So today was the first day of school in D.C. for little Malia and Sasha Obama, First Daughters. The two girls are attending the Sidwell Friends School, a private Quaker school for the well-heeled — the school where many First Kids, including Chelsea Clinton, went.
I know President Obama and the First Lady debated sending their kids to public vs. private school but I think they made the right decision. I remember Amy Carter going to a public school here in D.C. and being bombarded by photographers way too often for a child. Remember this shot of Amy on her first day of school in D.C.?
I can’t imagine what it’s like to be the First Kids, all those people talking about you, the cameras and the scrutiny. Malia and Sasha seem like great kids. I hope the media backs off.
The internets were abuzz yesterday with the news that President-elect Barack Obama has asked Hillary Clinton, his former opponent in the Democratic primary, to be the Secretary of State in his cabinet.
The position is an important one. Our Secretary of State is the person in charge of foreign relations, representing the United States in international meetings. I can’t think of a time in history that this position mattered more than it does right now.
And remember, the first guy in the White House to appoint a woman as Secretary of State was Hillary’s hubby, Bill Clinton, when he chose the great Madeline Albright in 1996.
If Obama has really offered Hillary the position –and if she accepts — he is creating a White House full of leaders. It’s either going to be the most amazing thing we’ve ever lived through, or a total disaster.
Either way, I’m crossing my fingers for this.
What’s your opinion? I know you’ve got one, because Hillary – like all powerful women – has a tendency to divide people.