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First Dad Creates White House Council on Women and Girls

Son, grandson, husband, father, and president Barack Obama told an audience today that the creation of the White House Council of Women and Girls goes out to all the women in his life.

Obama said:

I sign this order not just as a president, but as a son, a grandson, a husband, and a father, because growing up, I saw my mother put herself through school and follow her passion for helping others. But I also saw how she struggled to raise me and my sister on her own, worrying about how she'd pay the bills and educate herself and provide for us.

The new council will be chaired by his longtime friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett. Want more details? Well we know it will meet on a regular basis to discuss how federal policy should account for women and girls. Obama wants all women to "have opportunities their mothers and grandmothers and great grandmothers never dreamed of."


7showgirl7 7showgirl7 8 years
I agree with SL let's give Obama a chance, instead of criticizing him for everything he does. Something tells me CG wasn't any better at being in charge of cookies & milk than Bush was at running the country. Maybe CG never had to worry about where the money was coming from to purchase the cookies and milk, which by the way milk was about $2.19 a gallon when Bush took office, it was almost $5.00 a gallon when he left office.
stephley stephley 8 years
Good luck Ladee, but it is going to be exhausting.
Stella-Stylist Stella-Stylist 8 years
Well, I think its fantastic!! Something for me and the others who are in the position, right now, of Obama's mother. I just got accepted to a university program today and I am already worried about how to support my boys and go to school full time. Wondering if its even possible without really having to struggle!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I think some posts may have gotten reported and removed.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
who was i Condescending too? was i being snarky? yes. condescending no, because i didnt center anyone out.
valancyjane valancyjane 8 years
Why did some of these posts disappear? The last 6 posts make no sense without the two (I think) that were taken down.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Additionally, to me, there is a clear difference between saying something about the post that may or may not be condescending and being condescending towards another member.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
(And everywhere else, obviously.)
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Actually, SL, I have no problem with this. It's interesting that you would assume that I do. Grouping people together can get very dangerous around here.
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
You guys don't like anything Obama does.
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
I think CG was pretty condescending too.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Once again, Jillness is quick to condescend....At least you are consistent!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Is this like when my mom would appoint me "leader of cookies and milk" so I would Think i had an important job to do during the afternoons?
zeze zeze 8 years
That's what I'm wondering Jill. Does this really count as a new position, like will she be getting 2 salaries, or (what I suspect) is her role as an advisor expanded to include this focus, making the title just ceremonial?
wren1 wren1 8 years
I agree, organicsugr, I think it's great :D
Jillness Jillness 8 years
Valerie is already an Advisor to the President. So it seems this is focus of her direction, not necessarily the hiring of an entirely new employee. ;)
zeze zeze 8 years
I wonder how much all these positions cost, they seem ceremonial to me...anyone know?
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I was thinking the same thing org.
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
Good thing Obama already cut a bunch of wasteful programs to make way for this very important undertaking.
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