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Upstairs at the White House

Who knows what the first marriage is really like?

Jan 30, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 19 • By ANDREW FERGUSON
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Citizens already know everything about the Obamas that they need, or are entitled, to know. President Obama’s record is unavoidable. And however she behaves backstage, out front Mrs. Obama has proved herself an exemplary first lady, a cheerful, encouraging presence whose direct effect on American life has been minimal and entirely benign. And that should be enough for the rest of us, even if the New York Times and its reporters disagree, authoritatively.

Andrew Ferguson is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard.

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