Wednesday, April 22, 2009
"This isn't about us."
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the First Lady opened up about her family's home life and spoke candidly about their first experiences at the White House. Usually, these types of interviews are somewhat cloying in their saturation of recycled sound bytes and factoids; Michelle's mother lives in an "in-law apartment" upstairs, Sasha and Malia must make their own beds, there are over 95 staff members, etc. But Oprah has always had a knack for coaxing the most profound utterances from her interview subject (That is why she is Oprah. Respect.) Michelle quoted her husband, saying "This isn't about us."
They have the forethought to understand the repercussions that Obama's presidency will have on future generations and have acted accordingly. Go ahead. Say it in unison "Oh, I see what you did there!" Yes folks, it's Earth Day! You can make it quick and painless by turning off your lights right now or put in some effort by checking out One Million Acts of Green and following through.