Congratulations to Malia Obama for becoming the latest teenage child of a president to learn how to drive. First comes a cool selfie, then a slight tug away from Dad as he embarrasses you for the trillionth time by grabbing your hand the White House North Lawn, then a driver's license to free you from the oppressives force of your nerd-ass parents. Peace!
In an interview with Rachael Ray set to air later today, Michelle Obama explains that it was the Secret Service that taught Malia to drive, rather than either of her parents. "They wouldn't let me in the car with her," said the First Lady, according to CNN.
A few high-ranking Secret Service members have recently made headlines for allegedly driving cars drunk. But, as the old adage goes, a drunk driver is better than a bad driver, which Michelle definitely is:
It's a good thing, too, as the First Lady told Ray she hasn't driven in seven or eight years, and admitted earlier this week she's forgotten some of the basics.
During a Monday interview on "Live! With Kelly and Michael," Obama said that when Malia asked her for advice on how to park in a public lot, the First Lady wasn't sure.
"I barely know now too so I have to check with other sources," she said.
While Malia is always flanked by a security detail, Michelle revealed that the teen occasionally drives alone:
"She always has security around. But in order for her to learn how to drive, she had to drive on her own. So once she was legally permitted to drive on her own, she gets in her car," she said.
Sasha remains trapped.