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Obama Girls Fly Under the Radar -- but How Long Will It Last?
ABC News ^ | Maria Puente

Posted on 08/28/2009 5:14:07 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Sasha and Malia Obama have avoided the spotlight thus far, but public interest in them is growing.

Could there be two luckier tweens in all of America than Malia and Sasha Obama?

The Jonas Brothers and Beyoncé sing for them. They get to meet the pope, the queen and Harry Potter. They get personal tours of the Eiffel Tower, the Kremlin, the Sistine Chapel, the Tower of London. They go to the best ice-cream parlor in Rome and make their own gelato. They have visited Yellowstone's Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon, gone whitewater rafting and picked peaches in Colorado. This week, they're relaxing at Martha's Vineyard, where the rich and famous and presidential while away their summers.

They've been having a grand time since arriving in the White House, mostly out of the public eye. So far.

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are trying to make their daughters' experience in the White House as educational and broadening as possible, taking them along on trips this summer with expressly didactic intentions.

"I want to teach them that Italy isn't just pizza," Michelle remarked in Rome in July during an official visit in which she and the girls toured the Eternal City's ancient sites, such as the Pantheon, the Colisseum and the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bhovaction; daughters; malia; obama; obamafamily; spoiled

1 posted on 08/28/2009 5:14:07 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

it can’t last too long, it sounds like some of his policies are coming from them.


2 posted on 08/28/2009 5:15:17 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: nickcarraway

I hope the Obama girls turn out to be as terrific as my daughters. Nobody should be blamed for who their parents are.


3 posted on 08/28/2009 5:15:28 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Remember the Bibi Picture Rule!)
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To: nickcarraway

The press will stay away until they start visiting their daddy in jail.


4 posted on 08/28/2009 5:16:53 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: nickcarraway
"I want to teach them that Italy isn't just pizza," Michelle remarked in Rome

It's also Pasta and Prosciutto... oh no ham for Barack.

5 posted on 08/28/2009 5:17:16 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds to me like the media wants us to go after the Obama kids.

I’m not taking that bait.


6 posted on 08/28/2009 5:17:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: nickcarraway

Does Obama ever stay at the White House? Is he President or Gallivanter-in-Chief?


7 posted on 08/28/2009 5:17:39 AM PDT by politicalmerc (If Birthers are so silly, then why not show the BC and put them to shame?)
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To: nickcarraway
As much as I dislike their father and will continue to linguistically attack him every time he tries to further destroy the country I love, these girls need to be left alone to grow up in as “normal” an environment as can be maintained for them.
8 posted on 08/28/2009 5:18:34 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: nickcarraway
And we, the taxpayers, have been paying for all of it. I am so glad that we have been able to give the Obama family the world in which to vacation! /s
9 posted on 08/28/2009 5:21:21 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: cripplecreek
Sounds to me like the media wants us to go after the Obama kids.

Indeed. The ONLY reason for writing such an article in the first place is to draw public attention to them, and the only reason for actively directing attention toward them is its perceived political benefit.

10 posted on 08/28/2009 5:22:14 AM PDT by Sloth (Ted Kennedy's brain tumor has killed more people than my gun.)
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To: Sloth

Oh please brer right winger, don’t throw the Obama girls in the briar patch.


11 posted on 08/28/2009 5:23:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: politicalmerc
Is he President or Gallivanter-in-Chief?

..be an interesting study, how many days has the President been in the oval office being President in respect to pushing his agenda and scam on the American people while racking up unprecedented frequent flier miles and photo opts throughout the country?

12 posted on 08/28/2009 5:23:58 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: nickcarraway

I say when one of them wears a Che Guevara t-shirt in public. They’ve come awfully close to that.


13 posted on 08/28/2009 5:27:55 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 ("Peace" is that brief, glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - Anonymous)
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To: nickcarraway

As far as I can remember, it is the dimrats and their media that trashes family members of a repub president. Roger klintoon and billy carter would have been the topic of the day if we did things their way. Sorry, this is nothing but a bait story. The girls didn’t pick their parents.


14 posted on 08/28/2009 5:31:38 AM PDT by Texas resident ( Boys and Girls, it's us against them.)
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To: nickcarraway
Well... see right there, their lives ain't normal... you've got to pick peaches in South Carolina to get the best.
15 posted on 08/28/2009 5:32:06 AM PDT by smartymarty (When you know why you believe what you believe, leadership is inevitable.)
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To: nickcarraway

The kids are of no interest to me. The parents are the problem and the parents do not get a pass.

The parents aren’t black, they are commie red thru and thru.


16 posted on 08/28/2009 5:34:08 AM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Doogle

Wasn’t he AWOL about two weeks after moving in? He showed up at a grade school and said ‘I just had to get out of the White House’. Being President is NOT what he had imagined it would be.


17 posted on 08/28/2009 5:35:13 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: indylindy

Why would the Jonas Brothers sing for them? Their mama surely has taught them to look down on white people with hatred and disdain, just like she (the Gilded Wookie) does...


18 posted on 08/28/2009 5:36:50 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: cripplecreek

cripplecreek: “Oh please brer right winger, don’t throw the Obama girls in the briar patch.”

Spot on!


19 posted on 08/28/2009 5:37:29 AM PDT by CitizenUSA
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To: Texas resident

While I agree the girls didn’t pick their parents, I’m so glad they are living in the lap of luxury on our dime. And, what kind of vacations did each of you enjoy these past 8 months with your kids? Care to share?

Sorry, but, I resent these American hating people living high on the hog while the country is in such deep trouble.

I don’t care if the media goes after them. (won’t happen) They sure trashed Sarah Palin’s kids. Oh, I forgot, she isn’t a DemRAT. I hate their double standard and I feel sad for obama’s girls who have been and are indoctrinated in their parent’s hatred for this country. Except, of course, when they get to see the world and have a grand time on the tax payers.


20 posted on 08/28/2009 5:37:30 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: nickcarraway

I would like to see the kids live a quiet secluded life. I have no beef with them. Unless they are paraded out there on the public stage by their parents or make political statements with their clothes.


21 posted on 08/28/2009 5:38:23 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: nickcarraway
"I want to teach them that Italy isn't just pizza," Michelle remarked.....

Yes....teach them what your former pastor said: They were rich, white people that persecuted God's colored son.

22 posted on 08/28/2009 5:39:53 AM PDT by edpc (Green jobs for Pookie!)
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To: indylindy

indylindy: “The parents aren’t black, they are commie red thru and thru.”

Naw, I don’t think their commies. They act more like gangsters who steal from others then distribute the loot to their gang (unions, environmentalists, etc).


23 posted on 08/28/2009 5:41:32 AM PDT by CitizenUSA
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To: nickcarraway
"I want to teach them that Italy isn't just pizza," Michelle remarked in Rome in July during an official visit in which she and the girls toured the Eternal City's ancient sites, such as the Pantheon, the Colisseum and the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica.

I thought ordinary Americans were the ignorant ones?

Just hand them a copy of The Agony And The Ecstasy, Michelle.

Cheers!

24 posted on 08/28/2009 5:45:58 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SolidWood
"I want to teach them that Italy isn't just pizza," Michelle remarked in Rome

Barack and Michelle need to teach be taught that the US is not just "baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, Chevrolet, (and Chrysler!)"

25 posted on 08/28/2009 5:46:33 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: indylindy
Obama is Black...and White...and RED All Over!

Cheers!

26 posted on 08/28/2009 5:47:24 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: stayathomemom

What a confused message these girls are getting. They see their mother doing photo ops in homeless kitchens and a coop garden at the WhiteHouse but hordes of staff handling the actual work and everything else. THeir parents are setting an example of do as I say, not as I do. Those poor kids. I hope they grow up learning to be accountable and responsible citizens, and not another member of the limousine liberal elitist class.


27 posted on 08/28/2009 5:51:28 AM PDT by aragona
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To: cripplecreek

“Sounds to me like the media wants us to go after the Obama kids.

I’m not taking that bait.”

BINGO and ditto that!


28 posted on 08/28/2009 5:54:09 AM PDT by maggief (KennedyCare ... Dead in the Water)
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To: nickcarraway
/sarcasm on

Isn't that link to the original article wrong?

Shouldn't it be abcnews.gov.com?

/sarcasm off

29 posted on 08/28/2009 5:54:11 AM PDT by Texas Jack
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To: Catsrus

That’s true, the kids are really living the high life, but they are still minors being dragged around by the one. If they were adults and living large on my dime, yeah I’d be pissed. ozero and his wife act as if they are owed this lifestyle. Just shows who they are. My kids don’t even come close to what their girls get to experience, but I would bet a big pile of cash that they are a lot happier. And my kids are not stuck with a last name that is an insult to this country. For that part, I pity the ozero girls.


30 posted on 08/28/2009 5:54:58 AM PDT by Texas resident ( Boys and Girls, it's us against them.)
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To: nickcarraway
Their parents are teaching them that Harry Potter is good and going to Church is bad.

sw

31 posted on 08/28/2009 5:55:23 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t care one way or the other what the girls do, say, wear, or whatever. They are kids. However, I do care when their parents are giving them world tours and having celebs pay visits all on my dime.


32 posted on 08/28/2009 6:05:54 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: McGruff

It has nothing to do with the kids, it’s their parents wrapping them in leftie billboards and hanging them out like bait. Obama has no qualms about throwing them under the bus and blaming his “enemies” for the resulting carnage.
It could well backfire because the great rallying cry of the left has been “It’s for the children”.

Now if someone will just tie the accumulating deficit to “It’s for the Children”...


33 posted on 08/28/2009 6:12:32 AM PDT by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: nickcarraway

Pray for those poor kids.


34 posted on 08/28/2009 6:14:41 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: aragona
Those poor kids. I hope they grow up learning to be accountable and responsible citizens, and not another member of the limousine liberal elitist class.

I think the odds are against them. This whole thing is reminiscent of the Kennedy thing -- you can be self-centered, self-indulgent, arrogant, and pampered, but so long as you go through the occasional motion of "service to others", all your sins will be forgiven.

This stuff rots the very soul.

35 posted on 08/28/2009 6:16:39 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: nickcarraway

Pantheon? I always thought it was the Parthenon. Guess I was wrong.


36 posted on 08/28/2009 6:22:04 AM PDT by beckysueb (Palin/Jindahl in 2012)
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To: nickcarraway

The LAST time I made a comment on one of the Omambi girls A FreeRepublic rep ended up on PMSNBC. I pass this time.


37 posted on 08/28/2009 6:23:00 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: beckysueb
Pantheon: Rome 2009 Pictures, Images and Photos Parthenon: Parthenon Pictures, Images and Photos
38 posted on 08/28/2009 6:52:48 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: nickcarraway
I thought this thread was about this Obama girl


39 posted on 08/28/2009 7:05:46 AM PDT by Chuckster (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet)
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To: Chuckster; All
Back when Obama was a Senator a Repub. (cant remember who) said If Obama spent our tax $$$ like he spent his own $$$ (referring to what a tight azz Obama was when betting in poker games with the boys) he would be a fiscally responsible politician.

I will never forget that.
Now he is spending $$$ like Micheal Jackson on a Holiday.

And yall were upset when Hill and Bill toke some token items from the White House when they left.

Wait till these two goobers leave.

And regarding the kids. The eldest daughter is getting so TALL.

Also ya never know how kids will rebel.
Could be two future Conservative gals who find Mom and Dads politics unbearable.

40 posted on 08/28/2009 10:08:55 AM PDT by Global2010 (Chic Conservative Catholic Thug)
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To: grey_whiskers

Great movie. I’ll have to look for it at the library next visit.


41 posted on 08/28/2009 10:27:09 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Much of political rhetoric serves as a substitute for reasoning." ~Thomas Sowell)
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To: Tax-chick
The book is even better :-)

Cheers!

42 posted on 08/28/2009 2:37:39 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SolidWood

If you’re referring to Obambi being a Muslim, I don’t think he has been a Muslim for many years. After all, he has got to be the most pro-abortion pol in recent history.


43 posted on 08/28/2009 2:51:22 PM PDT by Jacob Kell (At least Carter went to Annapolis and served in the Navy. What has Obambi done for America?)
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To: CalvaryJohn

Got it. Thanks!


44 posted on 08/28/2009 3:25:30 PM PDT by beckysueb (Palin/Jindahl in 2012)
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