Sen. Barack Obama has responded to the criticism over parading his young daughters in front of the cameras. Speaking to Matt Lauer in a "Today" interview this morning, Obama told Lauer that the days of granting media access to his children are over forever. "We won't do it again," he said.

I won't go into a lengthy "I told you so" speech. I think Obama acknowledged his error when he said he and wife Michelle got "caught up in the moment". Though I'm not sure how they got "caught up in the moment" when it was a pre-arranged interview. But whatever.

  • cupcakes

    Barack must have been on your Blog Sandra....LOL!!

  • Sharonda

    Well if you love your daughters that much I really don't see the problem.How ass backward is America, really.

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    Sandra, if i'm not mistaken, i read it was an impromptu interview. They were at a birthday party and were asked for an interview with the whole family. It kills u to see a black, successful, happy family with morals & no priors

  • cupcakes

    @mocha - watch the tone.....u dont want to be blocked. teehee!!!

  • Terry .W

    With all the haters in the world who will say anything to make a buck and get viewership by turning something so innocent into what its not- I really dont blame him - Barack the vote!

  • browni007

    I dont blqame him the media is going to attack and they are two young to experience it and I dont see the need. Once you open that book you are open to criticism...

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    sorry, but I think when he said "caught up in the moment," he meant they were having a good time & wanted to show the public that his family isnt above anyone else. They like to have fun with their kids & celebrate things like any normal family. I dont find anything wrong with that or how his daughter spoke & carried themselves. Michelle looks like she would have slapped Ms Malia if she got outta line

  • brwnsugga4you

    ^^^^mocha...that's your last comment for the day...we want to see you back here in the morning with the mimosa's in hand okay hun??? you know sandra is not feeling well today..and her finger might get trigger happy...hugs & kisses ^^^^

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    I came over here specifically for this story. When I saw it on CNN I knew it would be here. Thanks Sandra.

    You don't have anything to say I told you so about. You didn't say they shouldn't have done the interview, you said Malia was grown. This is the problem I have with Barack. He doesn't stand firm. He seems to change with the wind for no apparent reason. The interview was absolutely adorable and I enjoyed seeing his little ladies. Why is he apologizing? What did they do wrong? If he is elected I pray he isn't this spineless in office.

    As for keeping his kids out of the spotlight, that is not even realistic. He did it as long as he could, but at some point we were going to hear from the little ladies. Other than president Ford I am familiar with all of the children of all of the presidents in my lifetime because they have no choice, but to be in the media. Chelsea Clinton and Amy Carter were both children when their father's were president and I don't recall anyone thinking it was heinous child abuse to get an interview with them. Maybe the mainstream media is just pissed that Barack went with an entertainment show.

    Once again I am disappointed in my baby daddy's lack of backbone.

  • http://www.smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    Obama should have just ignored all the old hags and ignored this non-story. So wack.

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    Unfortunately, he didnt realize how nasty & indignant people can be with no regard. Especially when it comes to black children. He kept his kids outta the limelight just like Usher did for this reason. How can u accept people calling ur child names & there's really nothing u can do?

  • http://www.smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    I agree, Bird -- he had NOTHING to apologize for. He should have, instead, said how proud he was of his daughter. I do want him to stand firm a bit more.

  • London Marie

    I dont know what happened, so i'm sitting here like ???

  • JustSayin

    I'm sorry..What exactly is it you "told us"..

    JustSayin

  • http://www.myspace.com/hune916 HunE916

    MOCHAMOMMY Says:

    Unfortunately, he didnt realize how nasty & indignant people can be with no regard. Especially when it comes to black children. He kept his kids outta the limelight just like Usher did for this reason. How can u accept people calling ur child names & there’s really nothing u can do?
    _____________________________________________

    I think you said it right there! I didn't think he was backpedalling or changing with the wind, he did what a parent does: whatever needs to be to protect your children. They are young and he doesn’t want them to be up for public scrutiny and ridicule!

    Of course everyone blew the interview out of proportion. It was fun and innocent. I personally appreciated it because it gave us a glimpse into their family values and how they raise their children.

    I feel him. Cause next time they talk sh!t about their kids, Michelle just might have to slap someone!

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    HunE916
    I feel him. Cause next time they talk sh!t about their kids, Michelle just might have to slap someone!
    *************************************
    The unfortunate thing about this is that a lotta scrutiny was done over the internet. How can u slap everyone who has an opinion & a computer?

  • ThatCarmen

    All American Family; Love them!

  • ThatCarmen

    ^^^ the new (hehehehehehehehee) All American Family

  • katgirl33

    cupcakes Says:

    Barack must have been on your Blog Sandra….LOL!!
    ____________________________________________________________

    Me too Cupcakes! LOL LOL LOL I believe he is one of our Sandra Rose brothers incognito.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    HunE916

    If he wants to protect them from the spotlight, he will have to drop out of the race and wait until they are grown before he runs again. He can't protect them. I recall people being very critical of Chelsea's looks when she was a child. What can you do? Idiots will be idiots. You can't cowtow to them. Screw them and man up.

    While I certainly thought it was strange not one single person said word one about the fact that Chelsea took a leave of absence from her ridiculously high paying job to join her mother's campaign at a point when she had no chance of catching up to Barack. So why are they complaining that Barack's cuties did one interview in 18 months of campaigning?

  • brenden

    Too bad he crumbled to the pressure. He's being a people pleaser like all candidates. Dont want to piss off anyone before the election. It's all rather silly, yet that's politics for you. Folks complained about him granting an entertainment program access to his children, yet as someone on this very blog mentioned the bush daughters were boozing it up and whoring it out without that same access. Meaning you're damned if you do, damned if you don't (on so many different levels). If he doesn't grant access people will say he's over protective, non relateable as they said he was during the primaries. Hilary was shown drinking beer with prospective voters...It was easier to relate to her so they said. Here this man opened his home to let us have a glimpse at not just the candidate, but also his family and he's shunned for it. You can't win over everybody, which is why he should have stood firm by his first decision...

  • katgirl33

    I think that the Presidency is becoming more of a reality to him and his family...that's what I think he was talking about when he said he got caught up in the moment.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Shoot if he had come over here or even to the CNN blog I read last night, he would not have back peddled. America had his back on this. All of the comments on Sandra Rose were supportive of Barack and his family. Not one single comment was in agreement with Sandra. CNN has way too many comments, but the dozens that I did read were also supportive. The only dissenters were people who said, "why is this news?" or "his family might be sweet but he so and so and so," pertaining to his stance on issues or his former drug use or whatever. As a matter of fact Sandra is the only person out of hundreds of comments that I read and news stories I watched that had anything negative to say about the children.

  • MAJAHINEVERYWAY

    He's not doing it again because of America's over analyzing everything. It is sad, but this is just the beginning of what is to come for him being that he is black and the front runner. The Senator is being criticized for supposedly giving his formal nomination speech at a football arena. I was blessed with the opportuniy to attend his town hall meeting here in Atlanta. YES WE CAN!

  • katgirl33

    I also think that they (whoever that is..Republicans maybe?) are going to find whatever they can to paint him in a bad light...if it's through his wife, so be it, kids, of no consequence to them....

    Just like that spotlight is on him, it's really on the entire family.....he will never be able to get them out the spotlight...I mentioned in the other post how they did Jimmy Carter's daughter (who was similar in age to Barack's kids) when he was President....If Barack wins, the kids will be the first little ones in the White House since Carter...over 30 years ago.

  • http://FreshFromTheStreetz.blogspot.com Zuley

    I feel so sorry for Barack if he gets in office. Black people will and can never be satisfied no matter what this man does there will still be black people that will have something slick to say like Sandra. I really feel some black people think it will be just smooth sailing if he gets in office and will expect the worlld from this man. I would hate to be in his shoes trying to run a country and keep black people happy at the same time. It's impossible. SMDH poor poor Barack!

  • katgirl33

    MAJAHINEVERYWAY Says:

    The Senator is being criticized for supposedly giving his formal nomination speech at a football arena.

    ____________________________________________________________

    Hey Maja, I didn't know that....maybe they are hating on Barack b/c he is being compared to JFK...He also gave his speech in an arena.

  • katgirl33

    Sorry for the typo Majah! :)

  • http://TheBeatniksCelebrityGossip.com Seattle Slim

    What's the problem? Damned Chelsea was all over the tv when her dad was running. I wish he would stand up for himself more. He will be second guessed everyday as president. Toughen up

  • katgirl33

    Bird said:

    Once again I am disappointed in my baby daddy’s lack of backbone.

    LMAO Bird....I caught the concubine comment too on the other post...LMAO you a trip!

  • ggouch

    MOCHA, WELL FU.King said. BIRD! WELL WELL SAID! BRENDEN, People pleaser? or realizing he most rethink putting his children in the line of fire to the best of his ability? He wont be able to protect them from everything like most parents, but when and if he can...? MAJAHINEVERYWAY, you are so right...this is only the beginning.

    SMOKIE!! are lil undercover millitant!! loving you. (that was owed to you from another post)

  • Imalover

    Bird, I think this time Obama was expressing regret and not necessarily apoligizing to anyone. During an interview a while back, Obama made is very clear that his family was off limits when he said, "... they can say whatever they want to say about me, about my track record. If they think they are going to try to make Michelle an issue in the campaigne - they should be careful, because that I find unacceptable. The notion that you start attacking my wife or my family...". I'm not at all surprised by his reaction. Actual interview below:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZY6WLKGkJY

  • MissR2008

    Well, Sandra got her wish.... She's been mentioned on CNN....Maybe that was the point of all the erratic comments spewed by her in regards to the interview and Sasha being "too grown"...CONGRATS SANDRA! Mission Accomplished!

  • tiffanikitti

    I totally agree with BIRD.

    Sandra's comments and Barack's decision are two totally DIFFERENT issues. I’m offended that Ms. Rose plays us as if we aren’t intelligent enough to distinguish between the two. “I hate to say I told you so"...You told us that a 10 year old well spoken, personable, BLACK FEMALE child shouldn’t be well spoken or personable. However, you post a picture of a BLACK FEMALE child with her stomach hanging out...You are a walking contradiction! And it’s disgusting to say the least.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    I'm a freaking idiot man. I just noticed that John McCain ad on this post. Either Sandra put it there on her own becasue she is a McCain supporter or the McCain campaign has paid for ad space on Sandra's site. Either way, the impartial Obama posts that we used to get on this site are a thing of the past.

    I was tempted to write to the Obama campaign and tell them about the ad on this black site and let them know they should have their own ad, but since the vast majority of Sandra's readers appear to be Obama supporters it would be a waste of money form him to pay for ad space here. It's also a waste of time for from McCain as far as my vote is concerned because my answer to the question in the ad is YES. That old white man belief that we are better than people who disagree with us is way out of pocket. They have some kind of mental block that makes them think that it will ever be possible to mend those relationships while looking down on the leaders of countries who disagree with us and refusing to even speak to them.

    I'm on to you Sandra. It's all good. At least I now know why you have suddenly started attacking Barack.

  • ThatCarmen

    I love you Bird!

  • ThatCarmen

    hahahaha John McCain is waisting his money on this site because it has been obvious from today alone that people on this site are mostly Obama supporters or simply wont be voting at all..... Spend your money where it can be converted!!!! Not happening here!!!!

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    Bird, I have a very important question to ask u and I dont want u to hold anything back under any circumstances.... Ready???

    Will u please be my blog wife? I love ur political views and the way u articulate urself!!! Sandra has a new view... "Stir up some controversy, get some hits and make money." I think she sold her soul :(

  • tiffanikitti

    @ Bird eye spy super spy...

    Well knock me down and call me Suzie

    SMH

  • Sharonda

    I feel so sorry for Barack if he gets in office. Black people will and can never be satisfied no matter what this man does there will still be black people that will have something slick to say like Sandra.

    ^Now that, is true.I think if he was to be in there,some will be satisfied and some will not-black,white whoever.I don't know why people all on his d**k when his wife is the only one who should be riding that.If his kids were "un-proper like," people will complain about how he raised his kids, and I see that now if your kid is smart, people still complain about his kids.Can't satisfy nobody.

  • brwnsugga4you

    Bird says:I was tempted to write to the Obama campaign and tell them about the ad on this black site and let them know they should have their own ad, but since the vast majority of Sandra’s readers appear to be Obama supporters it would be a waste of money form him to pay for ad space here.

    ~~~just a side note..i voted for hillary~~~

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    MOCHAMOMMY Says:

    Sandra has a new view… “Stir up some controversy, get some hits and make money.” I think she sold her soul :(
    ***********************************************************

    Seeing as you appear to be reading my mind you can be my blog daughter or niece (I assume I am older than you). Mama can't do the wifey thing. ;)

    Seriously though, when I saw that add words like traitor and treason and sellout came to mind. If Sandra changed her stance because of McCain's money, I'm highly disappointed. I can't believe she would attack a child for money. If she is simply a McCain supporter then that is cool. She has every right to support whatever candidate she wants. But based on her love of strippers and other occupations where people degrade themselves and others for a buck I'm inclined to believe this is about money for her.

  • tiffanikitti

    Purchasing power & Brain power

    I will not allow something or someone I totally disagree with become a lil' bit richer off my dime & time is one thing you can't get back.

    BIRD start a blog...You'll have a following...

  • katgirl33

    Bird Says:

    I’m a freaking idiot man. I just noticed that John McCain ad on this post. Either Sandra put it there on her own becasue she is a McCain supporter or the McCain campaign has paid for ad space on Sandra’s site.
    ____________________________________________________________

    Fortunately, my job blocks them bogish azz ads....LMAO I'm still with CupCakes in saying Barack been on this site...LOL

  • katgirl33

    Ooh wee Sandra,

    Please don't tell me you sold your soul to McCain.....

  • Sharonda

    I didn't even catch the Ad you mentioned it Bird.Paid for by John McCain?Well, well well ,lol

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    brwnsugga4you Says:

    ~~~just a side note..i voted for hillary~~~
    *****************************************************

    There's nothing wrong with that. I was undecided for a very long time before deciding I liked Edwards. It wasn't until after he dropped out that I threw my support behind Barack (he was always my baby daddy though). And get this, I'm a registered Republican, I am not against the Iraq war and it irritates me to no end that Barack is not a veteran. I took a long look at McCain. I considered his age, but the fact that his mother is still alive made me feel better about that. The only reason I am not voting for him is because he is knee deep in special interest money and he always has been. Hell he even married rich.

  • PAGESINADIARY

    IT REALLY WASNT THAT BAD. THE MEDIA HAS TOOK IT AND RAN WITH IT!!!

  • starr

    Once again, the media focuses on little things, and lose foucs of the big picture. This is why part of me thinks that no matter who gets in office, things will just remain stagnant. This shouldn't of even been a story.....let a lone an issue

  • ThatCarmen

    Introduction: Everyone take your seats....

    John McCain meet the SR family. Mainly black folks who come from all walks of life and entertained daily by the devil's advocate auntie, Ms. Sandra Rose, who loves to throw things out in e-space to make us have sometimes serious and sometimes playful conversations.

    SR Family meet Mr. John McCain:
    In 2000: He ran against Bush tax cuts, now he is for making them permanent.
    In 2005: He wrote an immigration bill with Kennedy, now he won't vote for his own bill.
    He publicly came out against torture, but in Feb 2008 voted against the torture ban.
    In 2000 he was ambivalent about abortion by making comments it should be a state matter, but now he's against it.
    He was for public finance reform, but has broken existing laws on it during this campaign.
    He voted against healthcare for children.
    He publicly said he doesn't know much about the economy and his proposed plan is the same as Bush's. Same thing with healthcare, he proposes no changes.
    He has the lowest record from veteran affairs because he repeatedly votes against their benefits -- he won't even support the new bipartisan GI-bill, yet publicly described the new bill in detail as things he is for (he does that alot, says he is for this and that, but actually votes against it).
    He got a lot of attention for his anti-lobbyist stances, yet he has more lobbyists on his campaign then all the other candidates that have run in this race on both sides combined
    He has an awful temper has literally attacked associates verbally and physically.
    He has called asians g**ks in public.
    He has made statements about being in Iraq for 100 years, sang little songs like Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran.
    He once said that christian evangelists were agents of intolerance, now he's sought after endorsements from people like Rev Hagee and Rev Parsley who speak so much hate it's unreal -- saying things like America was founded as a Christian Nation to wipe out Islam. I'd say during a time of war with predominantly muslim countries is a pretty scary security threat considering his pro-war and anti-diplomacy tactics.
    I could go on and on. Everything he once stood for that got him the title of 'maverick', he's now against. So whether you liked him as the liberal republican or the conservative cow-toe he is today, no one likes a crazy mean, flip-flopper.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hune916 HunE916

    MOCHAMOMMY Says:

    The unfortunate thing about this is that a lotta scrutiny was done over the internet. How can u slap everyone who has an opinion & a computer?
    *************************************

    It's called a Virtual Bitch Slap! :o lol

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Sandra,

    You know I am a bleeding heart. You have taken a lot of heat yesterday and today and I just feel like I need to tell you that I still love you girl. While I rarely agree with your views the fact is you post topics that I want to discuss more than any other site. It's not all about entertainment here. You get into politics, current events and so on. No other black site is doing that.

    So while we may be biting your head off for selling your soul to the devil (again) the fact remains you are the best at this blog thing. We all make mistakes. Keep your head up sweety.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hune916 HunE916

    ^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^
    It’s called a Virtual B!tch Slap! (damn censor!)

  • http://www.myspace.com/hune916 HunE916

    Bird Says:

    Sandra,

    You know I am a bleeding heart. You have taken a lot of heat yesterday and today and I just feel like I need to tell you that I still love you girl....the fact remains you are the best at this blog thing. We all make mistakes. Keep your head up sweety.
    ___________________________________________________

    To summarize:

    Sandra,

    PLEASE DON'T REVOKE MY PRIVILEGES FOR ACTING UP!

    :p lmao!

  • http://www.smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    Everything Sandra writes is tied to advertisement. EVERYTHING. She has no real opinion. If Beyonce gave a piece of a d@mn about this site and dropped some advertising money in Sandra's lap, she'd be praised and lauded as well.

  • brenden

    Hi thatcarmen. Thanks for the info.lol. I was familiar with a few of those things but most of it is news to me. (insert surprised smiley face)lol

  • ThatCarmen

    Brenden^^ i thought that since John McCain had some advertisement on here, we should know a little bit more about him ... :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    HunE916

    I have been disagreeing with Sandra vehemently for over two years and even boycotted the site for several months a year or so ago because of the intense hatred and she has never cut me off. I'm not worried about that. As crazy as we like to think Sandra is I am not aware she has ever banned anyone for disagreeing with her. When she opened registration a couple of months ago there were a whole bunch of ignorant comments for a while, but as you can now see ALL of those people have been cut off. That is why I know she is not dumb. I think what Smoke said is true. Break Sandra off on some dough and she will like you. I remeber Jay Z had an add on this site and Sandra posted positive stories on him during that time and we know she doesn't like Jay.

    My words are sincere. I would be severely traumatized if I was insulted repeatedly by a group of people that I respected even if I deserved it. I just wanted to let Sandra know its all love and she already knows beyond the shadow of a doubt that this is my favorite blog. That's real.

  • bklynchick

    The thing I like about this blog is all the different opinions people have. With that being said I understand what Obama is trying to do. Nobody knows how being apart of of a world where everything you say is taking into another atmosphere. Until you step into his shoes then you will not understand how he wants to protect his family. Yes, he is stron enough and has a back bone. He is the backbone of his family and that's all he really needs to be. Because at the end of the day his wife and daughters will stick by him even when the world isn't. Everybody knows how cruel the world can be!! OBAMA YA'LL!!!!

  • Imalover

    Sandrarose.com just received national coverage on CNN during the Wolf Blitzer show. They were talking about the publics reaction to the Obama girls during the interview and his regret thereof. They then showed Sandra's page and highlighted the "Too Grown" portion. Sandra your obnixious blogging finally paid off, huh?

  • Imalover

    BTW, Sandra I would have been happy and proud of you had this national exposure been due to you saying something uplifting and positive. Instead, you got blasted on CNN for making a ridiculous and hurtful statement about a 10 year old... Good Job Sandra.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Imalover,

    See that's what I mean. Her comments about Miss Malia were waaaaaay out of line and likely done because of McCain ad money. We ripped her to shreds over it and now she has been ripped on a national level. She deserved it. She really did. Does that make me feel good about how that would effect her emotionally? No. I have NEVER liked Gyant on SOHH, but when Sandra tore into him I felt horrible even though he damn sure deserved it.

    My hope is that Sandra will learn that just because people pay her for ads doesn't mean she needs to kiss their a$$es and go overboard.

  • ThatCarmen

    ^^^^ Good thing is that hopefully, many people will come to this site now and read our support of him and his family and the wonderful job it seems he is doing with his daughters. :) People may come wanting to read the negative words as expressed by Sandra and be surprised at the overwhelming opposition to her opinion. So, its a nice Obama ad all together in the end.

  • http://www.stylishmoms.net Nina

    Sandra's site was on CNN? Sandra's writing is tied to ads??

    Where have I been??? I hate that SR is blocked at my job...I find out ish sooooo late in the day.

  • hellava10

    I slipped away for a few moments and missed the conversation, I had to go back and watch it for myself. I am SOOOO glad they are showing an INTACT black family and she speaks like she has some sense. A far cry from "just wanting to do hood rat stuff".

    PS - The almighty dollar isn't worth the headache MOST of the time.

  • http://www.reppingbeantown.com Angella

    I found this very funny that you would have found something negative to say about Obama and his finally. After all Sandra, that is what you do and very good at it might I add.

  • http://www.reppingbeantown.com Angella

    ooops! I mean to write Family...

  • http://umysis.com ms.kimba412

    GoogleAds pushes advertising to a site based on it's content - that explain's the McCain ads. for two days I had McCain ads on my sidebar, and Obama ads between posts.

    I love me some Obama, and I thought little Malia was adorable! I'm disappointed - but not becaue Obama back-pedaled: I'd just love to hear his children speak again. They're delightful!

    Hey, Angella!

  • http://umysis.com ms.kimba412

    oops!
    *uses personal spellcheck*
    explains
    because

  • http://www.reppingbeantown.com Angella

    Hey Ms.Kimba412...I know I know..don't make fun of me LOL!

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    ms.kimba412 Says:

    GoogleAds pushes advertising to a site based on it’s content - that explain’s the McCain ads. for two days I had McCain ads on my sidebar, and Obama ads between posts.
    **********************************************************

    Thanks for that info. I was talking to my friend about it and told her I thought it was very strange that the McCain ads were only in the Obama posts. I guess Barack doesn't have a GoogleAd.

    Sandra,

    I apologize for accusing you of maligning Malia for money. I guess you just really feel that way.

  • Imalover

    Bird,

    Girl, I really wish you could have seen it, hopefully they'll show it again on Anderson Cooper 360. Sadly, I'm afraid that if your theory is correct, and she has indeed sold her soul to the devil, she will never learn her lesson because she's incapable of comprehending the lessson. I hope she's just a victim of being an "attention seeking whore" as she puts it when referring to others. If she allowed herself to be led by the strings of some covert GOP conspiracy... she's more pathetic than I originally concluded. It was so not a good look for her on CNN - it was equivalent to an ignorant Rush Limbaugh moment.

  • brwnsugga4you

    Imalover Says:

    Sandrarose.com just received national coverage on CNN during the Wolf Blitzer show. They were talking about the publics reaction to the Obama girls during the interview and his regret thereof. They then showed Sandra’s page and highlighted the “Too Grown” portion. Sandra your obnixious blogging finally paid off, huh?

    ~~~~so sandra has finally reached all of america!!!~~~~i'm a little puzzled by the mccain ad on here...~~~~

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    I'm watching CNN now and I love David Gergen. He is always so real. I've also been feeling Al Sharpton for the last year or so. He seems to have matured. I don't always support what he is fighting for, but he presents himself much better than he used to.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    By the way, my friend told me she read about the Sandra Rose/Barack story on another site so I Googled it. When I Googled "sandra rose obama" the first site that popped up had the audicity to quote me and halfway diss me at that. I was highly offended and felt violated. I don't know those people. Sandra may drive me crazy from time to time, but it didn't feel good to have a site use me to insult her. I could NEVER be a celebrity or even a popular blogger for that matter. They all take more heat than I could handle. Thank God I no longer link to my personal MySpace page on blogs anymore. I like a little annonymity on the web.

  • Ladyy

    BTW, Sandra I would have been happy and proud of you had this national exposure been due to you saying something uplifting and positive. Instead, you got blasted on CNN for making a ridiculous and hurtful statement about a 10 year old… Good Job Sandra.
    -------------------------

    It's ashame isn't it! Sandra your just so disappoing for this. As if the media doesn't already nitpick at every little thing Barack does, you sandra just had to become apart of the problem. Next time why don't you become apart of the solution & not be so over-analytical, over-judgemental, over-critical & unfair in your opinions. The Obamas don't deserve this level of scrutiny over something so simplistic as a family interview. This is just pathetic.

  • buttercup24

    He shouldn't be apologizing. Why shouldn't he parade his beautiful family around? What is the problem? If we never saw his family people would be calling him a deadbeat dad. Some people are never satisfied!

  • LADYTEA

    I understand the Senator.. he's talking about all the back lash!!! even from you SANDRA!! no one can ever just give props!! he daughter is very intelligent, articulate and bright.. and what does everyone do, go to the left and see everything but that!! people, peop[le people...

  • http://www.myspace.com/millyly milly

    CNN wow! I still believe or know President Barack Obama will make the best decisions at the end, I also feel he only apologized because as a parent your #1 concern is to protect your children, and since you cant win for losing he will not be putting them under scrutiny again.

  • shunda

    I do not at all feel Malia was too grown. However, I do firmly believe some of the things Sandra says are just to get us talking. It works. We discuss issues we never would face to face. We are all protected by this blog. For that I thank Sandra but in no way do I agree with her comments about Malia.

  • http://www.myspace.com/spiceandmusicqueen08 pyt_504

    milly Says:

    CNN wow! I still believe or know President Barack Obama will make the best decisions at the end, I also feel he only apologized because as a parent your #1 concern is to protect your children, and since you cant win for losing he will not be putting them under scrutiny again
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    WELL SAID! AND ITS EVEN SAD WHEN YOU GOT OUR OWN "GROWN" PEOPLE TALKING SMACK ABOUT A 10 YEAR OLD!

    So if she was a slang talking. hoochie dressing child who couldnt put a subject and a verb together.. you would still be talking spack about that! Give that child her praise! That is the new face of the AMERICAN FAMILY!!!! stop with all the damn hating!

  • ggouch

    tiffanikitti Says:

    BIRD start a blog…You’ll have a following…
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    Yes, she absolutely would

  • kalvonel

    Wow! After Bird, I really don't have anything to add to this discussion. It makes me proud beyond measure to see so many intelligent black women voicing their views. To me; You ladies represent the best. Sandra should be praised if just for providing such a medium for us.

  • licia

    i agree with the majority. although i don't agree with him apologizing for anything , i can certainly understand that he wants to protect his kids from this type of foolishness. for the life of me i can't understand how a cute interview turned into this mess.

    i also agree about bird needing a blog.