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Food Hypocrisy? Michelle Obama Caught Ordering Cheeseburger and Fries


First Lady Michelle Obama is supposed to be the figurehead for healthy eating. She has recently lead the White House's charge to get kids to make better food choices, encouraging them to trade in fried foods for fresh ones. But in Milwaukee, WI yesterday campaigning for Democratic Senator Russ Feingold*, Mrs. Obama took part in some "eat as I say, not as I do."

From the local NBC affiliate, WTMJ:

First lady Michelle Obama thrilled staff and customers when she made a surprise visit to Miss Katie's Diner on the city's near west side.

Mrs. Obama met her cousin and her cousin's daughter for lunch at the restaurant.

Jennifer Laschen waited on their table.  "I've been doing this for 25, 30 years and I've never had such a thrill, such an honor to wait on a first lady in my life," she said.

Laschen said the first lady ordered a cheeseburger and fries.  Mrs. Obama took pictures and signed autographs for the staff at the diner and their customers. [Emphasis added.]

*The story has been updated to reflect that Mrs. Obama was campaigning for Russ Feingold, not Tom Barrett.

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