Sasha and Malia Dolls Not OK, Says First Lady

I wonder how long it will be before limited collection Malia and Sasha dolls are selling for thousands on Ebay. On the other hand, I can certainly understand why First Lady Michelle is feeling a little protective. From CNN Politics.com blogs (which by the way are powered by WordPress:)

WASHINGTON (CNN)  They’ve been in the White House less than a week, but the first daughters have already been co-opted by marketers  and Michelle Obama isn’t happy about it.

Ty, the toy company responsible for the popular Beanie Babies dolls, is now marketing “Sweet Sasha” and “Marvelous Malia” dolls.

The first lady’s office said Friday Ty was out of line.  “We feel it is inappropriate to use young private citizens for marketing purposes,” said a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama in a statement.

People over the on CNN blog are already swearing off TY toys forever. Expect a “Boycott TY Toys” Facebook page to be circulating shortly.

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4 responses

  1. I have to agree-the President and First Lady are public figures-not their minor children.

  2. Amen to that, Joe. Michelle’s mother is moving into the White House to help keep things normal for the children. Every child has the work of growing up, no matter who their parents are.

  3. It is unbelievable that a toy company that caters to children is using children, without permission I might add, for their marketing purposes. Perhaps this is their idea of stimulating the economy. This is a very poor and inappropiate choice to entice consumers.

  4. Nancy-I couldn’t imagine the pressure of being the President’s kid.It kind of robs one’s childhood no matter what good-intentioned efforts are made to avoid it.Having Grandma around is a good idea.
    Makes me glad I was a machine operator’s kid.

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