Saturday, May 28, 2011

FLOTUS Shares Life Lessons

While President Obama was delivering a speech to the British Parliament on Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama used a visit to a prestigious girls school to give a rare glimpse into her life in the White House.

In prepared remarks followed by a Q&A at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, she talked with 35 girls about what made her attracted to Obama and how she raises her daughters--as well as Hillary Clinton and whether the U.S. is ready for a woman president:

Speaking in the Christ Church college dining room, the setting for Hogwarts Great Hall in the Harry Potter films, she said Mr Obama was "funny" and "low key" when they first met.

Sky's David Crabtree said it was an "inspirational" speech and recounted how she also sung the praises of her husband.

Mrs Obama was asked whether she thought her husband would "achieve great things"and made the pupils laugh by joking: "Absolutely not."

She told them: "Honestly, when I met him I knew he was special. I'm sharing secrets here. I knew he was a special person and it had nothing to do with his education, nothing to do with his potential."

She recalled how he impressed her by turning down the chance to be a clerk at the US Supreme Court because he wanted to do more with communities in church.

"He meant it, he wasn't trying to impress me. Those kind of values made me think: You don't meet people like that often. Couple that with his talent - and he's cute!"

If you have young people that you want to influence toward making positive choices, the articles below are good reads.
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