Speaking at a Kansas City fundraiser, President Obama discussed his 12-year-old daughter Malia's growth spurt ("even though she's 5'9" she's still my baby") and how he's relieved she still needs braces so she "looks like a kid" a little longer.
The video below depicts the miraculous speech in which Obama essentially discusses his child's puberty phase, but manages to make it endearing and sweet instead of, you know, awkward and creepy. He really is an amazing orator!
At 5'9", Malia is tall, rich, well-loved, and lives in the White House. It is another feat of miraculous Obama likability that this fact does not drive us into an envious rage, but makes us tilt our heads to the side and say "Awww." [Politico]