November 18th, 2008
04:10 PM ET
6 years ago

Michelle Obama, daughters to visit White House

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Soon-to-be first lady Michelle Obama will visit the White House Tuesday afternoon with her daughters, Malia and Sasha, according to First Lady Laura Bush's press secretary, Sally McDonough.

McDonough said Mrs. Bush had invited Mrs. Obama to visit the White House again when her daughters were available.


Filed under: Michelle Obama
soundoff (104 Responses)
  1. A Woman In California For Obama

    This is a good thing since they will be residing there soon.

    Obama is on the verge of disappointing a lot of his supporters (myself included). I am not surprised by his picks but WE wanted change. Keep on Obama with your Clinton administration and in 2012 it will be just that with no mention of your name.

    November 18, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  2. Gregory, San Antonio

    I'm sure the White House staff will actually be happy to have two little girls running through the halls.

    This country needs positive family examples so that morals and proper definitions can be made about what a family unit truly is in the traditional sense.

    November 18, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  3. Jeff

    Alright girls...pick out your rooms....

    No Malia, you cannot paint puppies on the wall in the Lincoln bedroom! :)

    November 18, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  4. what now

    OK.

    November 18, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  5. we need change, tx

    WHO CARES, I WILL SLEEP GOOD TONIGHT KNOWING THIS. GREAT ARTICLE ELAINE. HOW LONG TILL YOU GIVE US ANOTHER ARTICLE OF THIS CALIBUR? AWWWSSSOOOMMMMEEE.

    November 18, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  6. mena amma

    You go Michelle ! You are one smart cookie together with 2 beautiful well behaved children.
    God is good

    November 18, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  7. we need change, tx

    WAITING FOR ANOTHER AWSOME ARTICLE........ STILL HERE ELAINE...... ARE YOU AT YOUR COMPUTER?...... I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE WORK, MIGHT MISS SOMETHING YOU POST...........

    November 18, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  8. Proud Obama Supporter!

    Looks like its time to measure the drapes!

    Go Obama!

    November 18, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  9. Province of Saskatchewan Canada for Obama/Biden

    Wonderful news. The kids will adjust in time. Have fun Malia and Sasha with first Mom Michelle and President Obama

    November 18, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  10. David, Silver Spring, MD

    Hey, those kids need to be in school! No visits to the White House until Christmas break!

    November 18, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  11. And?

    How is this news? Can you please let these people live their lives?

    November 18, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  12. I vote for a person not a party

    Awesome the girls are going to be great FIRST DAUGHTERS

    November 18, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  13. Esperansa

    Alice in wonderland

    November 18, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  14. WELCOME TO THE OBAMA SHOW

    MORE IMPORTANT NEWS WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 18, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  15. Lissa

    So exciting to visit a new house in any case – but the White House? Can't wait to hear their reactions!

    November 18, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  16. laura

    AAwwww how cute!

    It would be really cool to learn about history ... living in the white house.

    November 18, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  17. CW

    This is news?????

    November 18, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  18. ET

    Why is the american tax payers letting Michelle's mother stay in the white house? Hillarys mother didn't stay there to help her child, Obama is acting like Bush, but in a different way, both think they're KINGS

    November 18, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  19. Jen, Cali

    we need change, tx November 18th, 2008 5:17 pm ET
    WAITING FOR ANOTHER AWSOME ARTICLE…….. STILL HERE ELAINE…… ARE YOU AT YOUR COMPUTER?…… I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE WORK, MIGHT MISS SOMETHING YOU POST………..
    _____________________________

    And there you have it a nutshell why the economy is in the tank - people are ripping off their employers all day long by spending time online instead of being productive contributors to their company. And then they complain that they aren't "prosperous."

    As for me, I'm retired. Worked hard and smart, put two kids through college, put money away for a rainy day - and I'm just fine!!!! I also honored my employers, who gave me work and opportunity - and never considered cheating like that person above.

    But trust me - what comes around goes around !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 18, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  20. Debra Hasan

    Great,

    November 18, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  21. Brett

    I think this is a fabulous event to have a young family in the White House! I can only imagine the girl's first impressions as they begin to realize it is real and not just a dream.

    November 18, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  22. thomas

    Let's hope Dick Cheney is not around to frighten the little ones.

    November 18, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  23. flourishgrace

    Being a US Presidents child must be the best and also the worst luck. Advantages but no more privacy again EVER!

    November 18, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  24. Rave

    To ET,
    For the mess that our current president created in terms of expenses and debt.... Obama could probably let a 1000 Americans per day in White House and finish his 2 terms by 2016 and it still wont cost a 1000th part of what they spent in just Iraq war alone.
    Go back and tell this to your Looser McCain

    November 18, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  25. Marcy, IN

    Dear ET,

    Mrs. Robinson won't be the first mother-in-law who stayed at the White House, Bess Truman's mother stayed there, as well as Franklin Roosevelt's mother.

    Also, what first lady had children as young as these kids? We haven't had kids this young since Caroline. Amy Carter was one child. So I think Mrs. Obama needs her mother and the kids need their grandmother. There are 16 rooms in the family quarters and surely they can let her stay in one of them. I'd much rather have her than somebody who "pays" to stay in the Lincoln bedroom, as they did with Bill Clinton.

    Michelle will be a better first lady, knowing her kids are with her mother. I don't blame the Obamas one bit for moving her in that house.

    November 18, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
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