We have always believed that a FLOTUS was under no obligation whatsoever to play a public role. Each First Lady or soon-to-be Gentleman married a person without any plan to be First Lady someday or at least any semi-inevitable plans. They fell into the role by their spouses’ decision. We always believed it was perfectly acceptable for a spouse to announce at the beginning of the term: “I uncomfortable with public speaking in front of cameras and have chosen to do the work I choose behind the scenes, where I am most effective.
So long as he or she admitted it up front, and then stuck to it fully, who wouldn’t respect that decision? No one reasonable.
But once one decides that she (or he) is going to put herself out there as a public figure with a public role in the White House, thus calling attention to her/himself and expect to reap all the benefits accompanying such a role, then one is expected to put serious work into that job. It is a job.
No, $300 hairstyles, kidney operations, nor spending hours both picking out the perfect five-inch heels and finding a person to purchase the $500 trophies does not count as work. ( Some of us have never worn heels, but it damn well does look like work, especially on grass. It still doesn’t count.)
Jill Biden has a Ph.D. Those are not given out for being very pretty because if they were, Jill and Michelle would have a dozen each. Degrees like that take serious work. Additionally, while Jill was “Second Lady,” she actually did work, at her job, as a teacher, which is admirable and typical.
But we now have a picture proving Jill is just a bit different than Melania and a step-up. We don’t want to be rude and say that Melania couldn’t read English, we’re near certain she just wouldn’t. And that brings us to Jill, working while most of us stare out the window for hours.
Prepping for the G7. pic.twitter.com/drPmb2vBwI 
— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) June 9, 2021 
Melania worked on being pretty. It’s nice to have a FLOTUS who is prettier, while she works on something important.
Twitter had a field day:
Wonderful to see a FLOTUS who can speak complete sentences, read and has a compassionate heart. https://t.co/HxFolQ8RAp 
— Judy Greenwood #USPSProtests (@Thejude99) June 9, 2021 
Our First Lady prepping for the G7 summit…how amazing is she!!
Can you imagine Melania prepping for a meeting..let alone open a book 😂 pic.twitter.com/nzCQHyq7sC 
— Andrew (@TheRealAndrew_) June 9, 2021 
It’s so funny watching the Trump supporters and bots lose their crap over this picture. Nobody really knew what the old First “Lady” did so they don’t understand this!
— Rosanne 🐩 Fully 🦠Vaccinated (@RosanneR429) June 9, 2021 
So proud to have a hard working FLOTUS. Grateful for your heart and mind
— Rachel Holmberg (@touchofglitzmn) June 9, 2021 
Thank you for bringing back decency and intelligence to the office of The First Lady 💙
— Bridget Simonds (@bridgetsimonds0) June 9, 2021 
Every time I hear Dr. Jill Biden talk I am reminded that Melania Trump is a birther racist fuckface.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 9, 2021 
I’ll take “ Things Melania has never done for 1000$, Alex “ pic.twitter.com/DhV5lRM84H 
— M-A.StayFuckin’Legit🖕🇨🇦☘️🔥 (@BagdMilkSoWhat) June 9, 2021 
"America didn't elect Jill Biden for anything!"
First of all, that's Dr Jill Biden, and second of all, you say that but if Joe Biden had married a gold-digging gutter wench like Melania Trump I may have had to seriously question his decision making skills and moral compass, so..
— ScotOfTheSouth (@TartanTaterTot) June 10, 2021 
Dr. Jill Biden is so much more classier than Melania Trump. pic.twitter.com/8Z8rMAivo8 
— TheOneAndOnlyRichie 🏳️🌈🇮🇹🇺🇸 (@The1OnlyRichie) June 10, 2021 
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