhaps not the sweetest thing a husband ever said to his wife, but President Barack Obama quipped Friday that he married first lady Michelle Obama in order to pass on her superior genes. She said he was "kinda cute."

The Obamas traveled to Fort Stewart, Georgia, to highlight his new executive order meant to protect American soldiers from unscrupulous recruiters looking to take advantage of their educational benefits while shortchanging them on their education.

The first lady, introducing her husband to the cheering crowd, told them that the president had tirelessly fought for them. "And, ladies, I think he's kinda cute," she added, to approving hoots from women in the audience.

"She is a tough act to follow," Obama said moments later. "For the gentlemen out there who are not yet married, let me just explain to you: Your goal is to improve your gene pool by marrying somebody who is superior to you." The crowd laughed.

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