Skip to comments.The infamous t-shirt article: Miss Obama's peacenik T-shirt sends a message to G8 leaders
Posted on 07/11/2009 7:12:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Her father had just won agreement from the Russians to cut back on the world's stockpiles of nuclear weapons. And Barack Obama's eldest daughter was obviously keen to make her own statement on the issue - even if it was merely a fashion statement.
Just 48 hours after the U.S. President signed agreements with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev to reduce weapon stores, 11-year-old Malia Obama was spotted wearing not one, but two T-shirts with an anti-nuclear message.
She wore the tops emblazoned with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament's famous logo as her father prepared for three days of G8 talks in Italy.
Caption: Statement dresser: Malia Obama in a T-shirt bearing the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament symbol in Rome ahead of the G8 summit
First there was a grey T-shirt bearing the CND logo to visit the Colosseum in Rome with her mother Michelle and seven-year-old sister Sasha. Then during the visit she swapped it for a mottled white and grey top also bearing the logo.
The symbol, designed for the CND in 1958, is now widely used to signify peace and is also an international sign for anti-war protesters.
Mr Obama spent two days in Moscow this week meeting president Dmitry Medvedev and prime minister and former president Vladimir Putin.
There the American and Russian leaders agreed a landmark deal to reduce their stockpiles of nuclear weapons.
Caption: Making faces: Michelle Obama has fun with her daughter in the Italian capital
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Good catch. The GAP endorsement money must be sweeeeeet and oh-so addictive! They know they ahve four short years to cash in. They’re on it!
I used to give my own kids hell when they’d trott down to breakfast in the morning decked out in Tommy Hillfigger this or that. I’d ask, “So, when do you get your check from Mr. H for all of the FREE advertising you give his clothing company?”
Clueless! (I didn’t buy those clothes; they felt they were worth working extra jobs for. They’ve since come to their senses, LOL!)
Am I the ONLY one that perceives that these two Commies are MILKING America for Travel Miles and product placement deals?
Gawd, I loathe them.
I don’t pay much attention ot the political leanings of children. I guess the G8 String people can if they want.
She may only be eleven years old and it’s not her fault but looks like the Obamas use their children as political billboards. And this during an international “arms” summit?
Sorry. Unacceptable. And it has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with race.
The state-run media certainly are trying to make them camelot, praising the fashion of the One’s wife. If we had 20 assistants and money for expensive handbags (the one she took to NY for that $250,000 date was I believe priced at $1500.00) and clothes just think how glamorous our lives would be. It is shameful the money they waste with so many out of work, the rest of us trying to stretch the budget, getting ready for the tax load to increase.
They should enjoy it fast, they are looking as one term as Jimmy Carter.
Then we have Sarah, with her $25.00 wedding band and consignment shop clothes. And she REALLY looks like a million bucks. She is one of the few that looks great in anything. She will make a far superior president, hope she is ready for 2012. Can’t wait!
Didn't I read several places that Sarah Palin was exploiting her children by dragging them around with her? Oh, wait--she's conservative.
This is a massive non-issue. We’re all in favor of peace.
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
But we're not supposed to say anything about the international affair. We're to pretend we didn't see it, sit silent with 1,000 mile stares and "leave the kids out of it" regardless of whether we're scandalized or not.
We are however, permitted to denegrate a 1 year old baby with Downes Syndrome and make jokes about a 14 year old girl getting raped at a baseball game.
FR needs to get its priorities straight.
Peace through superior firepower.
If she was trying to make a statement, I’d have loaned her my old “16 empty missiles tubes and a mushroom cloud. Now it’s Miller Time” shirt.
Yep. They’re a real classy bunch.
Peace through superior firepower.
One poster here described the peace sign as the original coward chicken scratch or some such. That’s true, too. In the late 60s, the symbol was symbolic for anti-Nam, not just anti-war.
While it is inappropriate to discuss minor children of politicians, it is also inappropriate to use them politically, especially in an international venue. To be actively negotiating with the Russians on missile defense and Afghanistan at the same time your family members were parading around in peace signs would be analogous to negotiating with nazi-types in klan robes/getups—or, showing yourself with soles of your shoes when talking to Netanyahu (not that anyone would do that, of course).
President-elect Barack Obama and his daughters Sasha, left, and Malia, right,
visit to the Honolulu Zoo in Honolulu, Hawaii, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008.
(AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)
It's funny how NO ONE is wearing boob-belts in America or in Europe. It seems that only Mrs. O and the SRM like the way she looks. I guess we ain't "suckas" after all. ; )
Can't leave home without it. Where's David Shuster now?
The Peacenik movement must have been before your time because you don’t understand what those shirts stood for.
Those boob belts look really bad from the back. I watch What Not to Wear once in a while, they teach to emphasize the smallest part of the “waist”. But I have never seen them cinch up a belt that high.
At least this journalist understood the meaning of the shirt, and why the Obama’s would have chosen to make their daughter wear that particular shirt.
It is shameful and embarrassing to have a President who would use his daughter to “send a message”, or who would think that a t-shirt with a peace symbol would persuade anybody to change their opinions.
But we have a President who is all symbolism and no substance.
With the current first family, symbolism IS substance!!!
The footprint of the American Chicken is a shameful track.
To outfit the kids with the CND shirts is akin to child prostitution. I do not get my kids to wear shirts with anyone’s name on it or logo. Especially political.
I do have a T shirt given to me by the local blood bank that I donate blood to, but that is entirely another matter.
It is not improper to discuss children of politicians.
It is improper and despicable to ridicule and lie about children of politicians, especially underage children. Say for example the Palin children. If the Obama children had been treated as such, people would have lost jobs. The state-run media would have torn them apart.
Instead the state-run media protect the One and his from even true news, and propagate the hate against the Palins.
Just don’t say the obamas are pimping out their daughter to the World Socialist Movement. Commenting about “pimping out” can get ya suspended. Ask David Shuster.
Is that a secret service guy with her, or an MC Hammer wannabe? (Can’t touch this!)
Obama’s job approval ratings are plummeting.
Just watch how far the media will go to prop him up.
You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
I always liked this one;
“Peace through superior firepower!”
A child who just turned eleven wants to make a political statement on nuclear disarmament?
GIVE ME A BREAK
The o’s exploited their child in a blatantly abusive way.
Fashion! You wanna see FASHION?
Well.......my shorts are too big so I have them safety pinned at the waist.
Now THERE is High Fashion!
I bet that was a Secret Service agent. Not all of them wear the infamous suits, especially with the kids. They need to blend in and have the kids feel comfortable with them.
I think Mr. Schuster of MSNBC is an expert at making comments about politicians ‘pimping out’ their kids. I wonder if he’ll have the same journalistic integrity... lol.. sorry, journalistic integrity and MSNBC in the same paragraph.. even Carlos Mencia couldn’t write a joke that good.
The First Family represents America.
How much do you think Malia’s designer-label sunglasses cost?
Oh, he was “blending in” with the Russians..or was it the Italians?
To a terrorist, a secret service agent dressed up like a homeboy in the middle of a european city..just increased the unique signature of the target, imho.
With the kids, but if you travel to Europe, he would blend in pretty well, nothing unusual about that, typical youth fashion in the first world.. I think by the fact so few have made comments thinking he was a Secret Service agent has proven the point.
For those of us who lived through the 60’s the message is clear.
My kid is on facebook having a “discussion” about his 60% disapproval rating right now. :)
There you go. This 11 year old isn’t just anybody’s child.
She is the daughter of the POTUS.
And, she isn’t playing on the swing set in the back yard with her little friends.
She is a pre-teen child accompanying her father, the POTUS, on the world stage at an international summit. The symbol may have been on her T-shirt, but the message to the world was from her parents.
Hopefully she’ll become a rebellious teenager and turn into Christian conservative patriot, the polar opposite of her parents.