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Michelle Obama plays Santa Claus for Toys for Tots

First lady Michelle Obama takes a portion of donated toys collected by the White House Executive Office staff in support of the Toys for Tots drive to a warehouse in Stafford, Va. Also pictured is Staff Sargeant Christopher D. Gordon, who is the Quantico Campaign Coordinator for the Quantico Toys for Tots Campaign. (The Washington Post)

By Robin Givhan
First lady Michelle Obama played Santa Claus on Wednesday afternoon, delivering two bulging sacks of donated toys to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign in Quantico.

Earlier this month, when she unveiled the White House Christmas decorations, Obama also kicked off a toy collection drive to benefit Toys for Tots. So far, White House staff have donated some 500 gifts including board games and Legos and at least one spectacular Barbie Corvette. Obama delivered about a third of those goodies to Quantico. The rest will go to a distribution center in Anacostia. No word on which facility will be the lucky recipient of the Barbie luxury automobile.

The first lady arrived at the large, unheated warehouse where the toys are sorted, a space decorated with gold garlands and red bells. She was greeted by volunteers and Toys for Tots staff, as well as several Marines, including Staff Sgt. Christopher Gordon, who served as the Quantico campaign coordinator.

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By Web Politics Editor  |  December 16, 2009; 2:23 PM ET
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mock1ngb1rd - I would say you're an a*s but I like donkey's so I wouldn't want to put you in the same class. You are much lower down the totem pole. Like underneath it. Your rude and nasty comments about our First Lady are uncalled for, incorrect and demonstrate you are an individual with absolutely no class. You are what I scrape off my shoe after walking where dogs have been.

The First Lady has class, is a caring individual and represents our country very well.

Posted by: alaskan2 | December 17, 2009 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Cool! Kids will appreciate and enjoy them immensely.

Posted by: bcs2k | December 16, 2009 10:36 PM | Report abuse

I wonder whether Islamofacist Michelle is ranting about the evils of America or just blasting white racism with the Sarge.

Posted by: mock1ngb1rd | December 16, 2009 10:17 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: edtroyhampton | December 16, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

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