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Sasha & Malia Obama Receive Dating Advice From Their Watchful Dad

WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama says he's not worried about his daughters starting to date. After all, he's got some help keeping an eye on them.

Malia, age 15, and Sasha, age 12, are "very sensible," Obama told comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey in a television interview that aired on Friday.

"And the second thing is, I've got men with guns following them around all the time," Obama quipped, referring to the Secret Service detail that is a constant presence around his family.

"This is the main reason I ran for re-election," he joked in the light-hearted interview taped at the White House. "You know I'm going to have them covered for most of high school." Obama and his family left for a two-week holiday in Hawaii on Friday.

He and his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, have worked hard to keep their daughters out of the public eye as much as possible during his presidency.

"They're doing great, but they grow up so fast," Obama said in the interview.

Obama said he worries about "getting in the way of the girls just having a normal life" and said he has taught them to make good decisions about relationships.

"What I've told them before is, as long as that young man is showing you respect, and is kind to you, then I'm not going to be hovering over every second," he said.

"I think it's intimidating enough to be asking out the daughter of the president without me adding to that intimidation factor," he said. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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hollemantom December 22 2013 at 5:26 PM

A HUGE CROCK!!!!!!!!!

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cabinsmoke December 22 2013 at 9:43 PM

Surprised Obama doesn't let Father of the Year Clinton offer advice. Oh wait, maybe I'm not.

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sbmccabe77 December 22 2013 at 8:39 PM

If you like your boyfriends, you can keep them........

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bmitche December 22 2013 at 5:24 PM

Also, if the young man is wearing his pants down, send Bo in.

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James December 22 2013 at 10:51 PM

If he puts Kathleen Sebelius in charge of their social calendars, he won't have to worry about
them dating until they are in their 30's.

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kkishb1999 December 22 2013 at 4:15 PM

It should be: Don't force things down some ones throat. And above all, be honest

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baileysno1lala December 23 2013 at 2:01 AM

He has worries just like all of us with daughters! His girls have good parents and they will grow to be be wonderful young ladies....much like their mother!

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ectullis December 22 2013 at 6:14 PM

Never misses a photo op

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buddyboygabe ectullis December 22 2013 at 7:52 PM

yep! anything for the political gains, especially NOW, his credibility is so low and TOP 5 lying from this president and he owned 3.

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dave1marine December 22 2013 at 3:17 PM

Lets see here... "Men with guns following them", branches of the government that can track on any given minute, where and when a potential boy friend (or girl friend) as well as their parents were born, lived, income, how they live, and everything else down to what brand of toilet paper they use. It's all a given when it comes to the POTUS' children.
WHAT is the point of this article?

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venturamickey dave1marine December 22 2013 at 3:42 PM

right on dave the only advise he could give based on his condoning of gay marriage and abortion is do whatever the hell you want thats what I do in the white house.

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gosfnow December 22 2013 at 8:34 PM

they are now busy blowing a million or 2 on a hawaii vacation

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