When It Comes to Girls, Obama Doesn’t Think Pink
Barack Obama’s feminist radar is apparently on high alert. At a photo shoot with Parents magazine in Butte, Montana this past weekend, the presumptive Democratic nominee nixed one of the props his staff had supplied for a playful picture of his daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7.
The turn-off? Cotton-candy colored baseball gloves.
"Pink mitts?" he asked incredulously as he tossed them back to one of his aides. "We’re not going to have pink baseball mitts, I’m sorry."
He later talked to Parents about the sports his girls play, including tennis and soccer, but not, to his dismay, basketball. He didn’t mention anything about baseball, but it’s a good bet that if Malia and Sasha hit the field, they’ll be using brown-leather mitts—not girly pink ones.Add a Comment