Sorry, Snooki: First Family No Fan of "Jersey Shore"

Malia and Sasha can only watch kid-TV channels

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    President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha visit the zoo in Honolulu, Hawaii, on January 3, 2010.

    When it comes to TV, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have certain rules and habits, none of which include watching trash - - er, reality shows like MTV's Jersey Shore.

    Seriously, it's like, so true. The Obamas told People magazine all about it.

    First, Malia, 11, and Sasha, 8, can only watch TV on the weekends. And only certain channels, like Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel.

    "They can only watch the kid-TV channels for the most part, because you just never know," says Mrs. Obama.
    The president, however, does make an exception: "Unless they want to watch football with me, which they're always welcome. But somehow they haven't been drawn to that yet."

    Speaking of sports, the President is all over ESPN. In the mornings, when he and the First Lady work out, the President typically tunes in to Sports Center.

    "I tend to be much more informed about sports than I'd like," Mrs. Obama says, laughing.

    "No, that's not true," the president told People. "Michelle actually knows her sports, which is important in our marriage."

    As for Jersey Shore? "I've heard about it," Mrs. Obama says. "Not seen it." (That might be another important thing for their marriage.)

    Not everyone believes that's all the Obamas watch, or don't watch. InsideTV says:

    For one thing, we imagine that the First Family's taste in children's TV extends beyond Nick and Disney to socialist Marxist commie PBS, home of 'Sesame Street,' on which Michelle Obama appeared a couple months ago..

    And how could they skip Mrs. Obama's appearance, along with White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford and celebrity chef Bobby Flay, on the Food Network's "Iron Chef America" last month? Or resist TiVO'ing her answering Jay Leno's Ten at Ten on the soon-to-be defunct "The Jay Leno Show?"

    Well, there are only so many hours in the day. Besides, maybe the leader of the free world and his wife are busy doing other things, like running the country and promoting healthy eating. Ya think? Seriously.