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Michelle Obama to Address Her Patriotism

10:14 PM, Aug 25, 2008 • By TERRY EASTLAND
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The Obama press office has just released a text of Michelle Obama's speech "as prepared for delivery." Here's the sentence we've been waiting for: "That is why I love this country." Catch her speech and you'll learn the reasons she gives for her love of country.

Michelle's "why-I-love" statement is meant to erase any impression that the would-be First Lady only recently became proud of, i.e., loved her country. The relevant evidence for that view of Michelle was a sentence in a speech she gave on February 18 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: "For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback."