Yeah, I'm sure some of us hard-working ladies would like to have Michelle's "plight." Heck, I'd love it if the salary for being a wife and mother were real so I could stay home (y'all know that rundown on what a mom would actually make that they haul out every Mother's Day). Seriously, she doesn't get enough perks from being First Lady? I would see the job as a privilege, a way to give back to my country. Most First Ladies now have pet causes -- I guess mine would be education, or literacy (like Laura Bush), or the homeless. Michelle's pet cause, physical fitness and good nutrition, would be great if only she practiced what she preaches. She not only seems to like to dine on junk food when she can (as does her hubby, but then he seems to have the metabolism for it), but she also seems to like to eat high-falutin', pretentious food. She would do well to follow a Daniel diet -- simple food, simply prepared, lots of fruit and veggies. I don't think, if I were First Lady, that I'd have to have fancy food at every State Dinner, nor would I feel it necessary to have a new outfit and fancy jewelry for every appearance. Are there some places around the world that I'd like to visit? Yes, but there are only about 3. The rest of the time, I'm a homebody, so very few "vacations" for me. I'm a simple girl, with simple tastes. Guess that's one reason I wouldn't make a "good" First Lady.
"Oir is leatsa an rioghachd, agus an cumhachd, agus a gloir, gu siorraidh, Amen." ("For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen" -- Scots Gaelic)