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Michelle Obama tweets -- and celebrates

October 21, 2011 | 12:41 pm

It's being referred to as First Lady Michelle Obama's first official tweet, though she's tweeted before (kind of).  

The first lady tweeted solo for the first time Wednesday night before the first pitch was thrown at Game One of the World Series. After asking a few technical questions, she pushed the right laptop buttons and sent out her tweet pushing her "Joining Forces" agenda, giving hope to all Twitter-challenged people in America.

"I did it!" she said, raising her hands in the air triumphantly.

The tweet: "Military families serve our nation too. Let's show our appreciation by Joining Forces with them. Get involved."  She personalized it with her lowercase initials at the end: "mo."

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden were at the game to promote the first lady's initiative to help military families.

The White House said: "In concert with Major League Baseball, Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden will be encouraging Americans to recognize and serve veterans, service members and their families as part of their Joining Forces initiative and MLB’s Welcome Back Veterans program."

Another tweet traced back to the first lady happened during the White House Correspondents' Assn. dinner in May 2010.  CNN's Ed Henry boasted after the event that he did his best to "get her hooked on Twitter." The tweet went out, with the blessing of President Obama, but Henry himself typed it into his iPhone.

This time, the first lady flew solo. Following the FLOTUS tweet, the White House tweeted ... that she had tweeted.


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