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Old 05-01-2009, 03:41 AM
flodnak is offline
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: outside Oslo, Norway
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Originally Posted by acsenray View Post
We shouldn't have a first lady. Was Dennis Thatcher Britain's first anything?
Arne Olav Brundtland wrote a humorous memoir about being married to Norway's first (and so far only) female prime minister. He was expected to accompany his wife on official business from time to time, and found that his hosts had often never dealt with a man in his position before and were doing their best to wing it.

One incident I remember from the book involved a letter from Nancy Reagan, a mass mailing inviting the spouses of heads of government in friendly nations to join in her Just Say No program. Arne Olav opened the envelope to find a letter addressed to Dear Fellow First Lady:
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