Michelle Obama Rockin’ the White House

Posted: February 26, 2009 by krystieyandoli in Uncategorized
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Clearly, someone thinks she's got style...

Clearly, someone thinks she's got style...

The Obama family has already started to shake things up in Washington, and I am especially looking forward to what Michelle Obama does differently from past First Ladies. It’s finally time for, what’s the cliché? Change! (Yeah, I drink the kool-aid).

With about 35 official days in office, there is much talk about what kind of progress Mrs. Obama is going to achieve. Here are five reasons why I think Michelle will rock the White House no matter what she decides to pursue:

1. Her education. After graduating as salutatorian from her high school, Michelle Obama received her B.A. degree from Princeton University where she also graduated cum laude. She majored in sociology and minored in African American studies before moving onto Harvard Law School. What up now, haters?

2. I know this seems SO un-feminist of me, but her clothes! Her style is often compared to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and she has also become a trendsetter in the U.S. I wish I could pull of Oscar de la Renta with such style and grace. It’s pretty cool that our new First Lady is such a fashionista.

3. Her age. Okay, I know what you’re thinking, and I promise I’m not an ageist against past First Ladies like Laura Bush and my girl Hill-dog Clinton. I do think, however, that the fact that Mrs. President is only 45-years-old and is a product of a more progressive generation will provide a more forward-thinking and spunky White House atmosphere.

4. Passion for national service. Michelle has a personal history of encouraging, developing, and creating community service programs in the Chicago area. Encouraging national service is going to be one of her main objectives as First Lady.

Oh yeah, we all want a mom like that

Oh yeah, we all want a mom like that

5. Motherhood. Michelle has two degrees from Ivy League universities, has held high positions at established law firms, and is fully capable of being a full-time working parent. That being said, her main priority is raising her children. Feminism is all about equality and the female’s right to make choices, and Michelle’s choice to commit to being a full-time “Mom-in-Chief” (and a good one at that) is both awesome and respectable.

Go get ‘em Michelle!

–Krystie Yandoli

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Comments
  1. Briana says:

    Go Michelle! I really liked this piece.

  2. john mccrory says:

    She seems to have the spunk to keep Barack on the straight and narrow

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