Michelle Obama announces her endorsement of Obama for 2012 on Colbert Report

By David Ferguson
Thursday, April 12, 2012 9:32 EDT
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Michelle Obama on the Colbert Report
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First Lady Michelle Obama was the featured guest on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Colbert Report.” Host Stephen Colbert asked Obama about her work with Joining Forces, a support group for military families, and the importance of hiring veterans.

“These people,” she said of veterans, “are some of the most highly trained, highly skilled, disciplined people we have in our society, the best America has to offer, so we all need to do our part.”

The First Lady also discussed the national anti-obesity initiative she founded, “Let’s Move,” and officially announced her endorsement of her husband, President Barack Obama, for the presidency in 2012.

Watch the two-part interview, embedded via Comedy Central, below:

Part One:

Part Two:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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