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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Palin goes Groucho Marx - Whatever it is, I'm against it (Michelle Obama edition)

Sarah Palin declared October 2007 "Breastfeeding Awareness Month" and issued a proclamation that said, "government and community organizations have a vested interest in protecting and promoting breastfeeding as a means of preventing infant malnutrition, morbidity, and mortality."

Michelle Obama Feb 2011

Breastfeeding is one of the most effective preventive measures mothers can take to protect their children's and their own health. Breastfeeding helps reduce children's risk of acute and chronic diseases like ear infections, asthma, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, rare but serious diseases like childhood leukemia, and even sudden infant death syndrome, thanks to antibodies, cells, and immunologic components uniquely available in mothers' milk. Breastfeeding also protects nursing mothers against diseases like type 2 diabetes and breast and ovarian cancers.

Today Sarah Palin came out and followed Michelle Bachmann by lambasting Michelle Obama for encouraging breast feeding despite the obvious and well documented health advantages.

Nuff said.

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