Michelle Obama, interviewed by Tonya Lewis Lee in Glamour
magazine, speaks about her husband Barack Obama and their daughters:
We have this ritual in the morning. They come in my bed, and if Dad isn't there—because he's too snore-y and stinky, they don't want to ever get into bed with him.
Apparently Barack Obama, when asleep, behaves like the miller in Chaucer's Reeve's Tale
This millere hath so wisely bibbed ale
That as an hors he snorteth in his sleep,
Ne of his tayl bihynde he took no keep.
Translated by J.U. Nicolson:
This miller had so roundly bibbed his ale
That, like a horse, he snorted in his sleep,
While of his tail behind he kept no keep.