Michelle Obama talks about the 2012 campaign, daughters privacy, from Botswana on CNN

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First Lady Michelle Obama arrives in Botswana from South Africa (Reuters video)

First Lady Michelle Obama, winding up a trip to South Africa and Botswana–she takes her family on a private safari this weekend before arriving back in Washington on Monday, tells CNN in an interview from Botswana when it comes to the 2012 re-election campaign, “we’re ready to work hard.” Mrs. Obama on Thursday hits Vermont and Boston for fund-raisers to benefit President Obama’s 2012 re-election drive.

Mrs. Obama to CNN: “When it comes to the campaign we’re ready to work hard. We did it before and we’ll do it again, so we’re rolling up our sleeves and getting on with it.”

On raising Sasha and Malia in the White House: “Fortunately, we have help from the media. I have to say this: I am very grateful for the support and kindness that we’ve gotten. People have respected their privacy, and in that way, no matter what people may feel about my husband’s policies or what-have-you, they care about children, and that’s been good to see.”

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