Michelle Obama tells Stephen Colbert her First Lady bucket list

What does Michelle Obama want to do in her last year in the White House? "I want to go to Target! I want to drive!"

Sarah Burris
September 29, 2015 4:02PM (UTC)

"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" is off to an amazing start, scoring guests from A-List stars to the Vice President and Monday night with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Obama was in New York for the Global Citizens Festival where she announced #62MillionGirls, part of her Let Girls Learn initiative. It aims to help the more than 62 million girls around the world who are not in school. The goal is to not just get girls to school, but keep them in school. "when a girl receives a quality education" the site says. "She is more likely to earn a decent living, raise a healthy, educated family, and improve the quality of life for herself, her family, and her community." The two also praised Malala Yousafzai, who appeared Friday night on Colbert to discuss the state of education globally and the initiative.


This weekend, during the launch of the campaign, Colbert tweeted out an awkward photo from his floppy haired youth to help bring awareness and support the cause for education for all women everywhere.

Understandably, following the festival, Obama wanted to stop by for well wishes and a nice housewarming in Colbert's new place. The two discussed what Obama wants to do next and what she'll try to check off the bucket list before leaving the White House in January of 2017. "I want to do little things like, ya know, open a window," she said shrugging to the audience's laughter. "I want to go to Target! I want to drive!"


Obama said of driving in the motorcade, "The window opens if I press it in the car but everybody's like 'Oh my God! What was that!?' ... One day as a treat, my lead agent let me have the windows open on the way to Camp David," Obama said with a laugh. "It was like five minutes out and he said 'Windows open! Enjoy it!'"

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