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Obama’s Mother-in-Law to Move Into the White House
New York Times ^ | 1-9-09 | Rachel L. Swarns

Posted on 01/09/2009 12:27:27 PM PST by Justaham

It’s official: Marian Robinson, the 71-year-old mother-in-law of President-elect Barack Obama, will be moving into the White House, transition officials said on Friday.

In fact, Mrs. Robinson is already in town, helping to smooth the family’s personal transition as Mr. Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters prepare for new lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Humor; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bhofamily; marianrobinson; michelleobama; motherinlawdotgov; motherinlawjokes; obamawhitehouse; pwned
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To: Vaquero

“JUST DON’T GET CAUGHT!!!”


51 posted on 01/09/2009 2:09:19 PM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: Justaham

Oh can I say it....oh all right I will....

“Oh, we’re movin on up...to the east wing...to that big deluxe apartment in the sky...

movin on up...to the east wing...finally got a piece of the pie”


52 posted on 01/09/2009 2:10:30 PM PST by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior force is the ONLY cure)
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To: Justaham

I don’t have a problem with this. The White House is home to the president and his family. A mother-in-law seems a close enough relative to be included. (If it were a bunch of third-cousins, that would be different.) I’m not a presidential scholar so I can’t name examples off the top of my head, but I know there have been other presidents who had relatives other than wife and children living in the White House.


53 posted on 01/09/2009 2:32:36 PM PST by FelixFelicis (When can we *change* back? [Get yer bumper sticker at www.cafepress.com/deepright!])
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To: Justaham

Next we will hear that that Aunt of his, the illegal alien we heard about before the election (who has suddenly been out of the news) will be moving in also. Then the rest of the Obama family (from Kenya and all over) will come dwindling in and be “visiting” on long-term status. Just wait! And the taxpayers will be paying for all their upkeep and meals. Obama might have to get used to eating turnip greens for dinner instead of his arugula!


54 posted on 01/09/2009 3:57:14 PM PST by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: wideminded

Clinton’s girlfriends...


55 posted on 01/09/2009 4:11:52 PM PST by irishtenor (Check out my blog at http://boompa53.blogspot.com/)
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To: Justaham

Of course the First Mother in Law will need a paycheck,too.


56 posted on 01/09/2009 4:56:16 PM PST by Uncle Meat
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To: Squantos

“Back him all ya want, this is wrong !”

Yeah, you’re right. I’ve decided I’d rather they use tax money to pay a stranger. That’s the real, conservative, family-friendly way to do it.


57 posted on 01/09/2009 7:38:28 PM PST by gracesdad
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To: CitizenM

“...the rest of the Obama family (from Kenya and all over) will come dwindling in and be “visiting” on long-term status. Just wait! And the taxpayers will be paying for all their upkeep and meals. Obama might have to get used to eating turnip greens for dinner instead of his arugula!”

Huh? Dwindling in?


58 posted on 01/09/2009 7:41:43 PM PST by gracesdad
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To: Cedar

“Thanks for the facts. Should calm everyone down.”

Do you really think facts will get in the way of a good tinfoil session?


59 posted on 01/09/2009 7:43:15 PM PST by gracesdad
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To: gracesdad

It’t just my rant based on my observations while assigned to USSS TSD as a Explosive Ordnance Disposal Tech supporting missions from President Ford to President Clinton. If you think for one minute that a 71 year old woman is gonna chase and manage those two daughters all over DC, school events etc ya have to reconsider her real reason for being a full time resident at the WH. She won’t be nothing but granny aka White House Squatter bitchin because Oprah channel is out and her sandwich was cold from the kitchen !

....Those teens will have USSS PSD anyway, 24/7. Granny is one extra full time resident versus a visitor like “almost” all other POTUS extended family members were in recent years.

Stay safe ,sorry if I offended it was not my intent, hope yer well, sorry to be argumentative, just my opinion.


60 posted on 01/09/2009 8:04:59 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos
Those teens will have USSS PSD anyway, 24/7

The Obama girls aren't teens. They're in 2nd and 5th grade. The truth is that the Pres. and First Lady attend many official events both together and separately. Rather than get babysitters or a nanny, they decided it was best, at least for a while, to provide some continuity to their young daughters during this huge transition in their lives by having grandma close by to watch them.

I'd love to know why people find this so objectionable. The "Sanford & Son" references, HUD references, "Jeffersons" lyrics, et al are giving me some inkling. It's not a pretty sight here these days.

61 posted on 01/09/2009 8:27:11 PM PST by saquin
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To: Justaham

Behind every successful man, there’s a very surprised mother-in-law.


62 posted on 01/09/2009 8:31:47 PM PST by hunter112 (We seem to be on an excrement river in a Native American watercraft without a propulsion device.)
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To: saquin
The "Sanford & Son" references, HUD references, "Jeffersons" lyrics

I made no such reference.....don't try and turn my post racial.

63 posted on 01/09/2009 8:31:52 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

I wasn’t referring to your post. Others on these threads have made those comments.


64 posted on 01/09/2009 8:34:44 PM PST by saquin
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To: Justaham
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65 posted on 01/09/2009 8:39:15 PM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Dianna

Give her that job so she won’t be freeloading off the Gov (us) dime.


66 posted on 01/10/2009 4:27:32 AM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: Squantos

“Granny is one extra full time resident versus a visitor like “almost” all other POTUS extended family members were in recent years.”

That remains to be seen, I’d say. She says she doesn’t know how long she’ll stay and she still has a home in Chicago. And I seriously doubt she’s hurting for cash.

“Stay safe ,sorry if I offended it was not my intent, hope yer well, sorry to be argumentative, just my opinion.”

“Stay safe ,sorry if I offended it was not my intent, hope yer well, sorry to be argumentative, just my opinion.”

No problem. Same from me.


67 posted on 01/10/2009 6:39:57 AM PST by gracesdad
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To: Squantos
Wrong on Jenna Welch. She lives in Midland, she visits the WH. That is not her residence.

I did my "research" a little too quickly. Apparently Jenna Welch has stayed at the White House for weeks at a time on a number of occasions but that probably should not count as living there.

68 posted on 01/10/2009 9:35:54 AM PST by wideminded
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To: wideminded

Interesting objections. Usually we applaud a family that takes care of or takes in a mother rather than parking her someplace with a cold heart.

She was begged bky Michelle who wanted her there. There are two kids who are making what has to be the hardest transition to living in a mansion with servants, etc.

A grandmother will be a good influence, will do what families do, chip in and help each other.

If it were my daughter facing this, I would volunteer to be there for my grandchildren.

Seems anything O does is met with jeers and rude remarks and a lack of understanding that he has a family and does some of the very same things any of us would do. We don’t like him but this personal stuff is really unusual fodder to criticize him on.


69 posted on 01/10/2009 9:45:19 AM PST by cajungirl (no)
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