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Sun Feb 21, 2021, 04:57 PM

Jill Biden is hitting the ground running -- in all directions

(CNN)As far as Jill Biden is concerned, there isn't necessarily going to be one "first lady platform," or even two or three. A month into the job, and Biden has heaped a lot on her agenda, unsure at the moment exactly how it will unfold, only that it will "naturally evolve," she has told her staff.

Unlike her predecessor Melania Trump, Biden has packed a calendar-full of events, appearances (most virtual) and interviews, aggressively pursuing policy passion projects, and maintaining her schedule as a teacher at a northern Virginia community college.

There will be areas of focus for Biden, but a branded campaign, a la "Let's Move!" or "Be Best," isn't on her radar for now, according to two White House officials. They said the first lady is not concerned about having a catchy handle, or, not having one.

She has indicated military families, cancer research, free community college and education in general are where she wants to continue her work as first lady, but which noses ahead of the pack isn't of as much concern. Biden, several people who know her well tell CNN, has for decades often juggled several important initiatives and jobs and tasks -- the question now is, with the added responsibilities that come with the White House, can she succeed?


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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 05:02 PM

1. Teachers really know how to multitask.

!!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 05:14 PM

2. Of course she can succeed

And she will.

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 05:27 PM

3. She taught high school, completed a doctoral degree, took care of a house and kids.

Then worked while she was Second Lady, and had grandkids and responsibilities.

I think she can handle it all.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 05:38 PM

4. Jill Biden has a disadvantage compared to Melania.

Jill Biden has a disadvantage compared to Melania.

Jill does not have a predecessor worth plagiarizing or carrying on their work.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 06:54 PM

9. I do believe...

...First Lady Biden will simply ignore the four years of Melania Trump and look to Michelle Obama for any inspiration she may need.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 07:56 PM

11. And support from Michelle.

And support from Michelle.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 05:38 PM

5. She is a breath of fresh air

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 06:21 PM

6. Kick for our First Lady who actually

is ONE!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 06:32 PM

7. She is 'Woman' at her best. Doesn't listen to restrictions, isn't interested in boundaries and

'can't does'. She simply looks at what needs to be done and steps into doing it. Jill Biden is truly my hero.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 06:33 PM

8. Melanie was a piece of trash that has finally been discarded

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 07:38 PM

10. I would love to see Jill Biden sit in on Cabinet meetings, as Rosslyn Carter did in 1970's.

Jill, while maintaining a distinct personality of her own, is clearly her husband's "helpmeet", as they used to say.
He obviously relies on her love and support.
Her just being in the room at Cabinet meetings would allow to feel and observe the nuances of the various attendees.

Give it a try.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:10 PM

12. Don't underestimate her!

She's ALREADY proving to be an outstanding FLOTUS!

Perhaps Melania didn't do much because she discovered there was no money in it. It's my understanding that a First Lady isn't on the public's payroll.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:03 PM

13. It is Dr. Jill Biden, cnn.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:08 PM

14. Such a snide little article, practically rubbing its hands with glee at the (self-announced)

prospect of failure.

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