Malia and Sasha Obama: Wooing the American Girls
Back off Billy Ray Cyrus, please don’t turn the Obama girls into another cover for Vanity Fair
-Mary Beth Sammons
Whoa… “Billy Boy!!!” Billy Ray Cyrus, the father of Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus, announced on Access Hollywood that President-elect Barack Obama‘s two young daughters “probably will” accept an invite to appear on the popular Disney Channel Show.
Mama Bear Michelle – quick! Pull in the reins on this runaway cowboy who wants to take Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7 on the same dizzying and inappropriate ride he saddled his own daughter up for: From good girl teen idol to Vanity Fair semi-nude cover girl.
The Hyde Park girls’ transformation into American princesses certainly would make a real-life, inspiring addition to the American Girl series. But, sadly, as Billy Ray reminds us, leaving Chicago for the 135-room White House will mean dismantling the protective cocoon the Obama parents have built around their young daughters.
Hopefully, with their mother’s help, the First Daughters will learn to adjust so their father can concentrate on helping run the country, and not fielding tabloid reporters. Michelle already has a reputation as a fiercely attentive mother, and we’re betting she will apply the same scrutiny to her daughters’ transition into Washington.
Note to Billy Ray: “Radiance” and “Rosebud” are Malia’s and Sasha’s Secret Service code names, not prospective, (we don’t even want to go there) titles. Let’s hope the Obamas can keep the girls safely ensconced in the Rose Garden and away from Hollywood predators who want to turn them into dress up dolls.