Friday, July 11, 2008
Michelle, our belle
The Barack Obama campaign has been very available to the St. Louis American. They gave us the first personal Q&A with the candidate in the St. Louis media market during the primary campaign. Then yesterday they had Michelle call the paper while she was in Missouri to speak in Kansas City. She talked with the baby in the family at the St. Louis American, rookie reporter Jessica Bassett. I wanted Jessica to have that experience. I also wanted to get a young black woman's perspective on Michelle. In next week's paper, Jessica will write a reporter's notebook piece reflecting on this small brush with history and what her friends make of her getting to have this privileged experience. We love us some Michelle Obama!