Michelle Obama: Tolerating hecklers is ‘one of the things I don’t do well’

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A pool report from a private fundraiser in Washington, D.C., tonight notes that first lady Michelle Obama was interrupted by a heckler about 12 minutes into her speech, and unlike her husband, she had no patience to spare when it came to relinquishing the focus of the crowd.

“One of the things I don’t do well is this,” said Obama before leaving the lectern and heading toward the heckler, who reportedly was demanding that the president issue an executive order on gay rights. The first lady then issued an ultimatum, instructing the crowd, you can “listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”

http://twitter.com/#!/PragObots/status/342063629677494272

As much as we’d like to see the video, it’s unlikely any will emerge, as the fundraiser was held in the back yard of a private residence. There’s no word how the heckler gained access to the event, but the pool report quotes her as shouting that she is a “lesbian looking for federal equality before I die.”

http://twitter.com/#!/GenRachel/status/342059700457725952

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Update: We now have the identity of the heckler, but what we really wanted was video.

http://twitter.com/#!/bornnusa/status/342084091837034496

http://twitter.com/#!/stevenportnoy/status/342084709498646529

http://twitter.com/#!/Mahoganie_Jade/status/342085212827709442

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