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Sarah mocks Michelle campaign

Washington, Feb. 19: Sarah Palin has tried to revive her flagging fortunes as a presidential candidate by mocking Michelle Obama for promoting breastfeeding.

She said: “No wonder Michelle Obama is telling everybody you better breast feed your babies. I’m looking and say: ‘Yeah, you better because the price of milk is so high right now’.”

Palin, who as governor of Alaska declared October 2007 “Breastfeeding Awareness Month”, was joining forces with conservative critics who have accused the First Lady of trying to implement a nanny state by suggesting the breast pumps should be made tax deductible. With Republican contenders for 2012 presidential nomination expected to begin declaring their intentions in the coming weeks.

“No one is more qualified, really to multitasking and the things you need to do as President than a woman, a mum,” said the mother-of-five. In a rare move, she allowed reporters to witness her answer queries put by members of the Long Island Association, a business group which had paid to hear her speak.

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