First Ladies and Their Husbands
Last week’s New York Times Magazine featured an essay on the Obamas’ marriage.
“It’s modern,” announced the cover.
Well, yes and no.
I have been writing about three presidential couples: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt; Woodrow and Ellen Wilson; Woodrow and Edith Wilson.
The Obamas are not so very different from their White House predecessors of a hundred years ago.
Michelle Obama speaks out on health care reform, mulls over Supreme Court nominees, and consults with her husband on personnel and public opinion.