Twos a crowd

December 3, 2009

Poor POTUS can’t catch a break.  The Salahis crashed his very successful first State Dinner with Dr. Manmohan Singh, and all Google searches of Obama’s name soon thereafter almost exclusively yielded stories about the “Dinner Crashers.”

Now, Obama’s name and his predilection for golf will be further inadvertantly “sullied” by the upcoming cover of Golf Digest, in which editors photoshopped Tiger Woods and the First Golfer onto the cover together.  The article’s title?  “10 Tips Obama Can Take From Tiger.”  Ouch.

I'll take your golf tips, but keep the marriage advice to yourself! (Golf Digest)

Obama loves Benny Beaver

November 30, 2009

The First Family apparently isn’t letting a piddly security breach stop them from rooting against the home team.   The entire First Family cheered for Oregon State this weekend in their basketball game against GW.  Why did they traitorously root against the home team?  Because FLOTUS’ bro, Craig Robinson, is the coach, of course!  All that presidential cheering must’ve worked–Oregon State beat GW 3-2.  Maybe Obama and co. should start cheering for the Redskins

Just whisper your secret to health care reform...(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Come on! Robinson's DON'T LOSE!!! (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Maybe Craig can give his bro-in-law a few tips on the art of dunking. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Hidden POTUS, Crouching Tiger

November 18, 2009

POTUS finished his trip to China with visit the Great Wall.  Notwithstanding the frigid temps (Obama exclaimed he wasn’t aware China got as cold as Chicago), the President squeezed in a half hour tour of this World Heritage site

Can't believe I had to travel all the way to China for some peace and quiet! (EPA)

Obama also met very briefly with his step-brother Mark Ndesandjo, who was still “over the moon” about the mini-reunion.  Apparently, the brothers haven’t seen each other since POTUS’ inauguration, but Obama got to meet Ndesandjo’s new wife and catch up on family chit chat.

We just hope Obama was able to pick up a pair of these awesome kicks before heading to South Korea.

These would be perfect for dunking on Reggie Love! (AFP Getty)

Michelle & Jill Hit the Empire State

October 28, 2009

Jay-Z and Alicia Key’s performance at Game 1 of the World Series  was postponed — due to a little rain. But that didn’t stop FLOTUS and VICE FLOTUS (Dr. Jill Biden) from making an appearance. The glamorous duo, decked out in World Series gear, escorted Yankees legend Yogi Berra out on to the field at Yankee Stadium as part of pre-game ceremonies paying tribute to  veterans. The game highlighted the work of, an organization that awards grants to non-profits that target veterans’ needs.

Before leaving the field,  Yankees captain and resident hunk — Derek Jeter —  greeted them both with a kiss. He better watch out, because nobody messes with with JOE! 

Is he here? about first base? It will take Joe Biden 4 hours on Amtrak to get here. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

As for Jay-Z and Alicia Keys — they will perform their song Empire State of Mind at Game 2:

Round of Horse, POTUS?

October 26, 2009

The alleged fraternal order at the White House has DC abuzz since POTUS’ Congressional basketball game.  I guess appointing more women Cabinet/Cabinet level positions in his first year than any other president is just not enough. Nor is being surrounded by strong intelligent women both professionally and personally. Yesterday, Melody Barnes, Obama’s chief domestic policy adviser, joined POTUS on the green (that’s golf).  But keep an eye out for Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius — she may be the first woman to serve POTUS on the basketball court. Check out her smack talking on Leno:

FLOTUS’ Hoop Skillz!

October 23, 2009

We all know about the Baller-in-Cheif,  but on Wendesday,  Flotus strutted her playground skills while hosting the Healthy Kids Fair at the White House. In addition to promoting her program to improve children’s health through exercise and healthy eating, she played doubleDutch, hula-hooped (142 times), tried to walk on a tightrope, and ran an obstacle course! Without question, she is the coolest FLOTUS EVER! 

And while she promoted healthy eating — she also shamelessly admitted her love for french fries. She is human after all!

This lass is pure class - exhibiting nice posture even while running! (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

This lass is pure class - exhibiting nice posture even while running! (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Look at the total glee! and p.s. I bet she can dunk! (REUTERS/Larry Downing )

Look at the total glee! and p.s. I bet she can dunk! (REUTERS/Larry Downing )

Watch all the action here:

Update: the Obamas weren’t enough…

October 2, 2009

The IOC has apparently dismissed Chicago and Tokyo as possible hosts for the 2016 Summer Games.  Now, the race remains between Madrid and Rio de Janeiro.

The REAL Power Couple

October 2, 2009

Copenhagen got hit by a serious one-two “O” punch–Oprah and Michelle O, that is–as they bid for Chicago as host for the 2016 Summer Olympics. 

Work it, girl! (AP Photo)

Work it, girl! (AP Photo)

With the vote happening this afternoon, Michelle and Oprah both arrived in Copenhagen Wednesday, ready to spend some serious time wooing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and meeting various Olympic athletes.

Furtive whisper heard: "It's in the bag, honey" (AFP/Getty photo by Matt Dunham)

Furtive whisper heard: "It's in the bag, honey" (AFP/Getty photo by Matt Dunham)

It wasn’t all work and no play, though.  Ladies O made sure they had some glam time at the Opening Ceremony, held at the Copenhagen Opera House.

Pay attention, ladies! (Photo by Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)

Pay attention, ladies! (Photo by Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)

Where was our POTUS through all this?  Never fear, Obama joined his beloved yesterday, and they addressed the committee together.  Obama was the last of the Chicago team to speak, and is the first sitting president to ever address the IOC.  Those other cities don’t have a chance!

"Our dedication is clear.  Michelle here is dressed like a gold medal."  (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

"Our dedication is clear. Michelle here is dressed like a gold medal." (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

Since the committee members are not allowed to visit the potential host cities, such visits make a huge difference.  Members were impressed by more than just the Power Os; Chicago explained plans to convert the temporary Olympic stadium seats into wheelchairs.  Nice!

First Jock of the United States

September 30, 2009

Obama is fast proving to be quite the Renaissance Man when it comes to physical activity.  Not only is he joining his lovely wife in Copenhagen to lobby for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Chicago,  athletics is a big White House theme.  From the honors he gives to the guests he hosts to how he spends his free time, could our POTUS be dubbed FJOTUS (First Jock of the United States)?

Obama is signing the Arnold Palmer Gold Medal Act today.  While such an honor is nothing new for Palmer (he received the National Sports Award from Clinton and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Bush), he can certainly talk shop with Obama, a golf-lover in his own right.

Even Presidents must groin stretch every now and then (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Even Presidents have to stretch their groins every now and then (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 To emphasize his love of the Olympics, POTUS engaged in a little sparring at the White House.  His masterful weilding of a lightsaber warranted respect even from Olympic fencers.

HELLO!  You killed my father--prepare to die! (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

HELLO! You killed my father--prepare to die! (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Hezbollah High Five! (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Hezbollah High Five! (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama even honored the “sport” of NASCAR by inviting Jimmie Johnson, 2008 winner of the Sprint Cup, to the White House last month.

Secret Service says – Sorry Shaq, You’re Not All That!

July 28, 2009

Shaquille O’Neal bet one his handlers 1000 push-ups that he could get into the White House even if he showed up unannounced. According to the Washington Post, the rules  included not using any of his political connections, not showing a badge, and not calling any of his friends that work for the Secret Service. The result you ask?

Upon showing up at the White House, over the weekend, he was…..DE-NIED!! Defeated, he returned to his hotel where he began doing the 1000 push-ups in spurts of 20. What a day. Maybe Shaq should have asked for his shoe back…?

Baller-in-Chief knows that the size of the doesnt matter (photo courtesy of Reuters)

Baller-in-Chief knows that the size of the shoe doesn't matter (photo courtesy of Reuters)