Chicago — President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, said their young daughters will still have to do chores in the White House, including picking up after their new puppy.
Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, will have to “scoop the poop,” the president-elect said in an interview with Barbara Walters broadcast Wednesday. “We’ve been talking to them about that. We don’t want litter on the White House lawns. They’re going to have to do their job.”
The Obamas long ago promised that the girls could get a dog after the election, but the family has not yet chosen what kind. Walters suggested one like her Havanese named Cha Cha.
The president-elect grimaced and said it sounded like a “little yappy dog,” the type that seems a little “girly.”
“We’re girls, we have a house full of girls,” his wife shot back.