I wrote a joint some time ago about what a distraction having a live-in mother-in-law in the White House would be to Barack Obama. To say I was crucified for it would be to understate the reaction: this, as if any of us would appreaciate any in-law, absent an emergency, posting up in the marital pad for an extended stay, no matter what the role.

I thought the men who attacked me were lying and the women who attacked me were sexist and disingenuous, because no man in America could move his mother in without a lot of serious, loud dicussion. It simply would not happen. Now that The Obama's plus One are set to make their home at the White House, CNN has this interesting, albeit rather vanilla, take on it.

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