You got a letter from Michelle Obama DH called when I walked into the house last week. I think it's just junk mail. He was right. Michelle Obama turned down a chance to meet with the Chicago Moms Bloggers, but she'll still ask me for campaign funds.
Elizabeth Edwards, however, invited the Silicon Valley Moms Bloggers to meet with her yesterday in San Jose and the Chicago Moms were asked to join in over the phone.
The boys were all excited that I was going to talk to the next president despite my many explanations that I was set to talk with (listen in, really) the potential next first lady.
I wished it could have been more of a conversation. As she was answering the questions there were many times I wanted to use her answer as a jumping off point to explore other issues. For example, when answering a question about encouraging women and minorities to pursue careers in science she talked about her daughter who was accelerated in math and was part of a all too brief special mentoring program- it took a great deal of self-control not to chime and ask how John Edwards plans to fix NCLB.
Speaking of which, I'd love to blog more on the topic, but I've got a paid writing assignment that I need to get back to. Thanks to NCLB, I'm paying might high tuition fees to get my kids an adequate education, so back to work I go.
One more thing, I fully agree with Mammaloves over at DC Metro Moms Blog.
"I still haven't made up my mind who I'm going to vote for, but if you aren't
willing to have a conversation with us Senators Obama, Clinton, Biden, Dodd or
McCain, Mayor Guiliani or Governors Romney and Richardson how will we know that you deserve our vote?"
The soccer moms are not going to sit on the sidelines during this election- we've got blogs now; we have a voice.