Mrs. Obama thanks Education Department - Yahoo! News: "Some observers had not expected Mrs. Obama to be so publicly active so soon in her husband's presidency.
'It really does surprise me because I had gotten the opposite impression from those statements about being first mom-in-chief,' said Myra Gutin, a first lady historian and professor at Rider University in New Jersey.
Mrs. Obama said Monday's visit to the Department of Education would be the first of many to government departments and agencies in the coming weeks and months 'to say 'hello,' to learn, to listen, to take info back where possible.'
A visit to the Department of Energy was planned for Wednesday."