And now it's official: The White House will have a First Grandmother. The Obama transition team confirmed this afternoon that 71-year-old Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama's mother, will move into the White House.
It was part stump speech, part homecoming. It was probably also a necessity. His only other scheduled appearance is a fundraiser -- $2300 for the cheap seats and $10,000 per person for a private reception, out of reach for most of us and by invitation only.