Politicians Exercising (PHOTOS)
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If there's one thing we learned from "Politicians Eating Pizza," it's that our nation's political leaders really aren't that different from everyday Americans. They like to chow down on unhealthy food, mess around on the latest technology, and kick back and relax.
Except without fail, they look a hundred times more awkward- especially when they know they're being photographed by White House camera guys and the press. The latest case in point: politicians exercising. Whether they're jogging for the cameras, playing sports for the cameras, or simply throwing the opening pitch at a baseball game broadcast to thousands of people, politicians know how to stay cool, calm, and incredibly awkward (Al Gore excepting, of course).
Check out some photos of politicians flexing their muscles:
Bill Clinton and Al Gore
We'd be lying if we said this wasn't the inspiration for this slideshow. (<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/lnvb5/classic_picture_of_bill_clinton_and_al_gore/" target="_hplink">via Reddit</a>)
Many people might not know that before transferring to Columbia University for college, President Obama played college hoops at Occidental College in Southern California. But that probably didn't help him at all in this match against the Globetrotters.
Twelve broken bows and 30 snapped arrows later, Biden finally mastered the perfect archery pose. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this slide misidentified the politician as John McCain. The Huffington Post regrets the error.
Maybe it's best if Kerry sticks to yachting.
Here we see the perfect athletic specimen stretch his muscled arms into the crisp fall air in pursuit of the elusive pigskin.
Arnold's early bodybuilding days are all the more impressive now that we know how hard he must have worked to reign in his facial expressions.
Former Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is seen here running alongside supporters clad in slogany campaign T's. If this jog seems more like a photo-op than an exercise opportunity, that's because it is!
Joe Lieberman and Bill Clinton
In yet another shot of former President Bill Clinton sweating off the pounds, Bubba sheds the McDonalds bag but not the sex appeal.
George W. Bush
Brace yourselves for the first in a series of politicians throwing the most embarrassing pitches you've ever seen.
Let's just hope <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Cheney_hunting_incident" target="_hplink">Harry Whittington</a> wasn't standing in the way this time.
President Obama adds baseball to the list of 57 sports his campaign managers require him play for White House photographers.
Sure, we've seen that Obama can hold his own playing basketball, baseball and more, but let's not forget about the most Adonis-like figure in American history: Al Gore. Here we see him throwing pitches with the fervor of ten Bushes and Cheneys combined.
If we could choose any candidate to play a sport where safety equipment makes it difficult to speak, we would definitely choose Rick Santorum.
President Obama seen two seconds before throwing his golf club across the green in a fit of uncontrollable rage.
Let's just let this picture speak for itself.
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