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Meet the missus

The Chron has a nice profile of incoming First Lady Andrea White, who comes across as a down-to-earth type who’ll be more visible than Frances Brown but less, um, colorful than Elyse Lanier. I had the opportunity to meet her during the course of the campaign, and I think she’ll be someone that folks here generally like. Here’s one reason why:

She was humbled by the campaigning experience — sometimes overwhelmed, often tired.

“In January, if you would have told me I would be campaigning in beauty parlors, I wouldn’t have believed you,” she said. “I now feel perfectly comfortable handing out fliers to women with curlers in their hair.”

White has shared personal thoughts like this in handwritten thank-you notes to her husband’s campaign contributors. With the help of her mother and mother-in-law, she has written 3,000 and counting.

The letters have won her fans.

I donated twice to the White campaign early on, and each time received such a note, once from Andrea White and once from her sister. I thought that was a very classy touch.

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  1. kevin whited says:

    This really is about the only kind of journalism at which the Comical excels.