No doubt the regime change in the White House come next January will bring vast amounts of change. One of those major changes will be the change in the First Lady. For the past seven years many Americans will argue that we have had a fine, calm, competent and very, very likable First Lady. I would agree also. Laura Bush is one that reminds of a calming equalizer and many will agree with President Bush when we says that she is the better half of the marriage. With Laura Bush folding writing books outside the White House come next year, two very different figures will seek the realms.
Mrs. Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic canidate Barack Obama, will bring a more Hillary Clinton approach to the White House. Although, she has said on occasion that she would take very little part to no part in the policy discussion of the Obama Administration, it is just a little hard to believe her. A Harvard Law School graduate and an outspoken figure on the campaign trail just does not add up to her feeding the kids and making minor appearances in the Beltway. I see Michelle Obama taking part in social justice along with education policy. Do not get me wrong though. This may be a good thing. Mrs. Obama is a bright women with many strengths, but she probable will stay out of the politics of many things. Do not assume she will follow Hillary Clinton in every aspect.
Mrs. Cindy McCain, wife of Republican candidate John McCain, is a more reserved figure on the campaign trail. She is seen quite often with Mr. McCain, but she does very little speaking other than the introduction of her husband on occasion. Mrs. McCain is the chair of Hensley and Company, a distributor for Anheuser-Busch. She is a fine women, but has said on occasion that she will take a much more calm approach to being First Lady and focus on service work and education. Cindy McCain can be best matched with Laura Bush and other less polarizing/outspoken First Ladies. I do not see Cindy McCain traveling to Bosnia and getting caught up in sniper fire anytime soon.
Mrs. Presidentress will be having a new person acting in that position very soon and that can impact a lot of views the American people have on the President and his administration.