Monday, November 24, 2008

Michelle Obama's New Role Prompts Passionate Debate

It was tough-love talk from one high-profile professional mother to another, only this hard-hitting counsel did not come in a phone call or a letter. It appeared in The Times of London this month under the headline, "My Advice to Michelle Obama: Learn to Like the Back Seat."...

"Let's face it: If he serves one or two terms, when she leaves the White House she's going to be made a partner at any law firm in the country," said Karen O'Connor, director of the Women and Politics Institute at American University. "It's not like the normal woman who gives up her career to follow her husband someplace. In this situation, every year in for Michelle Obama is another $100,000. This is almost an investment."

This article, written by Rachel L. Swarns, appeared in the International Herald Tribune. To read the full article click here.