Obama Girls Hoped for Jonas Bros, Got Dad Instead

Mom's "surprise" was "Daddy" instead of rockers
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Aug 28, 2008 11:33 AM CDT
Sasha Obama, 7, blows a kiss to her dad, while he addresses the gathering via satellite at the Democratic National Convention in Denver Monday night.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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(Newser) – Malia and Sasha Obama had hoped that a surprise visit Monday night after their mom’s convention speech was from someone with a little more rock-star quality than their dad, CNN reports. “Is it the Jonas Brothers?” 10-year-old Malia asked when Michelle Obama leaned down on stage to tell the girls “I’ve got a surprise for you.”

“In the end she felt that Daddy was a decent second choice,” Michelle Obama told supporters the next day. Barack Obama has said the Jonas Brothers “seem wholesome enough” and that his daughters were disappointed they’d miss their Chicago performance while at the convention.