Paparazzi is locked on first family, won’t let go

 “Never too much,” the lyrics of the late soul singer Luther Vandross, will always have some significance when it involves a loving relationship. However, when it comes to the Obamas, there is such a thing as, “too much.”

Many are joyful about the outcome of the 2008 Elections, but the constant coverage of the Obama family has become a never-ending story.

President Barack Obama is criticized daily in the news. Not only is he criticized, but the media invades his personal life everyday.

His family affairs are becoming publicized. The media always comments on Michelle Obama’s apparel and they love repeatedly telling the story of how she was reared on the, “Southside of Chicago.”

His daughters, Sasha and Malia, were the objects of fantasyland when beanie babies were made to look like them.

But why is the media so infatuated with this family?

Personally, I believe some people are still astonished that a black family is living in the White House. Many people never thought the day would come where the President of the United States would be black and because of that they feel they have to monitor him day in and day out.

For instance, now there is news coverage about the new dog that Sasha and Malia recently received from Senator Edward Kennedy.

The Washington Post revealed that Obama’s daughters, 10-year-old Malia and seven-year-old Sasha, have settled on a puppy named Bo. Bo, a black-and-white Portuguese water dog.

The barriers that President Obama and his family have overcome are truly amazing, but everyone needs their personal space. Enough is enough.
Kwamae Simpkins for the Editorial Board.