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Michelle Obama and the Evolution of a First Lady

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Times profile adapted from Jodi Kantor's upcoming book, The Obama's Obamas.


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  2. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    Rahm Emanuel was supposed to be the ultimate knife-fighter. Best I can tell, his profanity camouflaged his perpetual willingness to cave.

    I know very little about Michelle Obama, but I think being crossways with Rahm speaks well of her.
  3. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Mike Allen's Playbook had a bit this morning about the book.

    It was basically, the Obamas don't like to socialize much and haven't had any former presidents over for dinner. Also made an interesting comparison with Michelle Obama as Bill Clinton with Barack being Hillary.

    As the board's leading Hillary Clinton supporter (patent pending) I smirked, then laughed out loud.
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Politico has about 10 postings based on the book:

  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    There seems to be a book about almost every First Lady involving themselves in the politics of the White House. Barbara Bush is the only one that comes to mind that seemed to stay below the radar.

    I never take them seriously.
  6. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    "Eat your damn vegetables and exercise."
  7. suburbia

    suburbia Active Member

    Rahm Emanuel may have been the ultimate knife-fighter, but he was also a classic DLC Democrat, which means he was in cahoots with many of the same interests as Republicans - big business, etc. Remember that Emanuel first became a national political player while working for Bill Clinton, who was one of the first DLCers.
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    That's right, exercise is bad for you. I'm with Boom. It defies credulity that First Ladies wouldn't have SOME influence on their husbands. But all White House insider stories are exclusively sourced by the losers of power struggles seeking to shift blame elsewhere.
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    "Don't preach to us until you can get your husband to quit smoking."
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    The Obama's what?
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Damn it!

    Yeah, I guess that should have been a plural and not a possessive.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    It's about Obamas wife
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