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Should Michelle Obama Talk Policy?

When it comes to her husband's stimulus package, Michelle Obama knows the details. This week, the First Lady hit the government agency circuit to make the case for the bill, explaining at the Department of Housing and Urban Development that plans to create 15,000 affordable housing units, weatherized 2 million low-income homes, and repair military housing, would make their jobs easier by stopping a rise in homelessness.

Over the next few weeks, Michelle will visit cabinet-level agencies on a "get to know you tour," adding surrogate-in-chief to her role as mom-in-chief. So far, Michelle seems to have a little more Hillary Clinton in her, than Laura Bush.

Would you be happy to see Michelle out there making speeches about policy she believes in, or would you rather she stick to more traditional and less controversial first lady issues?


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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i think that she's in a position that as long as she's aligned with her husband's views, then it's ok for her to be a spokesperson for things. that's kind of the point of being the first family - to have some type of impact on the whole deal. the only thing here, is that everyone was giving hillary such a hard time when they talked about the possibility that Bill would influence or talk about policy and whether or not that was fair. it's almost a double standard if you think about it.
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 8 years
I'm with stephley... on both posts.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
That's fine
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
If she knows what she's talking about and can take the criticisms that will come with it.
hope2be hope2be 8 years
I don't have a problem with it. If she knows what she's talking about, by all means, go for it.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
I don't have a problem with her pushing it, but she shouldn't be surprised if her favorability numbers go down.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
stephley stephley 8 years
Well, if I come to visit, I would like warm cookies too please. Milk chocolate chip.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I see no problem with it. She makes a good representative of the Obama White House, and there's no reason on earth for her to just hide in the White House baking cookies or whatever.
Myst Myst 8 years
Why not, if she's knows what she's talking about I say go for it.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I am fine with that, as long as she knows what she is talking about. and doesnt want to get paid for it.
stephley stephley 8 years
As long as a First Lady understands that when she speaks on the Administration's behalf she has to take any incoming criticism as well as praise, I have no problem with it. It's when someone decides to speak out, then claims to be a private, untouchable citizen I find annoying.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
I voted 'Other'. I don't exactly want to gush about Mrs. Obama's "smarts and personality", but I see no reason why the first lady shouldn't be a tool for the administration.
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