Finally, Michelle Obama is Proud of America
For the first time in her adult life? Has America been particularly hard on the former Michelle Robinson.
She was born in Chicago, Illinois to Frasier Robinson (who died in 1990), a city pump operator and Democratic precinct captain, and Marian Robinson, a secretary at Spiegel's catalog store; she grew up in the South Shore community area of Chicago. Unlike her husband, she was raised in a conventional two-parent home where the family convened around the dinner table nightly. She and her brother, Craig (who is 16 months older), skipped the second grade. Michelle, who is 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall, graduated from Whitney Young High School in 1981 and went on to major in sociology and minor in African American studies at Princeton University, where she graduated cum laude with an Artium Baccalaureus in 1985.
She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1988.
Even if she has never been proud of America for the opportunties it has offered her, America has every reason to be proud of Michelle Obama.
UPDATE: Patterico.com has just scratched the quote attributed to Mrs. Obama by Boston.com. I'm not because it still looks essentially accurate to me. Rico does make a good point about people who talk a lot in public are going to occasionally misspeak. No doubt. He husband recently was caught lifting the words of Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick. The Hillary campaign accused him of plagiarizism. His friend Patrick didn't. Obama said he should have given his friend credit.