The Associated Press just released a report on the First Lady and the number of people it takes to run her life. Interesting stuff:
- Mrs. Obama has a staff of 24 people, at a cost of more than $1.5 million, according to an annual White House report to Congress.
- About 32,000 pieces of mail have flooded the Lady O’s base of operations in the East Wing since she arrived in January. Two staffers and a group of volunteers open and answer them.
- If she goes anywhere beyond the gates of the White House, complicated travel and security arrangements are required.
The article didn’t mention whether or not Mrs. Obama has staff members to help her arrange sleepovers for Malia and Sasha and assist with science projects but something tells me she takes those duties on herself.