Michelle Obama


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Senator Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, met on the job. Michelle, a Harvard graduate herself, happened to be Barack's advisor at the law firm they worked at. Today Michelle is a working mom both in and outside the home. They have two young girls and she maintains her high-powered job at the University of Chicago Hospital.

Michelle says she has been trying to keep Barack's fame, derived from his Democratic National Convention speech, from turning into a liability.

Oprah: You said in Newsweek that giving a good speech does not make you Superman.

Michelle: Right, and I think that that's one of the things that I've tried to do when I've gone around to campaign for him—to sort of tamp down expectations, because that's one of the things we do with our politicians.
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FROM: Living The American Dream: Barack Obama and Mark Burnett
Published on January 19, 2005

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