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Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 07/14/2012

With doughnuts, Susan Allen mocks Michelle Obama

Krispy Kreme doughnuts gave one first lady the chance Friday to take a swipe at another.

First lady Michelle Obama gives the keynote address to the African Methodist Episcopal Church general conference in Nashville last month. (Donn Jones - AP)
Speaking at the opening of a Mitt Romney campaign office in suburban Richmond, former Virginia first lady Susan Allen urged more than 100 supporters to dig into the fried pastries — perfect fuel, she said, for volunteers working for the Republican presidential candidate and for her husband, George, a former Republican governor running for Senate.

“We’re gonna fill you up on sugary doughnuts today because Michelle Obama’s not here to tell you, ‘No,’ ” Allen said to applause and laughter. “After you eat that sugar, you eat whatever it takes to get you going the next four months.”
Former U.S. senator George Allen celebrates with his wife, Susan, left, and daughter Tyler after securing a Republican primary win in June. (Steve Helber - AP)

Obama has made fighting childhood obesity her leading cause. But the first lady has said there is room for junk food in a healthful diet, having once declared, “A Twinkie is not a cigarette.”

Presumably she’d say the same about a Krispy Kreme.

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