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Obama and Family "Cause Commotion" in Hawaii

Obama and Family "Cause Commotion" in Hawaii

Barack Obama took his daughters and some friends out to the mall in Hawaii this past weekend, and according to Reuters, "caused a commotion" with lookers-on and photographers. The president-elect, his trusty BlackBerry, his daughters, Malia, 10, and, Sasha, 7, and friends sat and snacked at a table while a crowd and Secret Service agents assembled around them. It's a scene that comes as no surprise to the 71 percent of CitizenSugar readers who say so long as people want to see the pictures, there will be paparazzi and buzz wherever the Obamas go. Here's more:

The agents struggled to hold back people trying to get closer to snap pictures of Obama eating a tuna and melted cheese sandwich and the girls enjoying shave ices, a local treat made from finely shaved ice and fruit syrup.

In recent interviews, such as his 60 Minutes special, Obama said he is dedicated to maintaining some normalcy for his daughters. At this point we expect to stay dialed in to what the Obamas are up to, but do you think the intense fascination will stay as fervent post the Inauguration?


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Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
That was very nice of you UD to leave them alone. You get props.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
Em, you are probably right. He is normal. I never said he wasn't normal. I cannot say what I would do in the situation, as I will never be president. But I don't feel bad for him because if he wants to go in a public place, this will happen. And if he wants to try and let his girls have normalcy like still going to a mall, then he is knowingly putting the situation on them. He is obviously not a stupid man. He knows the possible consequences.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
I understand that it's difficult to not go up and try to meet them. While at a family reunion in FL, I saw to basketball players that I really admired. It was all I could do to not rush over like a raving fan and ask a million questions. Fortunately, my wife kept me focussed on the task at hand, and I left them to their private conversation.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
Liberal love! :hug:
em1282 em1282 8 years
You're too sweet, Frank y Ava (love the avatar, too, it always makes me smile and I love Sinatra). :) Love reading your comments, and trust me you do a great job of getting your point across!
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Em you always say the same thing as me but it sounds so much better.
em1282 em1282 8 years
Awww, Jude, right back at ya ;) I would definitely take Colin over Keanu too (or, well, to be completely honest, I still loves me the Ewan McGregor the most), and wouldn't mind Christian Bale handing me an Effen and tonic, either. Man, now I'm hungry AND I want vodka. Darn it. ;)
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Em, you are always lovely and brilliant. I like shiny things too, but I would rather have Colin Firth serve my hot tuna melt than Keanu Reeves any day.
em1282 em1282 8 years
Hypno, in my Matrix, there is always a tuna melt. Served, preferably, by Keanu Reeves.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
No Tuna Melt?!
em1282 em1282 8 years
...and again, maybe there is no motive at all. Like the Matrix. "There...is...no...spoon". Or, in this case, "there...is...no...tuna...melt...and...shaved...ice..."
em1282 em1282 8 years
Moi? Brilliant? Nah, that epithet belongs to Jude (and you, Jill ;)). I just try to come up with something coherent. And I like pretty avatars. And shiny things. But thanks for the sweet words, peeps. :love: No matter where Obama goes, he's gonna attract attention. I don't think he should be forced to go to some underground shaved ice compound/tuna melt hideout with his kids. Maybe he went to that mall because he is normal, not because he is trying to insinuate that he is. Just sayin'.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
I can do that too. :oy:
clarabelle98 clarabelle98 8 years
:OY:
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Maybe the girls choose that mall or maybe they have the best shaved iced. You have no idea why they choose that mall. And with a motorcade and press pool following him where ever he goes how often do you think he will be able to ditch press and supporters? Obama has already won, to insinuate he's parading his children around to impress somebody is absurd.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
:hug: Drunken Loon! Ha!
Jillness Jillness 8 years
I think it would be hard for a parent to make the decision to be President because of all of the attention on your children, but what more could a parent do for their children than have the serious ability to make the world a better place? They might have less face time with their dad, but ulimately if things go well, they will have a better world in which to raise their own children.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
:hug: Jill!
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Yeah, I'm the drunken loon.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
Jude and Em are both brilliant, sure, but very different people. :)
Myst Myst 8 years
Hainan, he can't go anywhere quietly because he has the press pool from all news media, local and foreign following his every move and unfortunately they must follow him. He had actually ditched them earlier that day before they found him where he was at eating shave ice. It's not about motives, but about circumstances. George Bush stopped emailing once he was inaugurated because his private emails would become open to the public. It's the downside of being a president. As a public servant, your personal freedom is officially gone during the time that you are in office.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
sure that's it... haha not all liberals, you two liberals in particular. Jump my back when the chance is given and you seem to have very very similar thoughts...
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
:rotfl:
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
What, all us liberals look alike to you? ;)
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
I always seem to get the 2 of you confused....
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