Obama’s Mother-in-Law to Move Into the White House
January 9, 2009, 1:27 pm
By Rachel L. Swarns
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.
“She is here to help them get up and running,’’ said Katie McCormick Lelyveld, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Obama. “She will determine in the coming months whether or not she wants to stay in D.C. permanently.”
Now I understand that she will be there to aid in caring for the children since mom and dad certainly won't be available much at all. But they should have thought of this first, which is more important, their time with their children of the nation.