For those of us who struggled through her Princeton thesis, Cherlin appears blinded.
Now it is a hybrid job, with vestiges of the past, when the first lady adopted a ladylike cause.
Nancy Reagan’s project was getting people to say “no” to drugs, for example. Obama’s causes on the surface are “first lady” causes—childhood obesity, the need for exercise—but with a twist: there is always the specter of government regulation to enforce her vision.
The first lady’s office, according to Cherlin, “can be a confining, frustrating, even miserable place to work.
Jealousy and discontentment have festered, as courtiers squabble over the allocation of responsibility and access to Mrs. Fueling these sentiments, according to former East Wing insiders, is the exacting but often ambivalent leadership style of the first lady herself.” Translation: it’s not really that pleasant to work for Mrs. Of course, the atmosphere described is not atypical in a high-powered office.
Jim Chen that criticized Harvard Law Review's affirmative action policies.
Michelle Obama Thesis Christopher Hitchens
Specifically, Chen had argued that affirmative action stigmatized its presumed beneficiaries.
“Those appearances won important attention for the first lady’s signature issues.” Am I the only one who doesn’t think it’s ironic that feeding kale chips to Jimmy Fallon is seen as a good thing? Schake is looking for a job, I wish her all the best.
She now has the Cherlin piece as a glowing recommendation, no doubt.
What is noticeable is that Cherlin doesn’t hold Mrs. The reason she is Teflon is…she is a lawyer, she has credentials. She is “really disciplined,” says a former staffer.
But how really disciplined is she when it comes to intellectual matters?