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Michelle Obama — Reality TV Star, or Endless Campaigner?

AP:

First lady Michelle Obama will participate in an episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” that features a boarding house being built in North Carolina for homeless women veterans.

The White House says Obama will join the crew of the ABC television show Thursday to help build the new home for Barbara Marshall and the women of the Steps N Stages Jubilee House in Fayetteville.

Several families will be able to live in the new house, which will include a resource center. Marshall is a 15-year Navy veteran who is working to end homelessness among female veterans.

This is very nice of Mrs. Obama. Especially picking North Carolina as the venue, since it’s a swing state that President Obama narrowly won in 2008 (2,142,651 votes for Obama, 2,128,474 for McCain.)

I’m sure ABC will give the eventual spouse of the Republican candidate equal time to pull a similar stunt in the swing state of his or her choosing.

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