Malia, Sasha Ready to Babysit: Obama
If first daughters need pocket money, they can earn it
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2010 4:20 PM CDT
Malia and Sasha Obama walk from Air Force One to Marine One after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., from a weekend family vacation in Maine Sunday, July 18, 2010.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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(Newser) – Malia Obama turned 12 on the 4th of July, and sister Sasha is 9, so they're just about old enough to bring in some money, their dad says. "They're getting an allowance," President Obama tells ABC, without specifying an amount—presumably they've gotten a raise since their.$1-a-week stipends caused a stir on the campaign trail in 2008. "They're starting to get old enough where they may be able earn some money babysitting."

They'd probably be in great demand, too—as AFP notes, both sitters would come complete with their own Secret Service details. But they might not be up on the latest TV shows, because they're not allowed to watch on weekdays.