The Straits Times
Published on Jan 21, 2013

Sasha Obama to her Dad: 'You didn't mess up'


WASHINGTON (AFP) - To everyone else, he is the president of the United States (US), but to his young daughters Barack Obama is just Dad, who sometimes messes stuff up.

The president's 11-year-old daughter Sasha on Sunday gave a rare glimpse into the 44th US president's personal life, after watching her father take the oath of office to begin his second term.

"Good job Dad," Sasha said, as her father gave her a hug after the swearing-in ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House.

"I did it," Mr Obama replied, before his mischievous daughter offered her verdict on the spectacle.