Whether you agree with his politics or not, it's hard to argue that Barack and Michelle Obama are not good parents -- or argue it effectively anyway. They are hands-on, obviously loving, and they are fantastic role models for other parents. A perfect example of this came this weekend when President Obama was not in some high level meeting, or at a fancy dinner, but rather watching his daughter Sasha's dance recital.
Could he have asked for a private performance, or used one pretty darn good excuse for missing it -- you know, like having to run the country? Absolutely. But he didn't; he went.
It was held at an arts center in Bethesda, Maryland, and it was only about an hour that he was there. But what a thrill for the other parents and students there, and more importantly -- how meaningful for Sasha that her father was there.