Thursday, April 8, 2010

Michelle Obama's Message Discipline

On Jezebel there's a synopsis of interviews with Michelle Obama in Good Housekeeping and Conde Nast Traveller. In both excerpts, she's awesome.

For example from Good Housekeeping:

RE: But that wasn't a struggle for the two of you. Has there been something that was tough for you as a couple?

MO: No, not really. All the things that gave us trouble are - I don't want to say are resolved, but when you have so much support around you, and you have the time together as a family, you can take care of your kids, and you see them whole and happy - then everything else is just minor stuff of the day.

(This confirms something Rahm Emmanuel said a while back about the "family friendly" Obama White House. It went something along the lines of 'Sure it's family friendly here, if you're part of the first family.')

And from Conde Nast Traveler on the segregation of DC:

"Kids in Anacostia should be taking up the spots in the page program on Capitol Hill. They should be the ones who get to intern at the White House. They should have equal access as well as the folks with power from all over the country. I think as more and more kids have those experiences they start to expand their sense of who they can be in the world. And if we can do that for kids here in D.C., we can do that for kids around the world who are coming to visit and walking up to that fence by the South Lawn and looking in that house and seeing a family, a president who connects to them in a fundamental way."

I mean, she's so terrific, and I hope she's right.

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