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Michelle Obama at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school 
6th-Apr-2009 11:13 am
go baby go

BBC Link. You might need to be in the UK.
I loved getting A's, I liked being smart, I liked being on time I liked getting my work done. I thought being smart was the cooler than anything in the world. And you too, with these same values, can control your own destiny; you too can path the way. You too can realise your dreams and then your job is to reach back and to help someone just like you to do the same thing.

Communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women, and that's important to keep in mind. Part of that health includes an outstanding education.

I can't find a full video of the entire speech, but there are clips galore on YouTube should people want to get the gist - and see which bits certain News Channels decided to keep in. From Sky News, you'd think she talked about her husband all the way through.

This woman moves me. It's no secret I've been a fan of her husband for nearly five years now, but the class with which Michelle Obama stands for her own causes really means she stands on her own. First Lady is, after all, a political position if the occupant makes it so, and Obama does. I love this woman
6th-Apr-2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
The Obamas rock in many ways.
6th-Apr-2009 08:30 pm (UTC)

I love the way she's determined to reach as many of the girls as possible there. Especially since she seems to be ignoring her security to do it.
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