Could a First Lady maintain a career of her own?
In this storyline (still set in 2020) a 39 year old Hollywood A-list actor runs for President, secures the Democratic nomination and defeats the incumbent Republican President.
His wife is a 19 year old pop star, hence she would become the First Lady once her husband is inaugurated.
Would she still be able to maintain her music career and play at concerts while she's first lady?
- FoofaLv 74 weeks ago
There's nothing in the law saying she can't. But given both the (unpaid) duties of being FLOTUS and the amount of $$$ that would have to spent on security for a First Lady to work outside the White House, it's pretty implausible.
- Jeff DLv 74 weeks ago
That doesn't sound too plausible. Being President is a demanding job and, like it or not, their spouse will get drawn into it and be expected to support her/his mate. There are many social functions that the President's spouse will be expected to host and/or just to be seen with the President.
But since it's fiction you can write whatever you want. I mean, they did a movie where the President was an ex-fighter pilot and helped stop an alien invasion, so anything goes, right?
- martinLv 74 weeks ago
Yes, the public would like that. A first lady can be very popular, if she represents the same values as the majority of the country.
- RickLv 64 weeks ago
Why don't we go further and abolish the whole 'first lady idea'. In fact, abolish the links between all family values and politics. No more political dynasties Make it so only one single individual of a family can hold a 'higher end' political position, such as president.