Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is A Lot Like Your Jewish Mother

What we learned about one of the most powerful women in America. Read More

By / January 30, 2012

There’s a Newsweek article on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz this week that teaches us that just because she’s one of the most powerful women in America, at the end of the day, she’s still a Jewish mom just like yours.

Wasserman Schultz is regularly torn between work and her home, located in a gated community outside Ft. Lauderdale, where she lives with her husband, three children, four dogs, and a cat. At 6:30 on a Monday morning, in a T-shirt and sweats, she’s threading pink shoelaces for her 8-year-old daughter, Shelby, trying to keep her on schedule (“Hustle, please”) and offering dietary guidance (“You can’t just have a doughnut for breakfast”).