White House: Leave Malia and Sasha Alone on Martha’s Vineyard


Now that the president has departed to join his wife and daughters for a ten-day vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has issued a plea to the media and local residents:

"Just to reiterate: It is our strong hope and desire that you all, during this family vacation, will respect the privacy of 8-year-old Sasha and 11-year-old Malia Obama. This is a strong request by the First Family ... If the girls are out and about on Martha's Vineyard without their parents, it is our strong desire that you give them their space and their privacy and you don't cover two little girls who are on vacation ... and are not public figures."

Okay, okay, we can probably contain ourselves to leave them alone if they're with Barack or Michelle. But we can't make any promises about what will happen if they're with Bo.

Related: Read Touré's New York feature: Black and White on Martha's Vineyard