The First Puppy has made his White House debut on Tuesday among a gaggle of photogs snapping Portuguese water dog Bo Obama, the President, First Lady Michelle and First Daughters Malia and Sasha.
“I love him,” Malia Obama, 10, said of her 6-month old pup. “He’s perfect.”
But scene-stealer Sasha, 7, called him out on his one flaw: “He doesn’t know how to swim!”
President Obama was obviously impressed with Bo–a gift from Sen. Edward Kennedy–said, “He’s a star. He’s got star quality.” But no matter how intrigued, the president, when asked where Bo will sleep, answered, “Not with me.”
After pursuing his White Castle craving on the big screen and committing suicide on Fox’s House on Monday, Kal Penn has landed a role in the Obmam administration as the Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison.
“I was incredibly honored a couple of months ago to get the opportunity to go work in the White House, Penn told EW.com. “I got to know the President and some of the staff during the campaign and had expressed interest in working there…They do outreach with the American public and with different organizations…It’s similar to what I was doing on the campaign.
The Jersey born Indian actor whose real name is Kalpen Suresh Modi was a member of Obama’s National Arts Policy Committee and a surrogate for the Obama presidential campaign in 2008.
Barack Obama has been elected the 44th President of the United States, making him the first African-American elected to the office in our nation’s history.
Obama made his debut on the national stage only four years ago as the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention and went on to become a U.S. senator for Illinois. Energizing the Democratic party and a new generation of voters, Obama (a political rock star himself) has nabbed the support of celebs like Oprah and political heavyweights like Edward Kennedy and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
While his grandmother Madelyn Dunham’s recent death and his breaking off from his pastor Jeremiah Wright have been huge personal blows for the 47-year-old politician, Obama will have the opportunity to share this momentous occasion with his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha.
Naomi Campbell, the first black model to grace the covers of British & French Vogue, may be a Brit by nationality–but she’s an American for Barack Obama at heart!
“I know that I am blessed – but there is always scope for change and improvement,” the 38-year-old supermodel told The Times. “Obama is for change, and I really hope he wins – let’s paint the White House black.”
Campbell, who has had multiple run-ins with the law due to her abrupt anger and infamous cellphone slinging, also said of her somewhat changed ways: “I have learnt – I am learning, I should say, not to be provoked. But if someone insults me, I’m still going to defend myself. I don’t take good to racial insults…”
Speaking of race, the groundbreaking beauty says of diversity in the modeling world, “My gut instinct is to keep women of colour out there whether I’m still in fashion or not. I’ll be very happy when I’m 55 years old to pick up a magazine and see a lovely spread with a black woman. Then I’ll know that I didn’t work for all these years only to see it go backwards.”