I have to admit it. I really look forward to Barack Obama’s press conferences. Why? They tend to create a lot of OOTD entries, and yesterday’s was no exception. I was wondering where best to start when this catch by Politico’s MJ Lee settled the question. If Barack Obama can’t get his daughter’s age correct — twice — how credible can he be on scolding Congress for budget battles?
President Obama, who has expressed his fears about his daughter Malia becoming a teenager next month, is apparently dreading her birthday so much that for a brief moment on Wednesday, he thought she had already turned 13.
At a press conference at the White House, Obama suggested that his daughters, who “generally finish their homework a day ahead of time,” could serve as role models for members of Congress.
“Malia’s 13, Sasha’s 10,” the president said, even though 12-year-old Malia still has a few days to go until her July 4 birthday. “It is impressive. They don’t wait until the night before. They’re not pulling all-nighters. They’re 13 and 10.”
Well, time does tend to pass by quickly when you’re a parent, but sometimes not quickly enough.
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