On mornings such as these, the Obamas must have simply wanted to pull the covers over their heads and call it a day. Massachusetts politics be...
"This isn't something that will be fixed by just a bill in Congress or an executive order from the president. And I know that the last thing you all need right now is a bunch of commands from Washington or a ton of red tape that makes it hard for you to get anything done at all."
In the last year, in addition to her work on obesity, she started a mentoring program for young women, where 16 girls from Washington schools were paired with women working in the Obama administration.
"Now, I understand times are tough, and I know people are busy. And so sometimes people think, well, I'd like to do it but I'm not sure I can make the commitment. Here's the thing people need to understand: It doesn't take much to make a big difference. A couple of hours a week shooting hoops, helping with homework, talking about what's going on in their lives can make a big, lasting impact in the life of a young person."
The federal government is launching the serve.gov/mentor site to assist people in finding local mentoring opportunities.
On the anniversary of his inauguration, the criticism is being made that he has taken on too much-his agenda too broad, his reforms too ambitious.
Maybe a better question to ask is where will you serve?