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Obama endorses Beyonce: Role model for White House daughters

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(Read caption) Beyonce sings to President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Jan. 20, 2009, at an inaugural ball in Washington.

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Beyonce – singer and new mom of baby girl Blue Ivy –  and her husband Jay-Z hosted a $40,000-a plate fundraiser for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign Sept. 19 with her husband at his 40/40 club in New York and got a presidential endorsement of her own ... as a role model to the first daughters.

"Beyonce could not be a better role model for my girls," Mr. Obama remarked.

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Which seems on point, because Michelle Obama has said Beyonce is her role model. When asked in May to choose someone she would like to emulate, the First Lady said, "I'd be Beyonce."  And, Beyonce, too, has said Michelle is her role model.

The mutual backscratching has its roots in some wholesome mutual interests:

Beyonce has publicly supported the Obama campaign for years but went above and beyond this April by sending an open letter and video in support of the first lady. Citing Mrs. Obama as "the ultimate example of a truly strong African American woman," Beyonce describes the First Lady as a role model worth celebrating.

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