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...)