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Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett Gets Political At Ebenezer Baptist Church

On January 15, 2012, the day before the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday, Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett spoke at a church service at Ebenezer Baptist and used it as a platform to campaign for Barack Obama.

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) - On the Sunday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a top White House advisor addressed the congregation at Dr. King's family church, Ebenezer Baptist.

Valerie Jarrett acknowledged Dr. King's birthday, celebrating his leadership in the Civil Rights Movement before a capacity audience in the Ebenezer Baptist sanctuary. With less than 10 months remaining before President Obama looks for re-election, the message of her speech also veered into politics, as she reminded the congregation of some of the good things that have so far happened under Obama's leadership.

"We all sleep a little better at night knowing Osama Bin Laden and his lieutenants are not plotting a terrorist attack against the United States," she said, eliciting applause from the crowd. She continued, recalling a recent trip through a Chicago airport: "I saw so many soldiers returning home from their last tour of duty in Iraq, in time for the Christmas holidays."

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