Saturday, July 24, 2010

Obama's girls babysitting? Or, maybe not?

From THIS article : WASHINGTON (AFP) – "President Barack Obama's daughters might be growing up in the White House, but that does not mean they have to miss out on a rite of passage for American girls -- a babysitting job.

Obama, who has the headache of stewarding the slowly mending US economy, said in a television interview that he was also teaching his daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha, nine, about savings, interest and money management. (Z: ah, that media love affair)

"What I'm doing now with Malia and Sascha is they're getting an allowance," Obama told ABC's "Good Morning America. They're starting to get old enough where they may be able earn some money babysitting. They've got their own savings accounts."

Any First Daughter baby-sitting service would be highly sought after, as presumably as well as the prestige, parents could expect a full retinue of Secret Service protection for their little ones.

Obama, publicizing consumer protection provisions in the sweeping financial reforms he signed into law this week, said that he and his wife Michelle were not far removed from financial pressures facing Americans."

Ahhh...It's nice that Obama said he and his wife were not far removed from financial pressures facing Americans, isn't it!? :-) I posted this because I thought the implication that his daughters would really be BABYSITTING was...well, frankly.........silly. You think that really might happen? Or was it a great way to show how down to earth he REALLY is? :-) I sure HOPE they don't use the Secret Service we pay for to squire the kids to babysitting, don't you?

Z (I still stand by my opinion that his older daughter has something very special about her...)

22 comments:

Always On Watch said...

he was also teaching his daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha, nine, about savings, interest and money management

Can you imagine those lessons from BHO? Sheesh.

Always On Watch said...

Oh, and that crock about the Obamas not far removed from financial pressures facing Americans is just ridiculous.

Who believes that tripe?

beamish said...

AOW,

Well, the government housing the Obamas live in is overrun with flies and rats...

FairWitness said...

I'm sorry, Z; Malia & Sascha Obama babysitting??? This total fiction. They're guarded by Secret Service agents 24/7, when would they actually be in charge of squat? President Obama is an utter dunce, do you know that? He thinks we're idiots, too!!!

I love the fact that a nuclear black family is front and center to act as a role model for all, but this story is just too, too much. Gawd!!!! Get me my helmut, my head is going to explode!!!

Craig and Heather said...

Well, the government housing the Obamas live in is overrun with flies and rats...


Ew.





"What I'm doing now with Malia and Sascha is they're getting an allowance,

Is that like "jobless payments"?

H

Anonymous said...

Like H.L. Mencken said of a Warren G. Harding speech: "It is rumble and bumble. It is flap and doodle. It is balder and dash."


Once more...Barry just can't seem to connect with the "commoners".

Major

Ducky's here said...

Why is this considered "news"?

Always On Watch said...

Z,
I've linked to you on this, with emphasis on a different portion of the article.

Karen Howes said...

Isn't it great that Obama is teaching his girls about money management?

At least Bawney Fwank and Chris Dodd aren't doing that, so I suppose it could be worse.

FrogBurger said...

Isn't it great that Obama is teaching his girls about money management?

I wonder if he teaches them about how to make a profit? I'm sure a babby sitter with the name Obama can charge a lot more than one with the name Johnson.

Opus #6 said...

It has to be hard on the girls living in that fishbowl. I hope they do get some normalcy sometimes.

JINGOIST said...

"Or was it a great way to show how down to earth he REALLY is? :-) I sure HOPE they don't use the Secret Service we pay for to squire the kids to babysitting, don't you?"

It's all kind of sad, isn't it? Those girls are in the burning spotlight at all times and they'll miss the normal parts of being a kid. Funny, bc I thought of the Secret Service too. And look at the phonies they have for parents!

Z said...

I think the incredible percs of being presidential kids soothes the difficulties; I hope they're mature enough to realize that with the help of their parents.
Maybe their parents use the line they believe about themselves.. "We're very special and everyone thinks you're fabulous!"
How bad is THAT? :-)

Ya, that's mean but I can't help it sometimes. The whole situation frustrates me so much...when I hear the media cover for him, when I see stories misreprsented or underrepresented...when see him refuse to cover his heart with his hand most of the time in front of the flag, when still he constantly blames Bush (media lies obfuscating the FACT that Bush and McCain were warning for FIVE YEARS about Freddie and Fannie)...I could go on, but who cares?
He's there and all we can do is watch the downhill slide..

And yes, beamish...the photos of so many flies and rats in the WH suddenly are creepy...
Funny that you should call it government housing because one angry black professor was on cable news one day and actually said how upset he was, something like "And our president still lives in public housing", quite seriously, as if Obama's there in some kind of forced ghetto environment?. It's unbelievable what some people think.

Mustang said...

I just left a comment at AOW’s site (she linked to you) intending to be humorous, but who knows if anyone will contact me and threaten me if I don’t retract what I said. I’ve sent out my investigative journalists to see if we can uncover more about this sotry. The bottom line is presently unknown to us Z … but rumor has it that Malia (as the oldest daughter) may be named the Baby Sitting Czar before the end of the year.

Z said...

Mustang, that IS funny!
I found it humorous that one of the guys Obama wanted to offer a job to so he'd get out of a senate race's name was ROMANOFF...It would have HAD to be a position without CZAR in front of it :-)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/27/obama-administration-may_n_301213.html

Can you imagine, by the way, if Bush had offered politicians jobs at the WH so they'd think twice about running in a race Bush didn't want them to win in?
WHERE IS THE MEDIA on all of these Obama actions?

Anonymous said...

"but rumor has it that Malia (as the oldest daughter) may be named the Baby Sitting Czar before the end of the year."

Mustang, Too funny. At first I laughed, but then I thought, wait, we can't allow them to work for less than minimum wage, and what about transportaion, lunch breaks, vacation time, etc. They'd have to form a BSU!

Now, now, it's not what you think, that's Baby Sitter's Union! HaHa!

Pris

beamish said...

And yes, beamish...the photos of so many flies and rats in the WH suddenly are creepy...
Funny that you should call it government housing because one angry black professor was on cable news one day and actually said how upset he was, something like "And our president still lives in public housing", quite seriously, as if Obama's there in some kind of forced ghetto environment?. It's unbelievable what some people think.


Given the ingrateful manner in which Obama carries himself, it wouldn't surprise me if the halls of the government housing the Obamas live in are complete with graffiti and fresh urine smell.

Jan said...

Z..at a time when the citizens of our country are undergoing such financial difficulty, they are coming up with the most asinine ideas which uses up even more tax dollars.

It goes without saying, that the daughter will have her secret service security, and just think about all the preliminary stuff that takes place before any of them go anywhere, or do anything..which costs us money.

To think that his 'personal aide' flew into their vacation location on a smaller, private jet, accompanied by their two dogs, ahead of the family on their plane, was almost enough to give me apolexy!

Personal aide? Who does he think he is, anyway, one of the Royals? Soon we will have to start practicing our bows and curtsies, and addressing him as "Your Majesty." Or, "Your Highness."

Yeah..that'll work. He's so high upon his "High Horse" that it isn't even funny.

Thinking about it, there's an awful lot in that last paragraph.

Z said...

Jan, the problem is that the msm didn't tell us that..only conservative bloggers got that information and it was important. Yes, a special jet for dogs and the aide.

By the way, I just saw a video of THE VIEW which says "this video exposes Elisabeth Hasselback's ignorance and racism"...in that same video Joy Behar says "Ya, the WH called you (to Shirley Sherrod) but do you know that was Obama? I can't imagine OBAMA did that!" (I swear)...Behar also says that nobody in the Bush administration cared about the poor at all and that's why Obama got elected.
Ya, and that video's entitled "HAsselbeck shows her ignorance" because she asked Shirley Sherrod how she could say the things she did about Republicans at the end of her speech.

Typical media..

JINGOIST said...

Mustang writes:
"...but rumor has it that Malia (as the oldest daughter) may be named the Baby Sitting Czar before the end of the year."

LOL!

Always On Watch said...

Beamish,
the government housing the Obamas live in is overrun with flies and rats...

LOL!

cube said...

Pure, unadulterated crap... not surprising that it's from BO's flapping lips.

The cost of ferrying those girls to a babysitting gig OR having the children ferried to the White House would be unbelievably high. Typical of BO's economic idea. Idiotic. Spending other people's money again.