Michelle Robinson Obama may have entered politics reluctantly, but last night she proved that she’s a fast learner. The speech she delivered made me want to stand up and cheer in my living room.
You want values? The First Lady gave us evidence of hers—and her family’s. She began with a description of the daily struggle her father made to provide for his wife and two children. Where else except in a union-protected job in the public sector do you think a pump operator in a water plant with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis could have kept his job? She didn’t ask, but what came through was the importance of the dignity of work and his commitment to paying his small share of his children’s college tuition.
Random reflections on politics, the media, political activism, women's lives and spirituality, often inspired by travel, cultural events or what I read.
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