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Happy Sweet 16, Malia Obama! A look
back at the First Daughter´s year as
she celebrates her milestone birthday

Daily Mail [UK], by Margot Peppers

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 7/4/2014 1:16:36 PM

As the rest of America rings in Independence Day, the Obama family have yet another reason to celebrate: Malia Obama´s sweet 16th birthday. The First Daughter, who has recently been in California doing a TV production internship, was just ten years old when her father was first elected President of the United States. And over the past six years, the country has witnessed her grow up into a tall, stylish and mature teen, giving her parents plenty of reasons to be proud. The Obamas will be ringing in the holiday tonight with a Pitbull concert on the South Lawn of the White

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Surprisingly, there are actually a few photos where she managed to smile. I find it creepy that Obama holds hands with his older daughter. I never remember doing that with my Dad. He would put his arm around my shoulders but we sure didn´t walk about holding hands!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 7/4/2014 1:25:05 PM     (No. 9911046)

Is it my imagination or are there just as many sullen faced pictures as smiling ones of those kids?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: seminolesecure, 7/4/2014 1:28:11 PM     (No. 9911048)

They are both cute girls.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 7/4/2014 1:29:04 PM     (No. 9911049)

Heck, I wouldn´t smile much if I had those two as "parents"....and that smaller one doesn´t look like either one of the "parents".....hmmmmm! I´ll be very happy when they ALL vacate the premises . BuhBye!!!!!!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2, 7/4/2014 1:55:34 PM     (No. 9911073)

I would not be so quick to appreciate this article about Malia´s 16th birthday because I know she will probably turn out just like her parents.

For me, a cute kitten far out strips the awwwww factor of the First Family´s children.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 7/4/2014 1:57:27 PM     (No. 9911075)

She´s being prepped for a 2036 presidential run.

Just wait and see.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mamafrog, 7/4/2014 2:14:21 PM     (No. 9911101)

It can´t be easy living in the White House when you are a child. I wish them well and hope they will find a life out of the spotlight to finish their growing up.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/4/2014 2:31:58 PM     (No. 9911107)

I hold no malice toward the children of famous people. I wish Malia would smile more often, but I wish her a happy 16th.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: horacer, 7/4/2014 2:53:50 PM     (No. 9911128)

I wish her a happy birthday too. I agree with #7 it has to be difficult to grow up with the scrutiny you receive as a Presidents child. Whatever you think of her parents political views they do seem to love their daughters. I just hope they don´t grow up to be jerks like mom and dad.

It´s not creepy for a father to hold his daughters hand. I see it a lot. It´s a sign of affection nothing more. I´d rather see a father hold his daughters hand than have her walk behind him.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/4/2014 2:55:05 PM     (No. 9911130)

We don´t get to pick our parents. I wish her the best.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: NYBruin, 7/4/2014 2:57:44 PM     (No. 9911132)

Cute girls Odd that they look nothing like their parents.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 7/4/2014 3:02:12 PM     (No. 9911135)

The article includes 35 photos and an excessive word count. It smells like a puff piece from the WH press office.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Gagolfer, 7/4/2014 3:04:03 PM     (No. 9911137)

By far the number of photos where she is happy, smiling´ or laughing are all the candid photos where she is enjoying herself. The unsmiling ones, and I´ve noticed this throughout the years are the ceremonial ones, walking off AF1, etc where you know there are a hoard of photographers snapping away. These situations would be hard for any kid or teenager because they are more or less being asked to ´perform´ and are not really doing anything. All the candid shots I see of both girls they look very normal for teenagers and seem to have a great relationship with their parents. Anyone can be caught in a picture taken where they are not smiling.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: web, 7/4/2014 3:05:51 PM     (No. 9911140)

Yes, "odd." I think this is a manufactured family and that Michelle is simply a Beard. Or perhaps she is a tranny, as someone said. I thought children had to be 16 to work. So wasn´t Malia working for pay as an intern at 15 years old?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Shirl´s court, 7/4/2014 3:13:46 PM     (No. 9911149)

I can´t wait till she´s punished with a baby!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: strike3, 7/4/2014 3:17:29 PM     (No. 9911151)

I try to find it in myself to wish her well but I keep thinking about the hundreds of children and teenagers riding buses for days from Mexico and Central America after being promised a welcome reception in the U.S. Malia´s lying excuse for a father is behind it all.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Italiano, 7/4/2014 3:31:43 PM     (No. 9911160)

They are cute kids. With any luck (and divine intervention), hopefully they will be able to overcome vile, negative role-model "parents" and make a positive contribution somewhere down the line.

Chelsea never did, and never will.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 7/4/2014 3:55:00 PM     (No. 9911177)

I couldn´t care less about Malia or Sasha. They will be just like Chelsea Clinton - given undeserved red-carpet treatment wherever they go. Given high-paying "jobs" just because of their last name, and forever treated as celebrities. They should go live with those poor kids in the DHS shelters for a few days and see what real challenges are, and to see what their father has wrought.

And did this article say Pit Bull was performing on the WH lawn? That guy is very crude and rude, hardly a role model.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: gagolfer, 7/4/2014 4:21:50 PM     (No. 9911201)

And don´t forget Jenna Bush, #18. She scored an on-camera position on the Today Show with no experience, which must pay pretty big bucks, too.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: rochow, 7/4/2014 5:37:24 PM     (No. 9911259)

Sorry, I think they strike me as stuck up entitlement ridden brats who look nothing like there ´parents´. BTW, why oh why is that mother with them in China? Traveling on the taxpayer´s dime and then throwing her weight around in China!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 7/4/2014 6:04:55 PM     (No. 9911284)

Reply 19, false dichotomy. For it´s doubtful Jenna Bush is paid $600 thousand a year for doing nothing. If her salary was obscene, a lib would have leaked the amount as cover for the bad publicity clintons received over chelsea´s fake job at nbc. What´s more, Jenna has exponentially more talant and charm than chelsea.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Gagolfer, 7/4/2014 7:52:12 PM     (No. 9911371)

Certainly Jenna is more charming and has a lot more on-air talent than Chelsea ever will. I think Jenna is adorable. But the point is she nor Chelsea would have never gotten their foot in the door for an interview much less a job on a national network show with zero experience if their name was not Bush or Clinton. Doesn´t matter what their pay is, they wouldn´t have been considered until they had a good resume of on-air tv work.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Country Boy, 7/4/2014 8:51:57 PM     (No. 9911404)

News reads like this are supposed to be "cudly"
stuff to soften up the growing outrage to our lawless and probably illegal occupant to the WH.

Couldn´t care less about the "Sullen Sisters". Count me out.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/4/2014 11:56:08 PM     (No. 9911505)

When did a 16th birthday become a "Sweet 16" ?

We don´t want to know what she was given for her birthday.

Has anyone ever seen these girls in the same outfit or shoes twice ?

She should spend the summer learning to drive at Camp David.

In looking at the photos, Mom must have had a million dollars in ´work´ since 2008.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: provide, 7/5/2014 7:35:07 AM     (No. 9911666)

When is she going to get a street thug boyfriend?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 7/5/2014 7:03:32 PM     (No. 9912264)

Oh, garbage. Lots of young people are hired without experience because of who they are. But in almost every case they have to prove themselves to keep the job. Jenna did. chelsea flopped, she no longer does any work at nbc, but still draws a $600 thousand salary that you say doesn´t matter.

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