Thursday, June 28, 2007

"Barack Obama's wife says she doesn't want daughters to be partiers"

The wife of Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama (ber-AHK' oh-BAH'-muh) says she's scaled back her professional work to campaign, to tend to her family and to ensure that the couple's two daughters don't grow up to be partiers.

In a speech to female campaign donors today, Michelle Obama didn't mention the current presidential daughters -- Jenna and Barbara Bush --- and their reputation for enjoying good times.

The campaign said she wasn't referring to the Bush twins, but the crowd made the connection.

Michelle Obama drew laughs by saying her two daughters wouldn't be "dancing on tabletops."

She says the campaign wants to show the country that family is important. She asked the crowd, "How do you lead if your own home isn't in order?"

The Obama's daughters are 8-year-old Malia and 6-year-old Sasha.



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