Obama Choosing Daughters Over Gridiron Dinner

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2009 8:07 PM CDT
Sasha, bottom, and Malia, top, step off Marine One March 8.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – It looks like President Obama would rather spend time with his daughters than make a fool of himself. Fishbowl DC reports that Obama will be the first president since Grover Cleveland to skip the annual Gridiron Dinner, an affair in which Washington reporters and politicians—the president included—do song-and-dance skits. This year's dinner is March 21, which coincides with spring break for Sasha and Malia. The Obamas plan to be in Chicago.