Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton to attend service for Betty Ford
July 11th, 2011
05:00 AM ET
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Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton to attend service for Betty Ford

Washington (CNN) - Current and past first ladies Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Reagan will attend a memorial service Tuesday in California for former first lady Betty Ford.

The White House announced that Obama would travel to Palm Desert, California, for the Tuesday service, which will be followed by a private funeral Thursday in Michigan.


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  1. ConservaFASCISTS

    Will Nancy, Barbara & Hillary be attending as well?

    July 11, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  2. ConservaFASCISTS

    I forgot to mention old lady Bush.

    July 11, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  3. Peggy - TX

    Thank you First lady Michelle Obama for being you, for representing the United States, for all your work to bring attention to the problems of child hood obesity, and for your positive work with the familes of our troops. Please ignore the haters they said sad, angry people with a deep seated need to be mean and they are wrong.

    July 11, 2011 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  4. Sandy

    100%, what does that have to do with her attending the funeral?

    July 11, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  5. Njfinest2009

    Michelle Obama always has style and Grace, no matter what all the Haters say! She is our first lady and she is representing like she is supposed to do.

    July 11, 2011 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  6. Allen Hussein

    Betty Ford was a class act and a great First Lady. Gerald Ford was the last true fiscal conservative who actually tried to keep the budget in check, rather than cut taxes for the wealthy and pay lip service to it. Both of them are dearly missed.

    July 11, 2011 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  7. Republican Robber Baron

    Not sure why this is news? She is the First Lady...of course.

    July 11, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  8. Dave, Illinois

    ConservaFASCISTS, get a life. Her name is Laura and she was is a class act. And, why don't you grow a set and actually use your name instead of a simple-minded buzzword that you heard on TV?

    July 11, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  9. tony

    cnn sucks always potray her as an angry black woman with these photo can you find a better one, are you all feeding in to this racist attempt to get them out the white house because they are black,it must suck for some of you at cnn to have a black first lady.

    July 11, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  10. Jim

    Oh she's back from her Africa vacation?

    July 11, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  11. A Kickin' Donkey

    I agree that Gerald Ford was a good, honest and decent man. His wife was a real person, who faced real problems and overcame them.

    Too bad, the GOP doesn't have anyone of Mr. Ford's caliber in their leadership ranks today. The country would be much better off if it did.

    July 11, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  12. SecedingfromTexas

    @Conservafascist: That would be Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Mrs. G.H.W. Bush, Mrs. G.W. Bush, and as stated in the
    article President and Mrs. Bill Clinton. All First Ladies deserve respect.

    July 11, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  13. Sank

    I'm sure Mrs. Ford would be thrilled to havwe someone who hates America at her funeral. I hope se don't wear the see through trousers that shows her wide rear with her black thong.

    July 11, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  14. Sank

    Fully registered. No questions on her nationality.

    July 11, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  15. ketrout

    Another waste of taxpayers money being spent by Michelle Obama! WHAT A JOKE!!!

    July 11, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |