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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 01:37 PM

60. I sure do, too! She reminds me of how I felt about then-First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

Granted, I was very young and I only resonated with the "young mom who was a young President's wife, with little kids in the White House." I was only in fifth grade when JFK was assassinated. But that whole First Family really resonated with me. But that Jackie Kennedy, MAN did she ring a bell with me. My mom idolized her in particular because of her understated elegance and style and taste, but the whole Kennedy thing - the Catholic thing, the noblesse oblige thing - that went over HUGELY in our house when I was little.

I loved Rosalynn Carter for her sense of public commitment and obligation, I revered Eleanor Roosevelt (about whom I only had read and studied second-hand), I dearly loved and appreciated Betty Ford - for MANY reasons, and Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first First Lady to whom I could relate in any personal way - she was an independent professional, a working mom, and very near my age - after the dumpy imperious grandma during the bush1 years and the rich, skinny, manipulative hag in the reagan era - neither one of whom I found anything to which I could relate on a personal basis.

But Michelle Obama has it all, at least for me. The surface stuff and the deep stuff - glamour, elegance, style, class, poise, intelligence, a BIG heart - very loving and as classy as she was she still has the common touch; AND a strong commitment to be an example for good - a deep devotion to the greater good.

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LineLineLineLineNew Reply I sure do, too! She reminds me of how I felt about then-First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
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