I can barely credit that Michelle Obama agreed to this and that Barack Obama went along with it–it’s not what they would have done a few months ago. One great aspect of the Obama marriage has been the way in which they appear to have brought up their daughters as very regular girls, down-to-earth, normal and sane. Displaying them in this way was bad judgment and poor parenting. Fame is a toxin. Children deserve to be protected from it as much as they would from lead paint.
Oh, please. Could you tone down the sanctimony a smidgen? There’s a pretty basic, universally-agreed-upon first step in protecting your child from fame’s toxic effects: Don’t run for the most powerful office in the world. Not doing Access Hollywood is, of course, second. And can someone check the lead paint readings at the Atlantic offices?