First daughters-elect visit White House

Malia and Sasha Obama got a tour of their new White House rooms from Jenna and Barbara Bush and checked out potential schools, capping a busy few days looking into their new life in the US capital.

Malia and Sasha Obama got a tour of their new White House rooms from Jenna and Barbara Bush and checked out potential schools, capping a busy few days looking into their new life in the US capital.

President George Bush’s twin daughters, one week away from their 27th birthday, showed their rooms to Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, as they led the girls through the residential areas of the White House with their mother at the invitation of first lady Laura Bush.

The Obamas spent about an hour at the mansion, said Sally McDonough, a spokeswoman for Mrs Bush.

Soon-to-be first lady Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, was also with the group.

The visit was strictly private, with no media coverage or photos.

Earlier in the day, the family visited their top choices for schools.

A small motorcade was parked outside the Sidwell Friends school for about 40 minutes, and a similar motorcade was earlier seen at the back entrance of Georgetown Day School.

Mrs Obama visited both elite schools last week, without her daughters, when she also toured the White House with Mrs Bush.

Georgetown Day, founded in 1945, was an early pioneer in integration and prides itself on its diversity.

Sidwell Friends is a private, Quaker school that Chelsea Clinton attended.

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