Ann Arborite Choi Palms-Cohen
That changed when he met Palms-Cohen, "I was ready to make that commitment--I had such an easy time talking with her," he recalls. Still, he prayed before he proposed. "I was doing this completely on faith--but I was ready to do it!"
Palms-Cohen will keep her job at ICLE, and she plans to move back to an apartment in Ann Arbor when Clarke goes to Washington. He expects to live primarily in D.C., spending weekends with her in Detroit or Ann Arbor.
While she has no desire to become a Washington wife--"I'm not infatuated with the limelight or with the status," she says--Palms-Cohen says she has become much more watchful about what she says, worried about negative press attention. And she's thinking of ways to use her potential new clout to call attention to poverty and homelessness.