Read the CONTROVERSIAL!!! Comments From Obama's Kids That Has Barack Banning Family Interviews Forever
Last night kicked off Access Hollywood's four-part interview series with Barack Obama, wife Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha. Not only was it more evidence that Obama is now a big contributor to the celebrity news cycle, but it was a rare opportunity where the presidential hopeful allowed his daughters to be hit on by the press. Maria Menounos was with the family in Butte, Montana, where they were celebrating July 4th and Malia???s 10th birthday.
And it will be the absolute last time anyone gets access to his kids.
"We won't do it again," Obama told Matt Lauer on the also-owned-by-NBC Today show, saying he got "caught up in the moment" at the birthday party and didn't realize that, hey, maybe he should be shielding his kids from the media instead of holding them out as dartboards.
This, after there was apparently some controversy after word spread that he let Menounos tag along at the birthday party — enough time, it seems, to shoot footage worthy of a four-part series. Who, exactly, is delivering this criticism remains a mystery, but indeed, Obama is being criticized for it. Pandering to the soccer mom crowd crosses the line, does it?
Not that an interview on Access is going to be a piece of hard hitting journalism, or very critical of their subject. Among the controversial things that might show up on television?
• Obama saying daughter Malia "basically avoids me embarrassing her by giving me these tips. Especially when I am around her friends."
• Malia's advice to her dad about meeting kids: "You really don???t shake kids??? hands that much???You just wave or say hi."
• Malia on her parents, um, keeping their romance alive by holding hands: "Sometimes people think it is embarrassing. I like it."
• On what makes their parents mad: Sasha says whining, while Malia says, "Arguing is the worst thing because then they sit us down and say, ???You know you guys are the best thing that you have in your life.??? We???re never going to get something as good as each other.???"