Michelle Obama, First Lady

Michelle Obama, First Lady

Thursday, October 30 5:15pm Dear Diary, Have begun considering my post-election plans, given the fact I’m a shoe-in as First Lady. I do like the way that sounds: Michelle Obama, First Lady. That would look great on business cards. I’ll have to look into that. But I can’t just be a Laura Bush of First Ladies. I will be seen as an icon, like Eleanor Roosevelt and Jackie Kennedy. My hope is to achieve the same status as they did in their fields: political activism, fashion, and entertainment. I’ve decided to devise a list of ways to gain more publicity and status. Michelle Obama’s Top-Five Strategies for a Successful Term as First Lady 1. More classy outfits. My J. Crew outfit has already garnered much publicity and comparisons to Jackie Kennedy. I can’t get enough of the media spotlight, as long as it’s positive. No more of these fabricated snack-expenditure stories. 2. Influential social programs. Can’t be like Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” ad campaign, which was well-meant, but a hardly successful way to get kids to stop doing drugs. Though I have to agree that a television ad would be a great to publicize this. 3. The Michelle Obama show. The only drawback to this is that we already have several talk shows hosted by strong black women. Still, there has yet to be one hosted by a First Lady of the United States. 4. The Michelle Obama Foundation: a charity organization to benefit disadvantaged people abroad. Must be careful to avoid drawing comparisons to Cindy’s organization, and the potential rumors that I’m somehow stealing drugs. 5. Have more children. It would be cute, and everyone likes kids. But this would sadly complicate my ability to be seen as a serious political figure. Not to mention, people might somehow call me irresponsible for the little “surprise.” Must think more on this tonight… Yours always, Michelle