Palin Swipes at Michelle Obama Anti-Obesity Push

Former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin has been criticizing Michelle Obama -- over the question of dessert.

On "The Early Show" Tuesday, CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante reported Palin seems to love a good shot -- whether it's fired from a gun or launched verbally.

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And now, Plante said, she has a regular platform from which to launch them -- her TV reality show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska."

On last Sunday's show, Palin said, "Where are the s'mores ingredients? This is in honor of Michelle Obama, who said the other day we should not have dessert."

Palin was apparently referring to this statement by the first lady, referring to her anti-obesity campaign, Let's Move. At a recent engagement, Michelle Obama said, "The problem is when things get out of balance, When dessert is practically a food group."

Plante noted, "Was Palin saying, 'Let them eat, cake'?"

Palin, Plante said, has never been at a loss for an opinion on anything, including taking a pot shot at the first lady's campaign to eat healthy.

Palin said on "The Laura Ingraham Radio Show," "Take her anti-obesity thing that she is on. She is on this kick, right. 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. ... Just leave us alone, get off our back."

Plante added, "This is so far one-sided, and don't hold your breath for any response from the first lady. But think of the possibilities. If there were an on-air shoot-out between a possible contender for her husband's job and the first lady, that would be reality TV."
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