Michelle Obama Wants to Be Part of Events That Have Purpose And a Message and That Parallel the President's Agenda. ----For weeks, Michelle Obama had been telling her staff and closest confidantes that she wasn't having the impact she wanted. She is a woman of substance, with a background in law, public policy and management, who found herself relegated to role model in chief. The West Wing of the White House -- the fulcrum of power and policy -- had not fully integrated her into its agenda. She wanted more.Barack Obama
So, earlier this month, she changed her chief of staff, and now she's changing her role.
They're all focused on raising the stakes. "It isn't just about hugging," Sher said. "Whatever she talks about will bring press and interest, but it's important that she's not just talking [but] actually moving forward on those issues."
Thursday, June 25, 2009
"A First Lady Who Demands Substance"
Lois Romano (WaPo):