As Sasha and Malia Obama become young women, a father laments time slipping by

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Elizabeth Mehren, College of Communication

When they vacationed here just before President Obama’s first inauguration, Malia and Sasha were little girls doting on their dad — holding his hand on the beach, taking in a dolphin show and nuzzling up to him at the shave-ice shop…

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“The president’s image needs more help than ‘Father Knows Best’ can give him. The public has other things on its mind now, not the Obama girls’ growth chart.”

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