First Lady Michelle Obama may be on a crusade to fight obesity but it doesn’t mean that she doesn’t love food as evidenced by this ABC News report on the White House reception celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

The president called Cinco de Mayo a chance to commemorate the shared heritage between Mexicans and Americans. “It’s a day for remembering that America is a richer, stronger, more vibrant place thanks to the contributions of Mexican Americans to the life of this nation.”

The crowd learned a little tidbit about the first lady, courtesy of her husband.

Said Obama: “I asked Michelle the other day, I said, ‘What’s your favorite food’ — because we were sitting around with the girls. She said, ‘Ah, Mexican food.’”

The crowd loved the news.

“You do not want to be between Michelle and a tamale,” joked the president.  “It’s true. It’s true. But she’s moving, though, so she can afford to have as many tamales as she wants,” said Obama in a nod to his wife’s “Let’s Move” healthy campaign.

And no doubt Michelle has eaten quite a few tamales in her day.

The thought of Michelle Obama bearing down on a plate of tamales reminds me of Baltimore Ravens  linebacker Ray Lewis making a beeline for a quarterback.  Get out of the way.

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