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February 27, 2013 9:24 AM
Michelle Obama's Wings
Posted by Staff
The Washington Post reports:

If second-term presidents feel liberated by reelection to pursue bolder agendas, first ladies often become more comfortable to be their own person.

Witness Laura Bush, who in her husband’s second term discovered that she, too, had a voice and a bully pulpit. Seemingly overnight, she transformed herself from librarian to liberator, becoming a voice for oppressed women — from advocating for Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratic leader then under house arrest, to spearheading a women’s health movement across the Middle East.
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