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All About the Obamas

All About the Obamas


As President-elect Barack Obama prepares for his new role of Commander-in-Chief, he, wife Michelle, and daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, chat with the weeklies on how they plan to handle the transition.

People reports that their new lives will be quite a change (new home, new friends, new dog), but Michelle shares with OK!: “We try to keep things really normal.”

Though they’ll be moving into the spotlight, Michelle tells Us Weekly she plans to have her girls stick to the same low-key routines–”homework, chores, dance and soccer”–they had before becoming the First Family.

As for Barack himself, Michelle knows he’ll stay committed to family as they move into their new life: “He’s an incredible husband and father. Not sure if the world knows yet, but they should!”

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  • sillyme

    I wonder if they’ll plaster it all over the front pages when he has his first affair as president. I hear women, especially down South, cannot wait for him to travel without Michelle.

  • Frenchy

    Well these magazines will all be collector’s items and really, Sen Obama deserves to be on the cover. . I would stick with People magazine since it’s like the NY Times of the celebrity tabloid world. They should have just but Michelle & Barack on there but oh well.

  • Brendan

    I love our soon-to-be new first family!!!

  • real world

    Hope he make a good president.

  • Okay?

    these little girls are a couple of the most privledged children on earth. I hope they don’t take it for granted.

  • shoes4life

    Love them! I wish them the best in their new life and I will always keep them in my prayers, because they will need all the prayer one can give because of the ignorance that is still in this country.

  • french

    first?

  • french

    first?

  • Caring

    sillyme #1……you are such an ass! Look at what you are thinking about! Why can’t you just try to be nice for once! Obama spent his entire campaign despite the smear campaign McCain/Palin threw at him to unite this country and this is your post upon seeing the family on the mags. That is so sad.

  • meme

    VIVA THE OBAMAS! LUV YA ALL

  • fashion smashion

    blah! doing interviews with trashy mags? you won already man stop being lame. go mccain!!!!!!!!

  • SomethingIfoundinteresting

    Always somebody like Okay? Sillyme, Fashion smashion and more negative ninnies coming who just can’t wrap their heads around good things only the mean and nasty. I feel sorry for you.

  • lee

    #11 – Right on the money, about the tabloids.

    WTF, why are they doing interviews/covers for tabloids??? The man is the new president elect, with this country in the economic state that it’s in this is seriously questionable and hopefully not an indication of whats to come. Time or Newsweek definately, but US, People and OK? Someone please tell me this a joke.

  • Okay?

    The tabloids are reporting on the Obamas just like all other publications. Did the Obamas SPEAK to all these publications all over the country and the globe? NO! The magazines are putting together a story and profile on this histroy making man with all the pictures they could find and all quotes they could fin and regurgitating back to the public. It;s like a glorified book report.

  • johnny fan

    i love them.they are harry potter fan too:)

  • Sickened

    Is this man a celebrity or the next Commander In Chief?

    No wonder leaders of other coutries don’t take him seriously! And that’s scary.

  • Karissa

    Let’s bow down and woship the messiah whose comto fix all of the whiny, spoiled brat liberals and celebrities problems.

  • Rj

    #13 – Ugh. There are soooooo many haters out there… Yes, he’s the President Elect and yes, US, People, and OK magazine aren’t exactly cream-of-the-credibility-crop periodicals but so what? You seem to forget about the large number of Americans that read them and the potential benefits. These publications speak to a very large cross-section of the American public and to their core values, gossip rags or not. Thankfully, not everyone takes life as seriously as you do #13, nor should they. The political, economic, and social climate right now is EXACTLY why the Obamas are doing interviews like this. In hard times, people need distractions, a reminder that life can still be pleasant, that there is still good in the world and what better place to look for those signposts of optimism than from our leaders? It is essential for the social psychological health of the public at large. The Obamas realize this, why don’t you? You also seem to think that he’s in a position to run the country already and that he should go and solve the economic crisis at hand. I’m sure once he is ACTUALLY the President he will do just that, but for now let’s look to the future with the same air of positivity that radiates from the Obamas. Your narrow minded negative views have no place in building the future of this nation. That, #13, is no joke – but you are…

  • ladybug

    i think the obamas are willing to reach out to americans wherever they can find them. considering how many of us read newsweek vs how many of us read people and other “tabloids” it behooves them to do interviews with all of the above.

  • Rj

    There’s always more to it than you think…

  • WTF?

    save all of our rants for the tabloids. you people never never blame tabloids for trying to make a quick buck on the dumb public. you watch, they will try to report on stupid things like what the Obama girls wear to parties, etc…Blame the tabloids, target your displeasure to their editors. you need to put blame on the correct people. stop being so backwards.

  • Jo Ann

    Yet again double standards. Sarah Palin was made fun of and criticized when she was on all the covers. None of it was Palin’s fault. Now there is silence when it comes to the Obama’s.

  • yep

    lol at sillyme. i’m already sick of this crew and they haven’t even started. i guess i won’t watch tv for another 4 years.

  • Ana

    Such beautiful family! They are so very loving towards each other it’s just great to see them.

    Best of luck!

  • yep

    JoAnn, at least Michelle has a law degree and was a lawyer. Palin was as stupid as they come and a bimbo to boot. No substance.

  • Janeway

    I can’t wait to have this first family in the White House. Obama is going to be an incredible President because he wants to bring people together to solve our problems. The negative posters should remember that he is going to be the President and show him the same respect they would want for their candidate if he had won. The awesome thing is that the Obamas are a real, genuine, loving family and they will be great role models for many people. As far as the tabloids go, they are part of the popular culture now as any President would be. Just like candidates now appear on late night talk shows, it is important to reach all the people not just the ones that read the Wall Street Journal. Even President Bush was impressed when he met Obama and said he is a great dad. I hope people will put aside their differences and pettiness and work together for the good of the country.

  • katie n

    What a beautiful family!! They will bring lot of global good will to America and Americans. I was in India last week. and the newspapers there were full of Obama stories with full page color spreads of family photos. People are overjoyed.

  • pINKie

    I hope the tabloids WILL NOT DRAG this first family DOWN TO THE LEVEL OF HOLLYWOOD. They are not stars…they are not celebrities. They are the first family and should be treated with the disrespect and nosiness accorded Hollywood. Tabloids need to leave the first family alone. This is a dangerous precedent. Let’s return to the days of Barbara Bush and previous first families when privacy and deference were accorded the residents of the White House. Is nothing sacred in America anymore?

  • pop

    Oh Puhleaze, just because you have a law degree and you’re a lawyer doesn’t means you have substance. Corrupt sleazy attornies are a dime a dozen.

  • annabelle

    Don’t give a damn! Not my president.

  • pINKie

    blah! doing interviews with trashy mags? you won already man stop being lame. go mccain!!!!!!!!

    XXXXXXXXXXXXX

    They DID NOT do interviews with these rags. It’s just old material being WHICH IHAVE READ AND HEARD ALREADY.. The Obamas said they woiuld not be doing any interviews about their personal lives. That’s the modus operandi of tabloids, in case you did not know. Add one new sentense to a bag of old studff and give it a new heakline. It’s all speculation posing as facts.

  • pINKie

    blah! doing interviews with trashy mags? you won already man stop being lame. go mccain!!!!!!!!

    XXXXXXXXXXXXX

    They DID NOT do interviews with these rags. It’s just old material being WHICH IHAVE READ AND HEARD ALREADY.. The Obamas said they woiuld not be doing any interviews about their personal lives. That’s the modus operandi of tabloids, in case you did not know. Add one new sentense to a bag of old studff and give it a new heakline. It’s all speculation posing as facts.

  • pINKie

    pINKie @ 11/12/2008 at 1:24 pm
    XXXXX

    CORRECTION

    The first family should NIOT be treated with the disrespect and nosiness accorded Hollywood. Tabloids need to leave the first family alone.

  • eme

    Wow #16… apparently you HAVEN’T been paying attention to global news at all… sad.

  • zen2

    BEAUTIFUL FAMILY.

  • M

    to the person who wrote that world leaders are not taking this man seriously must be living with his or her head in the sand. Never have so many world leaders expressed as much enthusiasm about a future american president. And the people feel the same way , in many countries around the world they did polls to see who the people there would vote for if the could vote in the US and the average was 70% for Obama. Please! Especially after Bush who was the most disliked and ridiculed President abroad ever.

  • lee

    #18 – Did I touch a nerve with you or what. “Aren’t exactly the cream-of-the crop periodicals but so what?” SO WHAT? And “Thankfully not everyone takes life as seriously as you do.” Are you f****** kidding me. As I said, you as well, with the political, social and economic state of this country right now the american people absolutely NEED to take this country and life seriously. We are dangerously close to no longer being considered a super power.

    You go on to say ” These publications speak to a very large cross-section of the American public and to their core values, gossip rags or not. It is essential for the social psychological health of the public at large. The Obamas realize this, why don’t you? Are you insinuating that tabloids are essential for the social and psychological health of the american people? In your mind tabliods = core values. Again,
    are you kidding me? Do you work for a tabloid?

    As some people have said the tabloids should in part be blamed, although given who he is I wonder if there is some sort of approval needed for these so called “interviews” and covers.

    You go on to say ” You also seem to think that he’s in a position to run the country already and that he should go and solve the economic crisis at hand. I’m sure once he is ACTUALLY the President he will do just that, but for now let’s look to the future with the same air of positivity that radiates from the Obamas.

    According to you, yes thats the ticket, lets wait until January to actually deal with the URGENT crisis at hand. That way we have plenty of time to read all our tabloids and to bone up on all our core values, what Michelle and the girls like to wear and eat for breakfast, yes thats the ticket. You bet your a** I think the President and or President elect should be working on solving the economic crisis at hand, many other issues as well. THAT IS THEIR JOB, and as far as I’m concered, and I’m sure many other as well, the moment you decide to run for the highest office in this country you should expect to do so!!! According
    to you posing for tabloid covers is a priority, reaching out to the public at large? He is/has and reached out to the american public, he is the new predident elect, he needs to start working on the many changes he has promised america. FYI in case you don’t actually read any newspapers, he has already apologized stating he will not be able to fulfill all his campaign promises. ??? Food for thought, I’m guessing there will be many more tabloid covers, possibly TV show and movie cameos? Maybe Tom and Katie can be his new best friends, or maybe they can have Oprah over for Thanksgiving dinner, maybe Suri and the girls can be new play pals.

    It has been repeatedly said by many that he will NEED to hit the ground running, and given the current conditions no time like the present to start making changes and or assist in any way he can.
    We do not have time to waste.

    As for your last comment, “Your narrow minded negative views have no place in building the future of this nation. That, #13, is no joke – but you are…”

    YOU ARE COMPLETELY DELUSIONAL!!! I assure you I am an open minded, optimistic, educated, well traveled and in no way a joke or a hater. That comment on your part indicates the mentality of a closed/narrow minded person, people who don’t see things your way, who do take this country and at times take life seriously, who don’t get core values from tabloids are just a joke???

    I just do not agree with your kind of agenda and way of thinking, (It can wait, we’ll deal with that next year). It is exactly why this country is in the condition it is. I only feel as I’m sure many other americans do that if he goes in this direction he will not be taken seriously, of which he absolutely needs to be. As #16 Sickened stated, is he more interested in becoming a celebrity or being the President of the United States of America.

  • milli

    I sincerely hope the paps don’t chase this family, they are the next first family, not Britney Spears. We don’t need the president on tabloid, Jesus!

  • milli

    Did Michelle really chat with the tabs? She is a real woman, has real values and its natural for her to be a bit overwhelmed by their celebrity status. But I hope she will be more savvy when she actually becomes the first lady and keep these tabs away from her family. They don’t need to be in the media glare, although the gossip mags have made up their minds to cover them, I think. They are a good looking family, Barack is still young and sexy, Michelle is good looking and elegant, they have two very cute daughters and they are the first ever colored first family in a predominantly white nation anywhere in the world, so the curiosity about them is enormous, I understand. But Pres. Obama has much important things to do. Please live them be just a normal family.

  • milli

    To people who claim that Barack is not their President,
    Just to let you know, if you are an American citizen, he is definitely YOUR president, whether you like it or not. Yup!

  • http://tess tess

    pop @ 11/12/2008 at 1:26 pm

    Oh Puhleaze, just because you have a law degree and you’re a lawyer doesn’t means you have substance. Corrupt sleazy attornies are a dime a dozen.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Ooop! Looks like someone did not get into Princeton and Harvard. Aww. Bitter much?

  • alaina

    Please, I don’t want to have a tabloid President. This sh*t is disgusting that the country has resorted to printing gossip about the commander in chief! Give me a break – wake up people, this isn’t American Idol, it is the presidency. You don’t mix entertainment with politics. Gross.

  • adam

    Michelle has the face of a horse – elegant my as*hole. Those kids get their looks from Barack, not that stupid b*tch who will hopefully keep her mouth shut for the next 4 years.

  • http://promomami.blogspot.com becca

    the Obamas are a beautiful first family!!!

  • N

    “”As for your last comment, “Your narrow minded negative views have no place in building the future of this nation. That, #13, is no joke – but you are…”
    YOU ARE COMPLETELY DELUSIONAL!!! I assure you I am an open minded, optimistic, educated, well traveled and in no way a joke or a hater. ”

    Sorry # 37….. what she said about you is correct. Your retort is full of lies. He is already being advised/briefed by our current president……. WATCH THE NEWS….its called the transition phase. SO Since Bush is STILL the president he has to do the work. It would be detrimental but Obama could die before Jan. SO…he can not make any changes yet. That is why they are still calling him the president-elect. He doesn’t officially get the job until next year. GO TO SCHOOL. GET AN EDUCATION. You need it.

    Also, he is not doing interviews…..read the articles….they are old quotes and pictures. I wish the Lot of you would SHUT THE F$@& UP. He has not destroyed this country….Your savior Bush has. Any one with a lick of common sense knows that the next president , regardless if it was Obama or Mccain, will not be able to fix all the damage caused during his 1st term. Once again……. GO TO SCHOOL. GET AN EDUCATION. You need it.
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    #43 Adam….. Would you like it if someone called your mother a Bitch. SHut the F@#$ UP. She will be the first lady…show some respect. She will talk as much as she wants.

  • amber

    He lies. He will tax us more.He promises change yet all his advisers are Clinton’s people. More of the same really.

    His site and Biden’s on the Iraq timeline was removed. Goes to show our soldiers remain in Iraq. Many now say he sounds like Bush when addressing Iran and Chavez. When you wonna hire the Ca.moron Gov.as Economic adviser he is a politician.

    Rappers and many black folks now hate him because he is just a white puppet.

  • sad for America

    Our Defense budget pales to protecting Obama. Poor Secret Service and the U.S. taxpayers because he is heavily guarded and has the most threats as a U.S. President.

    he is code name Renegade by the Secret Service

  • Jay

    Since Obama will be requiring Compulsory Universal Service , these kids will be REQUIRED to too. After all, their Daddy will be a ruler of all !

    http://www.examiner.com/x-536-Civil-Liberties-Examiner~y2008m11d6-Obamas-chief-of-staff-choice-favors-compulsory-universal-service

  • HSMlover

    Were headed for h***

    this is just GREAT

  • UptownRazorback

    HSMlover @ 11/12/2008 at 6:05 pm

    B*tch, we’re already there. Where have you been the last eight years.

    sad for America @ 11/12/2008 at 4:40 pm

    You must be one of those dumb ignorant hillbillies. Do you know your history?

    Republicans assassinated or attempts
    * President Ford (Republicthug – assignation attempt)
    * President Reagan (Dumb Republican – assignation attempt)
    * President Lincoln (The only credible Republican assassinated)
    * President Garfield (Republican – assassinated)
    * President McKinley (Republican – assassinated)

    Democrats assassinated or attempts
    * President Kennedy (the last Great President- Democrat-assassinated).

    So you tell me who the country hates most. And to think that Bush is not protected like Fort Knox is crazy. Especially when that buffoon goes outside the country. But that shows how ignorant and dumb hillbillies like you are. McCain/Palin Base: Dummies of America.

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