By Aly Semigran
Updated October 19, 2011 at 05:33 PM EDT
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With a little over a year until the 2012 Presidential election, the race is already heating up. (In fact, according to Herman Cain’s calculations, it’s about as hot as a pizza oven.) Still, no matter what your political affiliation or how you plan to vote next November, you’ve gotta admit, this latest bit of information could probably help (or hurt) President Barack Obama‘s chances for re-election.

During an interview with, First Lady Michelle Obama discussed, among other things, the TV watching habits and rules for daughters Sasha and Malia. When asked if any programs were off-limits, the the First Lady revealed that the president isn’t so fond of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. (But how, in this struggling economy could he not, at least, appreciate Kim Kardashian’s modest wedding?)

But Kim will be able to rest as easy as her $325 nude black resting statue by Lalique (that is, if someone got it for her off her registry) knowing that the whole Obama clan doesn’t feel that way about them. In fact, the First Lady is okay with the girls watching their reality show, so long as it opens up a dialogue. “I sort of feel like if we’re talking about it, and I’m more concerned with how they take it in: What did you learn when you watched that?” she told the website.

Seriously though, could there be a better endorsement out there than, “President Barack Obama likes The Wire, but doesn’t like Keeping Up with the Kardashians?” (Well, maybe this one.) Or are you upset that he allows the show to air in the White House in the first place?

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