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    Re: Do We Need a First Lady?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Carly Fiorina thanks you for that vote of confidence SN
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    The only way that lady will ever see the inside of the White House is as a guest.

    I doubt that the old White men who rule over the GOP will pick her as their candidate, they have many others to choose from who would lose by less.

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    Re: Do We Need a First Lady?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Oh, well reforming school lunches isn't a priority of mine. In fact, I'm not even interested in the subject. I never needed the help of the wife of a politician in DC to feed my kids or make sure my kids eat right. I always thought that was my responsibility as their mother. She can worry about her own kids and the kids of those who can't take care of them without her.
    I'm not generally interested in agricultural issues, but I can recognize where they may get a push in priority from various offices of the government.

    Education policy matters frequently get aired in the Office of the First Lady and they can become staples for the field.

    Just because you're indifferent to it doesn't make it symbolic.
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    Re: Do We Need a First Lady?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'm not generally interested in agricultural issues, but I can recognize where they may get a push in priority from various offices of the government.

    Education policy matters frequently get aired in the Office of the First Lady and they can become staples for the field.

    Just because you're indifferent to it doesn't make it symbolic.
    You are trying to get me to say that Michelle Obama isn't inconsequential. I won't. She's important to you. That's your prerogative. She, like Laura Bush and Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush and Rosalyn Carter and so on, before her, is inconsequential. Hillary should have been but apparently played her husband's left brain and right ball.
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    Re: Do We Need a First Lady?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    You are trying to get me to say that Michelle Obama isn't inconsequential. I won't. She's important to you. That's your prerogative. She, like Laura Bush and Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush and Rosalyn Carter and so on, before her, is inconsequential. Hillary should have been but apparently played her husband's left brain and right ball.
    Yeah, except you'd be wrong. They essentially serve as a means to coordinate interests of White House policy councils.
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    Re: Do We Need a First Lady?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Yeah, except you'd be wrong. They essentially serve as a means to coordinate interests of White House policy councils.
    I'm not wrong. They are inconsequential. They were not elected to govern. They do not hold an official role. If we never had another First Lady again it would be no loss.
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    Re: Do We Need a First Lady?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I don't think it's so much about needing anything as it is about recognizing the contribution of a spouse to one's success personally and otherwise and tapping into the spouse's demonstrated talent.
    it's just to have them wave enthusiastically at campaign stops. They are just showpieces, in terms of getting elected

    Once in office, a few have promoted useful projects, like michelle obama's 'healthy kids' or whatever it's called. The most objectionable would have to be bill clinton giving his unelected wife the reigns to push for universal health care

    Then there's the bipolar marry lincoln, who once chased her husband around the yard with a kitchen knife and seems to have been mostly a hindrance to his time in office

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    Re: Do We Need a First Lady?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    If it was purely symbolic, then why the amount of controversy surrounding Mrs. Obama?
    Aw shucks, Fiddy. You know. She's collateral damage because of the hate for President Obama.
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    Re: Do We Need a First Lady?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Yeah, except you'd be wrong. They essentially serve as a means to coordinate interests of White House policy councils.
    So then why do you think some are questioning the role of a First Lady? Especially knowing what you just stated.

    You don't think it was over ratings, do you? That would be the next best Leftist response besides their usual. Which would be Hating on BO peep.

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    Re: Do We Need a First Lady?

    No, but it also could be a first gentleman instead of a first lady.

    Or of course there could also be no first anything.
    toward that end the tactics and the strategies that people resort to in carrying out this ideologically driven agenda of what they call “pro-life” which is really pro-fetus does not have anything to do with the lives of babies after they’re born or the women who bear them.

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