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Obamarama: Today in Future First Family News (Dec. 5, 2008)


FDR and Buzzie (Collection of Curtis Roosevelt)


Take note, Sasha and Malia: The Week examines just how exhilarating and just how hellish it is to grow up in the fishbowl existence of the White House, looking back at the historic record of past presidential kids. It's our reminder to direct you to last weekend's Q&A by our colleague Jennifer Frey with Curtis Roosevelt, better known as FDR's grandson "Buzzie." He had a pretty lousy time of it, sad to say, but healed and moved on by the time he turned 70.


Zune? (By Kevin P. Casey -- Bloomberg News)

One of MIchelle Obama's favorite designers, Thakoon, is about to branch out with a low-cost line at Target. (It's been noted that he, like Maria Pinto, did not submit a drawing for WWD's epic inaugural fashionporn fanatasia, possibly because they're both still hoping to dress her that night in real life.) ... Also, more gender-role debates summarized and debated over at MichelleObamaWatch.com... Before the Obamas picked Sidwell Friends for their daughters, D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee talked up a couple of the city's better public schools to them but says she refrained from giving them a hard sell.

Could it be that Barack uses a Zune instead of an iPod? The Motley Fool finds this mindboggling, and investigates the implications of this choice for the industry and our nation.


By The Reliable Source  |  December 5, 2008; 4:01 PM ET
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Comments

A lot of the designer gown were very nice but I'm offended that some of them had Mrs. Obama but did not have her as a brown woman - excuse me.

Posted by: rlj1 | December 7, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

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