They are not only their husbands closest advisers, they are the only ones privileged enough to call them by their first names. The role played by the women of the White House has changed.
I am writing in response to Ellen Scibas letter to the editor printed in The State News (Rock article was not newsworthy, SN 10/10). After reading Scibas letter I couldnt help but scratch my head in wonderment at how a journalism senior could view the events that transpired with regards to the rock in such a shallow, narrow and superficial light.
Michigans former Lt. Gov. Connie Binsfeld is now a candidate for the MSU Board of Trustees. Before you cast your ballot please consider not just name recognition, but Binsfelds past record. The Lansing State Journal and Detroit Free Press described, in detail, how Binsfeld used her position of power to pressure the Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency to grant permits. Binsfelds longtime friend Michael Hendrickson of Munising was twice denied a permit by the DNR for a landfill that was near a wetland connected to Lake Superior.
I would like to address the issue of racism, which has circulated throughout this campus during the last few weeks, due to the rock incident that happened more than two weeks ago.