President Obama thinks he has a fool-proof system in place to prevent his daughters from rebelling against their parents' authority. Yes, the First Dad thinks he knows how to stop the First Daughters from getting tattoos... by getting his own, and taking it viral. But if history has taught us anything, kids are always going to find a way to screw over their folks.
This is Obama's big plan: If 14-year-old Malia or 11-year-old Sasha go for the ink, then Barack and Michelle wil get identical tattoos themselves. And they'll have to show the tattoos to the whole world on video. Or at least that's what the president said on the Today show today: "What we've said to the girls is, 'If you guys ever decided you're going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo in the same place. And we'll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo," Obama told Savannah Guthrie. "And our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that’s a good way to rebel."
All for one, one for all, and all over the Internet — sounds like a smart parenting threat, especially from inside an administration that uses social media as "steroids" for message control, or at least that's what Politico claimed the other week. But seriously, who wants parents with butterfly tattoos above their ankles? And that YouTube clause, well, that's a surefire way to keep Malia's maybe-boyfriend at Sidwell Friends from ending up as an ex-boyfriend with his name draped across four powerful biceps a couple years from now.