Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mrs Robinson goes to Washington

Michelle Obama's mother is moving in to the White House.

I love this idea on so many levels. The Obama family has clearly shown where their priorities are - they love each other - Obama calls Michelle his "rock" and he will need her by his side as he takes on this monumental task of being the leader of the world.

Mrs Robinson grew up on the south side of Chicago and is an independent, feisty spirit. Her family wanted her to be a teacher - she chose to become a secretary - she retired from her position in order to be with Sasha and Malia while their parents were on the campaign trail.

Hillary Clinton often spoke of the African proverb: "It takes a village to raise a child" and she has spent her life working on efforts on behalf of the country's children.

The Obama's understand this concept on a fundamental and functional level. Hence the invitation to Mrs Robinson.

I welcome the new addition to the White House - it is a tremendous sacrifice, albeit temporarily - I have a suspicion she might just stick around......her family needs her, as does her country

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