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“He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn’t leave fast enough”

posted at 5:56 pm on January 30, 2013 by

Oh, the self-defeating awkwardness of relentless panders that go awry:

News of President Obama’s apparently long-secret fondness for skeet shooting came as a surprise to those who say they have witnessed the president’s “awkward” attempts at pinging the (clay) pigeons.

This has only happened with the president at Camp David, at most, a couple of times, according to a source who says he has been to the retreat on a half-dozen visits with Obama.

“The only time he shot skeet was for President’s Cup,” said the source, referring to a shooting competition tradition involving the presidential Marine guards. “I was there. He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn’t leave fast enough.” …

The source said a friend of his recalled Obama skeet shooting one other time at Camp David — very early on in his first term.

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There’s gotta be some video of this. Probably better than Dukaka in the tank.

TexAz on January 31, 2013 at 11:19 AM

When I read the headline, I thought this was going to about Bob Menendez…heh.

d1carter on January 31, 2013 at 11:34 AM

I think that the President will say anything to get some people to think that he understands and try to persuade people to justify his executive orders.

Portia on January 31, 2013 at 11:58 AM

He probably wet his mom jeans when he heard the gun go off as he squeezed the trigger.

UltimateBob on January 31, 2013 at 12:42 PM

I found video. Yer welcome.

Akzed on January 31, 2013 at 1:48 PM