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Are You Cool With the First Granny Moving In?

Mrs. Robinson is coming to Washington! Michelle Obama's mother, Marian, who played a crucial role in looking after the Obamas' daughters during the campaign, will move into the White House with the rest of the family.

The first granny hasn't decided whether she will stay permanently. It will probably be a tough decision considering she still lives in the Chicago home where she raised Michelle.

If you're wondering whether Obama will be taking orders from his mother-in-law, you can at least know it won't be the other way around. During his post-election interview with 60 Minutes, Obama was asked whether Marian would be moving in. He said: "Well, I don't tell my mother-in-law what to do. But I'm not stupid. That's why I got elected president, man."


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Shulian Shulian 8 years
I don't really see why their should be any additional costs for the taxpayers. The room is already there, if Grandma is living in it or not, they do have to pay for their private food anyway (a little known fact, but it is true), so the only additional costs would be that the staff has to clean a little bit more. I have never heard anyone complaining about the dogs, but clearly if they have pets the staff also has to clean more.
Pegona Pegona 8 years
It takes a village. ;-)
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 8 years
UnDave saved the thread.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Of course! She's an important part of the family.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
What? He can't sleep under it??? :rotfl:
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
If he's in the garage, then where do I put my car?
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
This is not the first time you tried to do this with me. Have a good one.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Foxie you are so right. Kudos.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Wow, so I have to make you happy by posting what you like. Thanks. I get where you going. I can't have my own opinion.
foxie foxie 8 years
I'm not up in arms about the story, obviously. I'm up in arms about your ridiculous reaction to the story.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Good for you. This was also bought up by Citizen once before - were you up an arms then.
foxie foxie 8 years
Nice try, but I didn't refer to any story specifically.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I'm sorry that you had to read the story first on here but its been floating for a while.
foxie foxie 8 years
Uh, yeah, I think we ALL were a little more focused on other things. And yet, when the information is posted, we read it and post on it. So obviously you DON'T really think this issue is too unimportant to pay attention to, do you? I for one am happy that TeamSugar brings forth some lighter, more under-the-radar stories every once in a while. I know I'd miss a lot of them if I didn't read them here.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
You are correct Foxie as always. I should care if the government is footing the bill or if Obama is. Have you done research to see if we are as a country footing the bill. I wonder how much that would cost for a plane ticket and to move some of her things to DC. Would the transition team be sending her as well. I wonder would she sell her house. Sorry, I was focused on Gaza, the economy, the auto show in Michigan for goodness sake to care if Michelle's momma was coming to the White House. Excuse me.
foxie foxie 8 years
Um... random much? That argument, being one of my biggest pet peeves, is something that I always notice when other people use it, even if they don't realize it themselves. You use it. It's not valid. You are right about this issue not being a serious one, but you're wrong about it being so unimportant that we should all ignore it. It's government business if the government is footing the bill. We have a right to know. We may not have a problem with it, but we deserve to make an informed decision.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Foxie, I don't use this argument all the time and I have no idea what you are referring to. You like to play victim and I was just pointing out if the mother goes or not its not our concern. It's family business not government business. So, for you to get all uptight, you need to think about what your issue is; please do not try to put your issues on me.
foxie foxie 8 years
Bella, you LOVE the "let's ignore this issue because other things are more important" argument... which isn't even really a valid argument for anything. I mean, I generally agree with you on this one, but that rationale really drives me nuts and you use it all the time. There is plenty of space on TeamSugar for this article too.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
UnDave, can't you put him out in your garage? :P Look, my MIL comes to stay with us for 2 months every year. Which is the LONGEST two months I ever spend! I couldn't stomach having her live with me, but if Obama gets along with her, I am all for it!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I really don't think people are freaking out b/c of opposition but are voicing their opinions b/c one - this is a post and two-there are more important things going on in our country to care if the grandmother is going along or not.
foxie foxie 8 years
I like how everyone is freaking out when only one person, I believe, even voiced opposition to this.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
I just hope the out of work brother-in-law doesn't come knocking around, wanting to "borrow" a room in the mansion for a couple of months. Or does that seem to only happen to me?
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I'd consider some family friends more immediate family that I would my grandparents (all of whom I saw maybe once before they passed away).
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 8 years
I think we also have to consider that what we consider "immediate" family in the strictest technical sense simply isn't as important as it is in the emotional sense. Its FAMILY, for chrissakes. Who are we to say one grandmother is more "valid" than another? Family is, after all, what we make it to be, and with whomever we make it to be. Though I'm surprised this warrants a thread when there's so much going on in the world right now (!!).....I think its nice that she'll be with them and she will be a good, grounding influence on the girls I reckon. ...and as for cost - please... :P Give me a break.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
:rotfl: Jude!!!
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