Malia and Sasha Obama have it right, let’s ax the turkey event.

Watch Doug Wead talk about this tomorrow on CBS Morning News at 7:30 AM. Here he responds to the recent criticism of Malia and Sasha at the White House Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony.   Whatever criticism one might have for the President and First Lady no one can really lay a finger on them asContinue reading “Malia and Sasha Obama have it right, let’s ax the turkey event.”

The Ten Most Dramatic July 4th’s in American History

The Top Ten Most Dramatic July 4ths in American History. There are many dramatic days in the history of our Fourth of July.  Two American presidents were born on that day, Ulysses S. Grant and Calvin Coolidge.  George Steinbrenner, Geraldo Rivera and Malia Obama are just a few of the many public figures who celebrateContinue reading “The Ten Most Dramatic July 4th’s in American History”

Family Feud: The Obama girls versus the Romney boys

Family Feud: The Obama girls versus the Romney boys I once asked George W. Bush which is worse, to run for president or to have your father run for president?  He didn’t hesitate.  “It’s a lot harder having your dad run for president.”  It makes sense.  When people say things about your mother or fatherContinue reading “Family Feud: The Obama girls versus the Romney boys”

Obama and his girls

The planned release of President Obama’s new book, Of Thee I Sing, a Letter to my Daughters, represents a seismic change in the conventional presidential parenting philosophy.    Recent White House families, including political dynasties such as the Bushes, the Clinton’s and the Kennedy’s have all held to the idea that the less the First ChildrenContinue reading “Obama and his girls”

The Obama’s: A functional family on the move

Some journalists are making a big deal out of how the Obamas are traveling to foreign ports together as a family unit. After the dysfunctional Clintons, Reagans and Roosevelts and even the Bushes, with their arcane rules of one at a time in the limelight, which meant a former president could not even be toldContinue reading “The Obama’s: A functional family on the move”

Malia Obama, born on the third of July

Malia Obama had a birthday yesterday. White House kids seem to have it all. Every toy and gadget comes over the transom. The most famous people of their day are on hand. But the one thing that is often missing are the parents. When Tad Lincoln celebrated his 12th birthday on April 4, 1865, hisContinue reading “Malia Obama, born on the third of July”

A list of preteen girls who lived in the White House

Little girl’s in the White House So what will it be like for Malia and Sasha? On inauguration day, Malia Obama would be 10 years old, Sasha Obama would be 7. There have been a lot of famous teenagers like Alice Roosevelt and Susan Ford and a long list of famous little boys, like WillieContinue reading “A list of preteen girls who lived in the White House”

Where will Sasha and Malia Obama go to school?

First big decision? One of the first big news stories for the First Family on the personal front will be the choice of schools for Malia and Sasha Obama. Will it be private or public? Or will they bring tutors and teachers into the White House and create their own school for the girls, withContinue reading “Where will Sasha and Malia Obama go to school?”

The new White House kids: What to expect?

  So what will it be like for the new kids in the White House?  What can the children of Obama or McCain expect?   The bad?   It’s a fishbowl.  And what happens in those few short years will stick to you for lifetime.  Take, for example, Chelsea Clinton’s braces.  A good parent willContinue reading “The new White House kids: What to expect?”