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Petition Calls for Betty White to Speak at DNC

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    Fans of Betty White, who endorsed Obama in May, have set up a petition drive at change.org to implore the 90-year-old actress to address the Democratic National Convention. 

    "Clint Eastwood, the Republican's 'mystery guest' at the RNC, gave a bad name to older Americans everywhere with his absurd and awkward-to-watch introduction of Governor Romney," the petition reads. "You know what? Governor Romney can have Clint Eastwood and his improvisational skills because President Obama has the one and only Betty White!"

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    As of Monday morning, more than 2,800 supporters signed the petition, and nearly 20,000 "liked" a Facebook group called "Bring Betty White to the DNC."

    It's not clear whether White will consider the proposal, but she's known to have embraced social media in the past and she received a tour of the White House earlier this summer.