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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:32 PM

Sasha Obama's Friendly Reminder To Her Father On Election Night





A president surrounds himself with advisors well-versed in a variety of subjects -- and even when it comes to the basics of crowd management, it seems Barack Obama's covered.

In the midst of Tuesday's election night celebration in Chicago, Sasha Obama gave her dad a friendly reminder that endeared her to supporters in the McCormick Place convention center and beyond.

Apparently anxious to ensure the newly-reelected leader didn't ignore any of his fans, the 11-year-old nudged her dad to look at the people behind him. It was excellent advice: as soon as Obama turned his head, the crowd behind the podium started cheering and waving American flags even more excitedly than before.

YouTube user ohshawman posted a clip from NBC News's Election Night coverage showing the exchange.

It looks like Sasha made more than one good call on Election Night.



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Reply Sasha Obama's Friendly Reminder To Her Father On Election Night (Original post)
mim89 Nov 2012 OP
KaryninMiami Nov 2012 #1
seabeyond Nov 2012 #5
questionseverything Nov 2012 #14
TahitiNut Nov 2012 #25
Cha Nov 2012 #42
lillypaddle Nov 2012 #71
AnnaLee Nov 2012 #2
seabeyond Nov 2012 #6
StrayKat Nov 2012 #17
The Wielding Truth Nov 2012 #34
mstinamotorcity2 Nov 2012 #3
John2 Nov 2012 #65
Tikki Nov 2012 #4
sammytko Nov 2012 #29
qanda Nov 2012 #7
seabeyond Nov 2012 #9
FrenchieCat Nov 2012 #12
Jennicut Nov 2012 #15
flygal Nov 2012 #31
Jennicut Nov 2012 #52
CrispyQ Nov 2012 #67
Myrina Nov 2012 #38
lunatica Nov 2012 #39
Left Brain Nov 2012 #26
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uponit7771 Nov 2012 #62
Mayberry Machiavelli Nov 2012 #8
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #10
GETTINGTIRED Nov 2012 #11
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SalviaBlue Nov 2012 #16
Indpndnt Nov 2012 #18
marew Nov 2012 #24
forestpath Nov 2012 #19
marew Nov 2012 #21
toby jo Nov 2012 #20
txdemsftw Nov 2012 #22
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #23
Cha Nov 2012 #45
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #53
warrior1 Nov 2012 #27
aint_no_life_nowhere Nov 2012 #28
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #54
inamatteroftime Nov 2012 #30
skeewee08 Nov 2012 #32
Sophiegirl Nov 2012 #33
lunatica Nov 2012 #40
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #35
harun Nov 2012 #63
Grammy23 Nov 2012 #36
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secondvariety Nov 2012 #41
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #43
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Whisp Nov 2012 #49
Cha Nov 2012 #51
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Whisp Nov 2012 #48
duhneece Nov 2012 #50
The Blue Flower Nov 2012 #56
patrice Nov 2012 #57
sarah FAILIN Nov 2012 #59
Left Brain Nov 2012 #74
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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:34 PM

1. Damn- what is it about this family that always makes my eyes water.

Love those Obamas. That's all there is to it.

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:38 PM

5. me, too...

wasnt that precious.

we are easy, lol.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:19 PM

14. adorable

and considerate!

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:41 PM

25. Yep ... I spring leaks every time, too. Especially when it's about Sasha.

I love that kid. I'd take a bullet for her. She's totally adorable ... and she's got 'tude!!

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:39 PM

42. I'm right there with you, Karyn!

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:39 AM

71. They're just such good people

all of them.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:36 PM

2. And we thought we needed to have his back. Heck, Sasha had it all along. nm.

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Response to AnnaLee (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:39 PM

6. ah, i like. nt

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Response to AnnaLee (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:27 PM

17. +1

Very nice.

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Response to AnnaLee (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:07 PM

34. He still needs us. We need to get his back, too.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:37 PM

3. The First daughters are

growing up and more beautiful before our eyes. Malia will be graduating at the end of her Father's Term. I wonder if I will cry when she goes off to college like I did my son? I know I will cry when its time for them to LEAVE the Whitehouse.

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Response to mstinamotorcity2 (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:51 AM

65. Yeah

 

I'm suprised the guys never noticed how pretty those two are. Too bad I'm not as young as they are.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:37 PM

4. Both daughters are sweet and beautiful young ladies...

That little one is so cute with her dimples and smiling eyes. Looks like grandma Robinson.


Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:53 PM

29. That's It! I couldn't figure out who she looked like - n/t

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:39 PM

7. What makes this all the more great...

Is that he took the time to listen to her during this time. I love this family!

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Response to qanda (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:39 PM

9. i thought so, also. in all the mess and noise... still. nt

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Response to qanda (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:59 PM

12. She is what 9 or 10 years old? Yet she had that kind of presence of mind in front of thousands?

and so did Papa....who obviously, unlike many others, listens when his children speak?

Love it!

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:21 PM

15. 11 and growing up fast.

Malia is 14 already!

My girls are 7 and 8 now and time flies.....

Beautiful, smart young women. Joe Biden's granddaughters are growing up so much too. I think his oldest Naomi is heading to college soon.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:54 PM

31. I have two girls too - both love the first daughters!

my youngest is 8 and was a baby when Kerry lost - that did NOT help my post partum depression

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Response to flygal (Reply #31)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:04 PM

52. Mine was a baby then too. Then I had another baby while I watched the destruction from Katrina.

I just remember holding her in my arms as I watched in disgust and disbelief at what Bush's response was.

But now my girls are very aware and both wanted Obama to win. They are very aware of the world and what is going on.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:22 AM

67. So Malia might graduate in the White House.

A beautiful family! The Biden's too.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:26 PM

38. If you saw the whole thing, Michelle seems to have told her to get daddy's attention ...

n/t

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:33 PM

39. Do you remember how during his Inauguration speech in 2008

It looked like he turned to Malia and asked her if the speech was good? I loved that moment. It was as if she warned him that his speech better be good in front of such a big crowd (LOL) and when he seemed to be asking her if it was good enough she nodded yes.

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Response to qanda (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:44 PM

26. There was another moment like this,

It happened after the speech, and as everyone was leaving the stage. PBO had lagged behind, waving to the crowd, but Malia stopped and waited for him at the end of the stage. He met up with her, and she asked him something. I saw him answer, "We'll see," and then he walked back onto the stage for one final wave.
Ever the father.

Would be fun to speculate what she asked him.

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Response to qanda (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:14 PM

58. Exactly.

He's a good dad. The girls trust him, and he trusts them.

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Response to qanda (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:58 AM

62. +1!

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:39 PM

8. This is cool, I remember noticing when he made that turn!

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:39 PM

10. lovely

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:40 PM

11. smart young lady

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:01 PM

13. I noticed that on election night

Sashs is a darling little girl, I love seeing her when they bring her to events.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:25 PM

16. She is adorable.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:28 PM

18. I saw that when it happened. She is a very nice young lady to watch out for others like that!

And he's a great dad to take the time to listen to her.

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Response to Indpndnt (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:39 PM

24. Somebody taught her to be considerate of others!

What a terrific family!

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:31 PM

19. SO happy this beautiful, thoughtful family is in the White House!!!!

 

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Response to forestpath (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:37 PM

21. And I am just thrilled!

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:33 PM

20. Mmm - makes you feel good - like home and family

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:37 PM

22. Those girls were raised right!

Love that family!

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:38 PM

23. Our gathering went wild at that moment also! I said 'I think she's telling him to look behind...'

A highlight of a night of highs!!

Such admirable kids, First Lady and President!

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:42 PM

45. Whoa! You were there, FTC?!

Awesomeness!!

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Response to Cha (Reply #45)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:04 PM

53. Oh, I wish! No, I was just watching the returns with a bunch of fellow GOTV-ers

I wonder, were any DUers were there in Chicago?

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:48 PM

27. I saw this real time on tv

I had to roll it back to see if her mom told her to tell her dad. She did it all on her own. She's awesome.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:49 PM

28. I so wish Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and others could be alive for a just a moment

to see that.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:06 PM

54. Wouldn't THAT make a good toon! Somebody

should draw it!

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:53 PM

30. Kind, Sweat-Hearted nt

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:57 PM

32. Saw it live, I was like look @ Sasha taking control....

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:59 PM

33. It has to be hard.

To be a child of the President. I applaud the first family for doing their best to protect their children.

I have no idea how they can be "normal," but it seems that their parents (not as POTUS or FLOTUS) have done a pretty awesome job considering their circumstances.

There is a good lesson here to be learned by all.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Reply #33)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:37 PM

40. When you're the President's kid your life can't be normal

Except maybe when the family is totally alone in their White House living quarters. Otherwise the Secret Service are with them at all times and or the cameras are flashing.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:09 PM

35. They were taught to think of others and include everyone.

Makes me tear up.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #35)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:31 AM

63. +1

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:19 PM

36. They are an amazing family and it makes me tear up when I see them all together like that!

I think of the sacrifices they make every day and how living in the fish bowl impacts their lives. And yet they seem so normal in the way they interact. I read somewhere that the President makes an effort to eat dinner with his family in the family quarters every night. His love of his children and wife are so evident by the way he looks at them and the way he talks about them. They are a wonderful example to citizens all across our country and to the citizens of the world. I couldn't be more proud of our First Family! I am sure some people NEVER thought anyone could replace the Kennedy family and their Camelot. But I think, given a fair chance, the Obama's could achieve the same level of love and respect from the American people. They do deserve it.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:25 PM

37. I saw that!

I thought, what the heck can be so important now, right then at that moment, that she had to whisper something to her father.
He leaned over to hear what she said, smiled, nodded his head, and then turned to wave at those supporters.

She is soooo smart.

I am totally in love with this family!
Michelle looked like a million bucks in her dress.
That girl rawks!!

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:39 PM

41. Sweet kid.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:39 PM

43. K&R. Romney probably would have smashed his kid's into a plate of butter

if they'd dared to speak to him when he was on stage!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002838222

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:41 PM

44. OMG, she is wise beyond her years...

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:45 PM

46. how cool that ti was a litle girl's diea. i remember that moment!

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:46 PM

47. I'm thinking Sasha and Malia really like their life living in our White House..

Their Parents and Grandma Robinson have made it a wonderful home for them! and I couldn't be Happier!



http://theobamadiary.com/

Thanks for the Vid, mim!

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Response to Cha (Reply #47)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:49 PM

49. look at proud daddy's face! just beaming!

hahaha, love that guy and his family.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #49)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:00 PM

51. Beaming his face off!

We Won, Whisp!

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Response to Cha (Reply #51)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:08 PM

55. :)

I am still a bit fuzzy headed about that night and haven't fully landed yet.

The news of Obama's win came a bit earlier than we expected - the graphic on the tv said he won and we all just sat there stunned and motionless, reading it over and over and then the mayhem and cheering took over and just about busted out the windows.

It was a wonderful night.


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Response to Cha (Reply #47)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:05 AM

68. My eyes, my eyes!

Stop making me cry! It's embarrassing!

Ooooh... you're post #47. Spooky.

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Response to XtopherXtopher (Reply #68)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:36 PM

80. That is Spooky! lol

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:48 PM

48. what a doll. I sometimes wonder what the girls will be in their future...

I see Sasha involved with people - maybe politics or some big organization for the betterment of lives. Mila looks like the studious science type - maybe she will find a cure for a disease.

sorry, I just think they are exceptional kids, with exceptional parents and like to think that they will be magnificent and caring adults too.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:51 PM

50. Sensitive, thoughtful of a young girl

No surprise considering her parents. I am teary-eyed & am even prouder of this family than I thought I could be.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:09 PM

56. I saw that!

Kids see more than we do. And it was so good of her to care.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:11 PM

57. Generosity comes from confidence in one's personal worth to significant others.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:29 PM

59. What a change from the Bush twins

I was so tired of the twins "party girl" ways by the time that 8 yrs in hell was up. It's very nice to have a first family we can be proud of.

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Response to sarah FAILIN (Reply #59)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:53 AM

74. +1 !!

Absolutely!

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:30 PM

60. Kick

Heart The First Family.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:09 AM

61. I thought that's what she said to him. Great kid.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:45 AM

64. I remember seeing it when it happened live because it touched me

It may seem insignificant to some, but it was just a simple gesture that spoke volumes of her character. At such an young age, clearly we can attribute it to how she is being raised.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:54 AM

66. Babygirl!!

How, how the two of them have grown. Such lovely young ladies.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:07 AM

69. That speaks volumes about her compassion for people.

Remember this. At some future time when she is being acknowledged for
her contributions, this video will be shown.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:07 AM

70. I'm trying to help raise my niece to be more like this...

...it's so hard when she's being raised by people who simply aren't like me at all.

Awesome video.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:42 AM

72. Woo Hoo!!!!

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:46 AM

73. No surprise

that the President's daughter is a smart, thoughtful child. Apple...tree.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:56 AM

75. Nice to see such good political instincts in her!!! She has a great political future

if she wants one!! Plus, she seems like a genuinely nice kid, who wanted her Dad to pay attention to all of his fans!!

Love them.

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:45 PM

76. Thoughtful young lady. n/t

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:55 PM

77. Sasha is 11 going on 22

such cool kids with extreme wisdom. We're going to be in good hands folks, May God continue to guide and protect them.

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Response to Hutzpa (Reply #77)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:00 PM

78. Amen!

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Response to mim89 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:25 PM

79. Good Stuff!!

I love it, thanks for sharing this!

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