Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Palin's Joke Suckles Lactation War

Michelle Obama Pumped by Palin Sarcasm

by Winsip Custer CPW News Service

Michelle Obama's campaign to make it easier for women to breastfeed figured into Sarah Palin's comment to reporters in New York this weekend. When the escalating price of gas and groceries arose, Palin reportedly said, "It's no wonder Michelle Obama is telling everybody you better breastfeed your baby--yeah, you better--because the price of milk is so high right now!"
Michelle Obama, hearing of the comment said, "At least I could feed my babies something other than saline solution."
Former Republican
Presidential candidate
Sarah Palin
This triggered a joke from President Obama that many feel was totally inappropriate.  "At the end of the Civil War a soldier with a bleeding ulcer asked his doctor for help.  The doctor prescribed mother's milk from a wet nurse at the end of his street.  Toward the conclusion of his fifth treatment the young soldier noticed the woman stroking his hair softly.  She said 'I know something that would go along with this nicely'," said Obama adding that the soldier said "what?  You've got some cornbread?" 

Reuter reporter, Walter Chistenson, summarized the White House press corps concerns when he said "this may trigger an ongoing Palin/Obama lactation war."

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