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Michelle Obama: more than just the "mom-in-chief"? (3688 hits)


In the weeks since her husband was elected president, Michelle Obama has been lauded as the “first lady of style" and hailed as the nation's new “Mom-in-chief.” Questions about her abound, but they're almost always in a domestic context.

"What kind of style will she bring to the White House?" reporters have asked. "What type of dog?

In the weeks since her husband was elected president, Michelle Obama has been lauded as the “first lady of style" and hailed as the nation's new “Mom-in-chief.” Questions about her abound, but they're almost always in a domestic context.

"What kind of style will she bring to the White House?" reporters have asked. "What type of dog? What school will the kids attend?"

Fine questions all. But are we missing something?

Obama, after all, is a Harvard-educated lawyer. She has had an impressive career as an attorney and hospital executive. She has never been just a mother. She has never been just a wife. So why define her in those terms now?

What school will the kids attend?"

Fine questions all. But are we missing something?

Obama, after all, is a Harvard-educated lawyer. She has had an impressive career as an attorney and hospital executive. She has never been just a mother. She has never been just a wife. So why define her in those terms now?

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Leah although I understand your point, being defined as a mother isn't missing anything, because on several occasions this is how Michelle has defined herself. Being a mother is an absolute awesome responsibility which reflects on Michelle's compassionate and caring nature. Her mothering shows to me that she has her priorities straight and I love that "mothering" spirit about her.

Sunday, November 23rd 2008 at 10:18PM
Jen Fad
That is the media for you. Wanting to know whatever they can about someone in the limelight. The Predsident Elect Obama and his lovely wife Michelle are holding things down awesomely. When they are in the medias view they always look the part of professionals, a loving husband and wife and happy loving parents. And their children are darling. And you are right Jen... Michelle shows that she has her priorities straight... and I know you know the song that Chaka Khan sung "I'm Every Woman". Need I say more? :)
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