Saturday, November 22, 2008

Obama Girls Get First Tour of the White House

Malia and Sasha Obama got a special personal tour of the White House on Tuesday.At the invitation of first lady Laura Bush, the Bush twins, Barbara and Jenna, showed Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, their new rooms at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, along with mother Michelle Obama and the girls' grandmother, Marian Robinson.
The Obamas spent about an hour at the mansion, Sally McDonough, a spokeswoman for Laura Bush, told The Associated Press.Said Michelle Obama's spokeswoman, Katie McCormick Lelyveld: "Of course, Mrs. Obama greatly appreciated this invitation to provide an opportunity for the girls to feel at home and become comfortable in this transition process."
White House spokesperson Sally McDonough added that the Bush twins "enjoyed showing their rooms to the Obama girls."Earlier in the day, the Obamas visited their top choices for schools "to make sure we find the right fit," Lelyveld said. She would not name the schools. "Their move to Washington is her top priority," she said.

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