WASHINGTON — Malia and Sasha Obama got a tour of their new White House 'mansion' from the President George W. Bush's twin daughters on Tuesday November 18, 2008 and checked out potential schools.
Jenna and Barbara Bush showed their rooms to Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, as they toured the residential areas of the White House with their mother at the invitation of first lady Laura Bush. The Obamas spent about an hour at the White House, said Sally McDonough, a spokeswoman for Laura Bush-- Reporters were not allowed in or around the property (no pictures taken and no video report).
Mrs. Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, was also with the group.
"The first lady graciously invited Mrs. Obama, her mother and the girls to visit what will be their new home," said Michelle Obama's spokeswoman, Katie McCormick Lelyveld. "Of course, Mrs. Obama greatly appreciated this invitation to provide an opportunity for the girls to feel at home and become comfortable in this transition process."
"Mrs Obama says that she wants to avoid significant changes to their life-style. The girls will still make their own beds, do their chores and pour their own cereal and milk. “But I couldn’t but help envisioning the girls running into their rooms and running down the hall - with a dog,” Mrs Obama told 60 Minutes.
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Here is a video of the girls at the Democratic Party National Convention in August 2008.