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A Flag-Waving Day for President Obama and Oldest Daughters

file8111275178613Today is a proud day for all Americans.  As frequently noted, Inauguration Day celebrates  the peaceful transition/continuation of power that is a hallmark of American freedom.  Today is also a proud day for us as oldest daughters.  As I was watching the coverage of the ceremony on television, I couldn’t help noticing the number of notable women who are the first-born females in their families.  Here’s a partial listing —

First Lady Michelle Obama

Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden

Former First Lady Rosalind Carter

Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan

And the above is just a partial listing.  The number of oldest daughters taking part in the highest echelons of our nation’s leadership is a phenomenon worth scrutinizing and maximizing.

What do you make of it?  Do you notice a pull toward leadership in your own life?  In your family,  job, career, or community?

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  1. bbartocci
    January 22, 2013 at 4:38 am

    Pat, I LOVE your latest blog! Good job, lady!

  2. Nora Ellen
    January 22, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Wow! Quite impressive list of oldest daughters.

  3. Karla
    January 23, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    The list is impressive, but not surprising. From my point of view–the youngest daughter’s–oldest daughters are driven to succeed and often work harder than everyone else. Sometimes I wonder where we would be without oldest daughters.

  4. January 24, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    VERY INTERESTING!

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