Breast-Feeding Battle Palin & Bachmann Bash Michelle Obama
Seems as if everything is politicized, even a mother's natural act of feeding her baby -- that is if Michelle Obama happens to endorse it. Recently the first lady said she'd promote breast-feeding, especially among black women, as part of her continuing battle against childhood obesity -- more after the jump.
As part of the campaign, the IRS announced that breast pumps would qualify for tax breaks.
Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann, who's a Tea Party favorite, wasn't amused. Although she noted that she breast fed her five children, she said, "To think that the government has to go out and buy my breast pump -- You want to talk about nanny state, I think we just got a new definition."
Sarah Palin also had to get a shot in yesterday, saying the first lady is telling people to breast-feed because the cost of milk is so high.