As anticipation about the coming election escalates — and with it Americans’ concerns about the faltering economy — Michelle Obama found time to advertise her book on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
While many politicians are spending time digging up dirt on the competition, Obama has been busy promoting her gardening book.
The first lady’s book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, has been her focus as of late. Her appearance on Letterman was just one of many television cameos promoting the book.
Letterman gave Obama the chance to show her comedic ability, allowing her to present the Top 10 list:
- No. 10: Gardening was invented in 1822 by Albert Gardener.
- No. 9: Plant avocados, tomatoes, onions and cilantro together and grow a guacamole tree.
- No. 8: Eggplants were originally cultivated for use as doorstops.
- No. 7: In his lifetime, the average American will eat half a radish.
- No. 6: The largest zucchini ever grown contained a Starbucks.
- No. 5: Later this year the Supreme Court will finally rule on “tomato” vs. “tomahto.”
- No. 4: If you have an actual green thumb, it might be scurvy.
- No. 3: Lettuce is 96 percent water and 4 percent lettuce.
- No. 2: The White House tool shed contains shovels, trowels and Weed Whacker One.
- No. 1: With enough care and effort you can grow your own Barack-oli.