First lady jokes about hosting 'Tonight Show'
This image released by NBC shows host Jimmy Fallon dressed as a mom, left, dancing with first lady Michelle Obama during an appearance of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in New York. Obama returned to the show to promote her "Let's Move" campaign and to perform in a sketch called "Evolution of Mom Dancing," airs tonight at 12:35am ET on NBC. (AP Photo/NBC, Lloyd Bishop)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she's eyeing another campaign in 2016 and, contrary to speculation, it doesn't involve running for public office.
During her first appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Friday, the host asked her to consider a Michelle-Hillary ticket for president in 2016. The latter is former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who lost the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination to Mrs. Obama's husband. Speculation is rampant that Clinton is gearing up to run again in 2016.
This image released by NBC shows host Jimmy Fallon dressed as a mom, left, dancing with first lady Michelle Obama during an appearance of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in New York. Obama returned to the show to promote her "Let's Move" campaign and to perform in a skit called "Evolution of Mom Dancing." (AP Photo/NBC, Lloyd Bishop)
"You know, I have my eye actually on another job. And I hear that when Jay Leno retires that 'The Tonight Show' position is going to open and I'm thinking about putting my hat in the ring," the first lady says, according to an excerpt of the appearance released before airtime by NBC.
"I got my hat in the ring," Fallon replies.
Mrs. Obama then asks for his opinion, but Fallon's answer suggests he's had a quick change of heart about challenging her. "I'm done thinking about it," he says, laughing.
This Feb. 22, 2013 photo released by ABC shows host Robin Roberts, left, chef Marcus Samuelson,, center, and first lady Michelle Obama during a taped segment on "Good Morning America," in New York. Obama and Samuelson demonstrated some of her easy, healthy dishes and discussed nutritious recipes for busy families during her appearance airing Tuesday, Feb. 26. (AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute)
The first lady visited the late-night talk show to promote "Let's Move," her anti-childhood obesity campaign, which marked its third anniversary this month.
She also danced with Fallon, who was dressed like a woman.