I have never seen any man celebrated as much as President elect Obama. It is surreal what we are witnessing and experiencing. It is virtually impossible for him to live up to the hype but I think he thinks he enjoys every bit of the challenge.
Madame Tussauds in London has made this exhibit in honor of this weekend.
via Times Online
By Michelle Obama
A few weeks ago at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, I shared with the nation some of the many reasons why I believed my husband would be an extraordinary president. It was the biggest speech I’d ever given. When I was finished, I headed backstage with my daughters. They turned to me, breathless with excitement.
“Mom,” Malia, our ten-year-old, said. “We have something important to tell you. We need to have a sleepover!”
That snapped me out of speech mode, with the bright lights and applause, and back into the role I love: Mom. The next night, 15 giggling girls – my daughters, the Biden granddaughters, and friends – took over our hotel room.
Now that Barack has been elected president, it will be an honour to be First Lady. I will work daily on the issues closest to my heart: helping working women and families, particularly military families. But, as my girls reminded me in Denver, even as First Lady, my No 1 job is still to be Mom. At 7 and 10, our daughters are young. My first priority will be to ensure they stay grounded and healthy, with normal childhoods – including homework, chores, dance, and soccer. Continue reading