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I find the concept that the First Lady should be some sort of magical hostess who schmoozes foreign dignitaries and hosts lavish White House parties to be counter to our concept of the executive branch and all too reminiscent of European royalty.
Originally posted by Gazrok
More like a military officer's wife, which in essence, makes the First Lady the ultimate officer's wife, as she is married to the Commander in Chief.
True in theory, except the Commander in Chief is a civilian post.
It is important for the first lady to show some sophistication. She does have to meet and host dignitaries and royalty. That doesn't mean she has to be royalty, though.
It'd be nice (for a change) to have a president and first lady who who were normal and down to earth. I think they'd be a good example to America's kids, too.