By Shakira Atitebi
Regardless of the growing international popularity of Facebook, which has over 800 million users, the social networking is not allowed in the White House.
In their only exclusive print interview of the holiday season, President Obama and First Lady Michelle tell PEOPLE Magazine they do not permit daughters Sasha and Malia on Facebook. “It’s not been a hard decision,” the President said.
Although the First Family is always under the watchful eye of the public, the Commander in Chief prefers his privacy, saying, “Why would we want to have a whole bunch of people who we don’t know knowing our business? That doesn’t make much sense.”
But when Michelle explained that Malia is only 13 and Sasha is 10, the President giggled and added, “We’ll see how they feel in four years.”
While the President and his lovely wife might have a change of heart in the future about whether Malia and Sasha can be on Facebook, at least they can agree on their favorite TV show as a family. Read on to see what it is!
“For the girls and me, ’Modern Family,’ that’s our favorite show,” the President says. After the girls are in bed, though, the President tunes into things that are “a little darker,” like “Boardwalk Empire” and “Homeland” as well as sports.
The President also revealed that the second-floor family quarters of the White House are not exactly the most wired place in the world, as they only recently installed a DVR. “We’re a little bit behind,” the President said.