February 27th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 2/27/09

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  1. Clarence Albuquerque

    good nite all....

    February 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Fay - California

    Michelle Obama's just keeping the "change" theme with her sleeveless style – she looks wonderful.

    February 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Maureen T, Canada

    Michelle Obama looks lovely in her sleeveless dress! Love her arms! Show them as much as you can MIchelle!!...Anyway, thanks for a great show Andy! When do I get an invite I mean you'll be using onions for something won't you?? 🙂 Take care, enjoy the weekend!! I'll remember to watch 60 minutes this weekend!

    February 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Laura

    I'm not sure what all the onion comments are about on the blog since I just tuned in... However, I did see you mentioning the First Lady's official photo. Since I have already seen before seeing what you are going to say about it....The First Lady looks fabulous in her official photo! She is a modern day first lady with an incredible sense of style!

    February 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  5. Ruby Coria, LA. CA.

    OMGosh, what a treat to see Bobby tonight!

    February 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  6. Nattada, Houston TX

    The first lady looks so nice in that black dress. Her arms are amazing. I am not shock at all. Love her!!

    It has been a good week shows.

    Good night everyone.
    Have a good weekend.
    Sweet dreams.

    February 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  7. Clarence Albuquerque

    Working out in the bowling alley has brought out the best in the arms race.

    February 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  8. Lori from IL

    Classy picture of a classy lady! Change has come to Washington - sleeveless!

    February 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  9. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Goodnight, Anderson, Erica, David, and bloggers!

    Hope everyone has a great weekend! I may be a bit hit-or-miss next week as I'll be visiting my parents in VA who don't have cable.

    Anderson – Keep up the good work in the kitchen. I want to see a full-blown salad next week!

    February 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  10. Esma

    @ Anderson-I saw you this morning, and I want to tell you, I will fly out to NYC and take you freakin' mattress shopping. It's not that difficult.

    Michelle looks fabulous as always!!! I do need to do some push ups.

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!!

    February 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  11. ericacnn

    EJ – not quite at the no worry stage, but did get rid of that CC debt!

    February 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  12. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    goodnite all.

    February 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  13. Lauren--NY

    The First Lady looks looks drop-dead gorgeous, as usual.

    Good night, all. Anderson, great show this morning and this evening. Erica, thanks! Good night, all! <3

    February 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  14. Maren in Oregon

    Michelle Obama is spectacular!

    February 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  15. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Love Michelle Obama but I really wish she'd had worn a suit jacket at the address to Congress. I guess I'm old fashioned. Liked the portrait though.

    February 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  16. Tom K Frankfort, NY

    A follow up to chopping onions: I been working as a chef for years and still fight with chopping the onion daily. Practice, Pracitce

    February 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  17. EJ (USA)

    Wow – that photo of Michelle Obama is gorgeous. I love the black sleeveless dress. She looks great.

    Goodnight Anderson & Erica – Great show tonight! Have a great weekend.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  18. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    The little black dress is always a good choice!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  19. Saera El Paso, TX

    i can't type...
    but i can chop an onion 😉

    February 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  20. Isabel, Brazil

    Good night, Anderson, David and Erica.
    Good night, bloggers!

    A good rest for us all!
    And a great weekend!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  21. Sharon S

    Anderson this could be a start to yet another career for you, your Own Cooking Show, move over Rachel Ray!

    Thank You Erica, Anderson for that great laugh!

    I am off to bed been a long week, Great Show as always!

    Have a Wonderful weekend everyone!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  22. Vanessa, TX

    you know Anderson..that shot will live infamously on youtube..yay.lol you should charge to view lol

    February 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  23. Bridget, TX

    Beautiful picture. She looks so classy and sexy:)

    February 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  24. Fay - California

    Wow Anderson, the 360 crew must be super-sneaky...you didn't see them getting the set ready for Bobby Flay?!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  25. gill - north of 49

    Good night all – have a great weekend.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  26. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    FLOTUS looks amazing in her picture.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  27. Emma

    A divorce is not expensive when both parties are reasonable. It only gets expensive when they fight over who gets what, alimony, etc.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  28. Clarence Albuquerque

    The shot. Black velvet would do me good right now.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  29. Ken in NC

    Anderson if that California Mayor did not know that watermelons was associated with Blacks, do you think he would associate peanuts with President J. Carter or jelly beans with President R. Ragan? Maybe this guy needs to go to a community college and take some history lessons.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  30. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    anderson, that surprise let us all know that you:

    a.) either really dont cook or just dont like onions, and
    b.) you are not a hunter or fisherman, and
    c.) you would lose in a knife battle!


    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  31. Uma in Liverpool, UK

    Bobby Jindal is an embarrassment. I really wish all Indian-Americans were brilliant, like your Dr Sanjay Gupta.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  32. Isabel, Brazil

    @ David Gergen

    Thank you!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  33. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Great show tonight! Enjoyed the impromptu segment with the Chef Flay and Anderson! Thanks AC360!

    Makes me want to go chop some onions now.....

    Well, not really! 😉

    Have a good weekend bloggers! Nite all!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  34. Caroline, Los Angeles

    LOL, yes a salsa weekend.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  35. Evelina

    Anderson and crew,
    I'm afraid I can't type fast enough. Please don't try to cut the onions so fast until you practice more. If you have an onion emergency, they sell frozen chopped onions and you don't cut your fingers. I'm a surgeon and people do cut their fingers this way. You and your crew are all too cute.
    After you cut onions and wash your hands, you can rub your fingers with vinegar and salt. No smell; no worries.
    Also, could everybody leave Michelle Obama alone about her sleeveless outfits? She has beautiful arms and it is, after all, a free country. Could that many people be jealous or petty.
    Let's be happy that we are a step closer to bringing the troops home alive and sooner than we thought possible. And if we raise a ruckus it may be even sooner!

    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  36. Lori from IL

    Interesting segment, Randi Kaye -

    Since I waited too late last night -

    Anderson, - Just want to say I really enjoyed the show again tonight. The last two nights have had an especially good mix of segments.

    Good night and have a good weekend Anderson, Erica and Fellow Bloggers - thanks for the interesting "chat" again tonight bloggers. Looking forward to your 60 minutes segment, Anderson.

    BettyAnn - good to see you joinging back in and heal fast.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  37. Rick Greer

    My wife was watching them slam Michelle Obama for going sleeveless and turned to me and said, "Isn't she protected by the constitution, you know, that one about the right to bear arms?"

    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  38. Sabrina

    Thanks Anderson for doing the piece on keeping Mr. Jindel honest. No need to embellish Mr. Jindel no one will ever forget that tragedy. His point he was trying to make is that he government is the problem. What Republicans fail to realize is that if the government is competent it works quite well.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  39. Lisa, Benalla, Australia

    @Rikki too right, good question.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  40. Maren in Oregon

    Erica: Great job. More surprises please. Wathing Anderson "tap dance" on his own show is better than watching Kelly try to get him to dance on hers,

    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  41. Kathy

    Michelle Obama should wear a sleeveless dress. Most people that have arms like that do, and they should because they earned them:)

    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  42. Saera El Paso, TX

    good ngiht everyone

    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  43. Cessy, Chicago

    you're a good sport Anderson!

    Have a great weekend everyone! Dont forget to watch Anderson on 60 minutes this sunday!

    goodnight, Anderson, Erica and David

    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  44. Nattada, Houston TX

    There is always be a serial killer somewhere. When one got caught, we always hear about another serial killers.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  45. Jamie, TN

    I've seen Michelle Obama's official portrait and she is FLAWLESS! I've got to get my arms to look like that.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  46. KarenT

    Michelle Obama is not the first First Lady to have bare arms for her White House portrait. She absolutely looks beautiful.

    February 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  47. Lauren--NY

    That was a great interlude. Erica, I could kiss you for setting that up. So funny. You did a great job, Anderson. (You can buy a mattress online, by the way...just saying...and if you don't like it you don't have to waddle down the street with it to return it...call the store and they'll come pick it up for you, okay? See? No crisis. 🙂 )

    February 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
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