By Lanford Beard
March 20, 2012 at 02:49 PM EDT

First Lady Michelle Obama dropped by the Late Show With David Letterman last night to promote her Joining Forces initiative, but naturally there was some prodding about the not-so-nice side of politics this election year. FLOTUS remained winkingly positive, saying, “[Barack] is always upbeat — particularly about Congress.” Bah dum bum! Obama also revealed that she occasionally “sneaks out” of the White House for covert trips. Find out where below.

Which store is worth summoning a Secret Service detail to visit? Target, obviously! And PetCo — because if you had any chance to spend more time with this face, wouldn’t you take it? Of her “son,” Obama said Bo is “the smartest dog in the world… I’m thinking about getting him an agent.” She also discussed how her daughters, 13-year-old Malia and 10-year-old Sasha, are doing.

NEXT: Obama talks old-school videogames and Joining Forces in parts 2 and 3

Part 2

Part 3

What do you think, PopWatchers? What was your favorite moment about Obama’s appearance on Letterman?

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