Obama Calls Malia’s New Braces Good ‘Because She Was Starting To Look Too Old’

By Alex Pepper

Jul 8, 2010 4:32pm

From Sunlen Miller and Clayton Sandell

Malia Obama might be a little mad at her dad when he gets home tomorrow from his overnight trip to Missouri and Nevada. Her dad said that her new braces are a good thing, because she was starting to look too old.

“I don’t have teenagers yet Malia just turned 12,” Obama told the crowd, “She’s my baby.  Even though she’s 5’9″ now she’s still my baby.  And she just got braces which is good because you know she looks like a kid.  She was getting you know she was starting to look too old.”

The president brought up his oldest daughter, who just turned 12 on the 4th of July, during a campaign speech for Robin Carnahan in Kansas City. The president stopped himself and then added, “But, I digress,” and got back to his speech.

On another family note from today’s duel fundraisers, the president divulged that backstage before the event he met one of his cousins that he had not ever met before.

“Just met a cousin I never met before. I did. Nice person, nice family,” the president said, reminding the crowd that his mother was from Kansas.

The White House does not have the permission to give out the name of the president’s cousin – but they confirm that it was a “distant cousin” from Kansas who came in for the event, and took a picture with the president.

-Sunlen Miller and Clayton Sandell

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