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Bush sisters write emotional letter to Obama daughters

Barbara and Jenna, daughters of former President George Bush, have written a letter to daughters of outgoing President Barack Obama, advising them on life outside the White House.

In the letter, the two sisters of the former president recalled how they received Obama’s daughters and showed them around at the White House preparatory to their fathers’ handing and taking over.

“Malia and Sasha, eight years ago on a cold November day, we greeted you on the steps of the White House. We saw both the light and wariness in your eyes as you gazed at your new home,” read the letter published by TIME magazine.

“We left our jobs in Baltimore and New York early and travelled to Washington to show you around.

“To show you the Lincoln Bedroom, and the bedrooms that were once ours, to introduce you to all the people – the florists, the grounds-keepers and the butlers – who dedicate themselves to making this historic house a home.

“The four of us wandered the majestic halls of the house you had no choice but to move in to.

“When you slid down the banister of the solarium, just as we had done as eight-year-olds and again as 20-year-olds chasing our youth, your joy and laughter were contagious.”

The Bushes also gave their views of the Obamas in their eight years as the First Children.

“In eight years, you have done so much. Seen so much. You stood at the gates of the Robben Island cell where South Africa’s Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for decades, your arms around your father,” the letter read.

“You travelled to Liberia and Morocco with your mom to talk with girls about the importance of education – girls who saw themselves in you, saw themselves in your parents, saw who they could become if they continued to study and learn.

“You attended state dinners, hiked in national parks, met international leaders and managed to laugh at your dad’s jokes during the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon, all while being kids, attending school and making friends.

“We have watched you grow from girls to impressive young women with grace and ease.

“And through it all you had each other. Just like we did.”

Barbara and Jenna, then, prepared Malia and Sasha on what to expect after life at the White House.

“Now you are about to join another ratified club, one of former First Children – a position you didn’t seek and one with no guidelines,” they wrote.

“But you have so much to look forward to. You will be writing the story of your lives, beyond the shadow of your famous parents, yet, you will always carry with you the experiences of the past eight years.

“Never forget the wonderful people who work at the White House. Our greeter as seven-year-olds at our grandfather’s Inauguration was Nancy, the White House florist, who ushered us in from the cold.

“She helped us make colourful bouquets of winter flowers for our grandparents’ bedside. Twenty years later, Nancy did the flowers for Jenna’s wedding. Cherish your own Nancy. We stay in touch with our Secret Service.

“They were part of growing up for us: there for first dates, first days and even know it wasn’t always easy – the two of you and the two of us were teenagers trailed by men in backpacks – but they put their lives on hold for us.”

The former president’s daughters then advised the outgoing president’s daughters to take the experience of the last eight years with them as they become citizens.

“Enjoy college. As most of the world knows, we did and you won’t have the weight of the world on your young shoulders anymore. Learn who you are.

“Make mistakes you are allowed to. Continue to surround yourself with loyal friends who know you and will fiercely protect you.

“Those who judge you don’t love you, and their voices shouldn’t hold weight. Rather, it’s your own hearts that matter.

“Take all that you have seen, the people you have met, the lessons you have learned, and let that help guide you in making positive change. We have no doubt you will.

“Travelling with our parents taught us more than any class could. It opened our eyes to new people as well as new cultures and ideas.

“We met factory workers in Michigan, teachers in California, doctors healing people on the Burmese border, kids who lined the dusty streets of Kampala to see the American President, and kids with HIV waiting to get the antiretroviral drugs that would save their lives.

“One tiny girl wearing her finest lavender dress looked young, which she was not. Her mom admitted that she might not live to see these drugs work, but her brothers and sisters would.

“After meeting this girl, Barbara went back to school and changed her major, and her life’s path.”

The Bush sisters, however, told the Obama sisters of the relief and freedom of leaving the four walls of the presidency’s official quarters.

“You have lived through the unbelievable pressure of the White House. You have listened to harsh criticism of your parents by people who had never even met them,” they said.

“You stood by as your precious parents were reduced to headlines. Your parents, who put you first and who not only showed you but gave you the world.

“As always, they will be rooting for you as you begin your next chapter. And so will we.”

Barbara is a co-founder and the CEO of Global Health Corps, while Jenna is a correspondent for the Today show.

Why President Obama Feels Bad For Boys Who Try To Date Malia & Sasha

President Barack Obama’s daughters, Malia and Sasha, are 18 and 15 now, prime dating age. And guys actually do go out with them, Obama said. “That happened, you know?” he told a North Carolina radio station on Friday. “The truth is, I’m pretty relaxed about it for two reasons.

“One is [their mom] Michelle. She’s taught—she’s such a great example of how she carries herself, her self-esteem, not depending on boys to validate how you look or you know, not letting yourself be judged by anything other than your character and intelligence,” he said. “And hopefully I’ve been a good example in terms of how I’ve shown respect to my wife. So I don’t worry about it because they’re really solid, smart girls—young ladies now.”

And anyway, Obama has a fail-safe: “The other reason is because they’ve had Secret Service. There’s only so much these guys can do. These poor young men come by my house and….”

“They have no idea—” the radio host remarked.

“No, they have an idea. I describe for them….” Obama then laughed. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, a bunch of hopeful guys shivered.

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VIDEO: Malia, Sasha Obama Spent Labor Day Weekend Partying With Beyonce At Made In America Festival

Political and pop royalty collided over Labor Day weekend as first daughters Malia and Sasha Obama hung with Beyonce and Jay Z at the Made in America festival.

The sisters were spotted alongside birthday girl Bey as she marked her 35th birthday at the Philadelphia event on Sunday.

Sporting denim shorts and a “Smoking Kills” t-shirt, 18-year-old Malia also showed her school pride by wearing a Harvard baseball cap, a nod to the college she will attend in 2017 after completing her gap year.

In between enjoying musical acts, she was seen hugging Beyoncé. Watch Instagram clip below:

Read More: ETonline

Kenyan Lady Begs Lawyer To Marry Her, Not Obama’s Daughter

A fearless Kenyan woman made headlines recently after she penned a letter in response to a widely circulated offer of cattle by Nairobi lawyer, Felix Kiprono for one of US President Obama’s daughters’ hand in marriage. She suggested that he reconsiders his offer and consider marrying her instead

From Left: Ann Kioko, lawyer Felix Kaprino and Malia Obama. Source:thestar

From Left: Ann Kioko, lawyer Felix Kaprino and Malia Obama. Source:thestar

Kiprono got more than he bargained for when a bold 27-year-old beautiful and hardworking single Kenyan lady of Kamba origin, Ann Kioko wrote a long letter as a reply to the Lawyer’s open letter to the American president,  in which she wonderfully inscribed her own reasons why she should be considered instead of Malia.

In the letter the Kenyan lass begs the city lawyer to choose her and explains why she thinks she would be the ideal woman for Kaprino. She later on made copies which she disseminated to the local media, probably hoping that the letter will somehow end up in the lawyer’s hands.

Later on, she posted on her Facebook account that she was giving the lawyer 5 days to respond.

Screen grab of Ann Kioko's facebook post. Source:thenairobian

Barack Obama’s 16-Year-Old daughter Malia Is Pregnant ?’ Hoax Sparks Outrage

US President Barack Obama's teenage daughter Malia is not pregnant.
US President Barack Obama’s teenage daughter Malia is not pregnant(Getty)

A fake story claiming that US President Barack Obama’s teenage daughter Malia is pregnant has beencirculating online. 

The story was posted on Empire News, a satirical website, which is well known for publishing false stories with sensational headlines.

The bogus report read: “In what promises to be the biggest White House scandal since intern fellatio, President Barack Obama’s daughter, 16-year-old Malia, has confirmed that she is pregnant.

“Sources say Malia is now in her second trimester. Mother and First Lady, Michelle Obama, says that although she will be a grandmother much younger than she planned, teen pregnancy runs in the family.”

The satirical article carried made-up quotes from Malia, gushing about pregnancy and future plans.

There is no truth to the story. Empire News previously falsely reported that Charles Manson has been granted parole.

Many Twitter users expressed their disappointment over the website’s fake story.

This comes after Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for congressman Stephen Fincher,criticised Obama’s daughters for wearing short skirts and making faces during a Thanksgiving event. The Republican staff member has since resigned.

Meanwhile, former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager defended Sasha and Malia during an interview on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live.

“I’m fiercely protective of them, obviously,” the 33-year-old Today correspondent said. “I don’t think that it’s easy. It’s not a job that they wanted…I had a hard time [growing up in the White House], but it’s also a privilege.”