Palin Swings Back at Barbara Bush

And she says to Michelle: Get off fat kids' backs
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2010 4:31 AM CST

(Newser) – Sarah Palin managed to slight not one, but two First Ladies in an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. Asked if Barbara Bush's recent comment that she hopes Palin stays in Alaska shows that the GOP elite wants to "kneecap" her, Palin replied, "I don't think the majority of Americans want to put up with the bluebloods. And I say it with all due respect—because I love the Bushes—but the bluebloods want to pick and chose their winners instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners."

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Palin also took aim at Michelle Obama and her efforts to tackle childhood obesity, the Telegraph notes. "She is on this kick. What she is telling us is she cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, for their own families in what we should eat," Palin complained. "Instead of a government thinking that they need to take over and make decisions for us according to some politician or politician's wife's priorities, just leave us alone, get off our back, and allow us as individuals to exercise our own God-given rights to make our own decision." (Read more Barbara Bush stories.)

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