These Sasha and Malia Dolls Have Nothing To Do With The First Family

Why would you think that? Ty Inc., creator of the Beanie Babies, just happened to pick those names, since they are "beautiful." Here, let the flack sort this out for you:

"There's nothing on the dolls that refers to the Obama girls," Lundeen said. "It would not be fair to say they are exact replications of these girls. They are not."

Dan Akroyd's Irwin Mainway couldn't have said it any better himself.

We're certain Ty Inc. will patiently deny that these "TyGirlz Collection" dolls are at all related to the Obama family as many times as it takes, in front of as many reporters and cameras as necessary, possibly thousands upon thousands of times. For the sake of accuracy, of course, so that no one gets the impression these are OBAMA FAMILY DOLLS, despite the remarkable similarity. Since that's not what these are. Not SASHA AND MALIA OBAMA in doll form. Nope.