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Obama daughters will pitch in with dog, do chores

There's no special treatment for the new first daughters when it comes to lending a hand and doing chores in the White House. In an interview with Barbara Walters, the Obamas said Sasha and Malia will help out with the dog and around the house.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Don't be surprised to see the new first daughters on doggie cleanup duty on the White House lawn once President-elect Barack Obama takes office.

In an interview with Barbara Walters broadcast yesterday on ABC, Obama and his wife, Michelle, said their young daughters 7-year-old Sasha and 10-year-old Malia will still have chores to do.

The Obamas long ago promised that the girls could get a dog after the election, but the family has not yet chosen what kind.

Obama pledged the family would “have a big, rambunctious dog of some sort.”

Besides scooping the lawn, the Obamas said the children will also help out around the house and do their homework.

Obama says daughter Malia has her eye on a special spot to write important papers — the desk in the Lincoln bedroom. Obama says Malia told him she thinks it will "inspire big thoughts."