October 5th, 2011
01:27 PM ET
Turns out the Secret Service doesn’t just protect the Obamas, they also are the root of a bit of tension between the younger members of the first family.
That’s according to first lady Michelle Obama who, during a tour of the U.S. Secret Service headquarters Wednesday, joked her daughters will often fight over which agents are assigned to cover them for the day.
"’You took Scott... That's not fair,’" the first lady told secret service members, reciting how a typical conversation unfolds between her two daughters, Sasha and Malia. Mrs. Obama added the matter had become regular topic of "dinner table conversation."
The first lady addressed more than 200 employees of the service, praising the agency charged with protecting their lives as an organization that “is always 100 percent on point."
The comments followed a tour of the facility, where the first lady joked she learned more about how her security works than she may have liked.
"The work you do here is pretty scary," Mrs. Obama also said to laughter, according to a pool report of the event. "Let's just say that. All I can say is after my little tour...ignorance is bliss. I just don't want to know. You all can handle all that. Just tell me where to run."