Ford took risks not commonly taken before her time. When diagnosed with breast cancer, she saw her condition as an opportunity. When confronted by her family about misuse of prescriptive drugs and alcohol, she took action.
Michelle Obama is hardly the first to enjoy gliding over the waxed parquet on the wide, open East Room floor. Her "Dougie" is but the latest link in a history of popular American dance within first lady history.
Until progressives break with Obama's rosy perceptions, they will have nothing to offer as a retort to the tea-party faux populists who are effectively monopolizing the legitimate rage over the bailouts.
Michelle Obama came to Panama City Beach, Fl on Monday afternoon to speak with community representatives and business owners in front of the cameras. Her message: come to the beaches, they're clean and open for business.