From the article:
"Her desire is to step out more and have deliverables," said communications chief Camille Johnston. "It's about things that are coming up that we want to be a part of: child nutrition reauthorization act, prevention and wellness for health-care reform."
In the past couple of weeks, Obama has been more vocal about the specifics of the president's health plan, and she will play a substantive role in promoting it. She will soon announce the creation of an advisory board to help military families. And she will be the face of the administration's United We Serve, a summer-long national service program, which she launched on Monday. Even her social events have a message: She let congressional families know that before the annual White House barbecue today, the 500 guests are expected to show up at Fort McNair to stuff camp backpacks with goodies for the children of military personnel.
This is a great development - best news I have read all day — Michelle Obama could clearly become a major loose cannon rolling around on the deck of the Democrat ship. Who knows what she will say or do and even what kind of mayhem she will cause behind the scenes in the White House on a daily basis? Republicans and conservatives should stand back and wait to unwrap the presents, as far as this matter is concerned. I just don’t think this particular person will allow herself to be managed or disciplined or restrained (by herself or others) for any extended period of time during this administration, and she has three and a half years to get out there and alienate voters while making everyone on Obama’s staff miserable and less effective in pursuing any agenda over time. You could suspect those early over-the-top fan pieces in the media were perhaps the result of an attempt to sort of drug her into accepting a particular get-along sort of role. It didn’t work. So turn that ego loose and get the cameras rolling!