Michelle Obama: Critical Advocate

Michelle Obama is not one who can easily hide her feelings; usually her emotional state is visible on her face.  Think civil rights leader Dorothy Height's funeral, or Michelle staring down French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozi.  So it wasn't a shock to find out that some of the less-than-thrilled expressions Americans have witnessed over the last three years may be rooted in how Mrs. Obama thinks her husband and his team should be handling the affairs of the nation. One has to admit, if Jodi Kantor's New York Times article, "Michelle Obama and the Evolution of a First Lady" and forthcoming book "The Obamas" is an accurate portrayal, Michelle Obama going toe-to-middle-finger with Rahm Emanuel indicates she's one tough cookie. Kantor's book points out that despite Mrs. Obama's initial hesitation to involve herself in her husband's administration, she has been an "unrecognized force ...[and]... her story has been one first of struggle, then turnaround and greater...(Read Full Article)

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