A new book, just out on the Obamas by New York Times writer, Jodi Kantor, characterizes the first Lady as a behind-the scenes-force in the White House, whose strong views often draw her into conflict with President Obama’s top advisors. The Kantor book portrays a White House where tensions developed between Ms Obama and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and former press secretary Robert Gibbs.
Ms Obama denies this idea of conflict in the West Wing adding, “There will always be people who don’t like me.”
Do you like Michelle Obama? Is she a good first Lady?
Are there other first Ladies that you like or dislike?
My recollection is that Nancy Reagan took a scunner to her husband’s chief of staff (also named Reagan) and had him fired.
Is Michelle Obama ‘some kind of angry black woman?’
What do you think?