Malia Obama to get behind the wheel this summer, Michelle: 'look out'

Malia Obama turns 16 on July 4, making her eligible for a learner's permit in the District of Columbia.

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    First lady Michelle Obama (c.) hugs her daughters Malia (l.) and Sasha when they watch a performance during their visit to an ancient city wall in Xi'an, in northwestern China's Shaanxi province, March 24.
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Michelle Obama has a warning of sorts for Washington: Her daughter Malia will start driving this summer.

The first lady commented on Malia's milestone in a taped interview broadcast Tuesday by the entertainment news show "Access Hollywood." It was a joint interview with actress Sarah Jessica Parker about the role of arts in education, but host Billy Bush could not resist asking Mrs. Obama about her daughters, Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12.

Mrs. Obama said Sasha loves dancing and does so several times a week in an organized program.

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She said her girls are like other teens in that they are anxiously counting down to the start of summer and getting ready for camp and internships.

"One child is going to be driving this summer," the first lady said, jokingly adding: "Look out."

Asked whether Secret Service agents would be in the back seat when Malia is behind the wheel, Mrs. Obama said only that "we've got a plan."

Malia turns 16 on July 4, making her eligible for a learner's permit in the District of Columbia.

Mrs. Obama dodged questions about whether there is dating at the White House.

"You just want me to get pushed off the Truman Balcony," she joked, suggesting that could be her punishment for revealing anything about her daughters' dating lives.

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