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Michelle Obama To Quit No Show Day Job

Yet another story on this amazing woman from her fawning fans at the DNC’s Washington Post:


Michelle Obama’s Career Timeout

For Now, Weight Shifts in Work-Family Tug of War

By Anne E. Kornblut

Washington Post Staff Writer

Friday, May 11, 2007; Page A01

CHICAGO — For the first time in her adult life, Michelle Obama is about to be unemployed.

She never aspired to be a stay-at-home wife or mother. For years she wrestled with the issues that many professional women with families face, chiefly whether to quit her job. Now, that is what Obama, 43, has decided to do. And though she will hardly be homebound, she admits to being conflicted.

Since having her first child, Obama has struggled to decide work’s role in her life.

“It is very odd,” she said of the prospect of interrupting her career, during one of her first one-on-one interviews since her husband, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), announced he is running for president.

“Every other month [since] I’ve had children I’ve struggled with the notion of ‘Am I being a good parent? Can I stay home? Should I stay home? How do I balance it all?’ ” she said. “I have gone back and forth every year about whether I should work.”

When she finally winds down her duties as vice president of community and external affairs at the University of Chicago Hospitals in the days ahead (she was promoted to the position soon after her husband joined the Senate), she said, it “will be the first time that I haven’t gotten up and gone to a job.” …

Is it just me, or does being the “vice president of community and external affairs at the University of Chicago Hospitals” sound like a pretty easy job.

Is Ms. Obama all worn out from attending gala luncheons?

This is the kind of stuff that Junior Leagers do in their stride — in addition to their real jobs.

Certainly it’s not up there like being a partner in the Rose Law firm.

Speaking of which:

[S]he was promoted to the position soon after her husband joined the Senate…

That’s not unlike Ms. Rodham being hired by the Rose firm after husband Bill became the attorney general in Arkansas, and then making partner once her husband bill was elected governor.

And never once handling an actual case.

Funny how that works.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Saturday, May 12th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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