Laura Bush Welcomes Michelle Obama to White House
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Something that Rebecca Traister did not consider is that perhaps Michelle Obama would like to be a full time mom. Although she will have a lot of her time taken up by projects she will be working on, she just might be thrilled to have the opportunity to spend more time with her children during the next four, and hopefully eight, years. Being able to share these years with your children is so important and lots of fun. Any mom or dad who is fortunate enough to be a stay-at-home partent would be considered wonderfully lucky!
Thanks for the opportunity to share mythoughts.
It has been amazing to see Michelle's transformation throughout this campaign. I totally understood the determination to appear like a more traditional First Lady throughout the election; they were trying to win!
But I do think Michelle now has the chance to change the image of First Lady as we know it. Hillary has built the foundation for her and since Michelle is such an outstanding accomplished woman, she should use her time in the White House to tell the American people, "It's OKAY to have a smart educated and motivated woman as First Lady. It is OKAY to have a First Lady who has her own life and ambitions, separate from those of the office of her husband. It is OKAY!"
Most women in America, because of this dire economy struggle with a family and one or more jobs. Instead of sinking into the traditional role of only Mom, Michelle should represent all those women.
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