Okay, so Obama bowled a lame 37 in Pennsylvania last weekend. He even threw gutter balls. Certainly a score that pathetic didn't endear him to regular rollers in the Keystone State's bowling leagues. But guess what? Older white women play in these leagues; this is Hillary's staked-out territory. He didn't have a chance. Still, ever the good sport, Hillary sniped to the media that she'd spot Obama two frames in a winner-take-all match. Leave it to her, to always keep her campaign in the gutter.
Trying to be a Regular Guy is harder than it seems for some presidential candidates. Someone with a Harvard Law degree like Obama will never be called "dude" by friends or attend all-night "Big Lebowski" screenings. He risked looking as ridiculous as John Kerry in his duck-hunting regalia in Ohio in 2004.
So Obama might not be the master of the 7-10 split, but his electoral prospects have split the Democratic Party in half.
He's too effete for bowling. His sport is basketball. According to the "Indy Star," he plans on tearing out the White House's bowling alley and installing a basketball court, should he be elected president.
Maybe not on Day One for a game of hoops. He'll have Iraq to deal with.
For those who care about such matters, the White House Bowling Alley is a one-lane bowling alley in the basement of the White House and was built as a birthday gift for President Truman in 1947. When Nixon, an avid bowler became president, he had a new one-lane alley built which was paid for by friends (of course!).
For rest and recreation, Bill Clinton had a hot tub installed near the South Lawn. According to the April 1998 issue of the Hot Tub Life Newsletter, the $8,000 spa was installed with your U.S. tax dollars under tight security right around the time Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky began to heat up. Clinton's White House failed to disclose the fact that it had received the spa until months later when press secretary Mike McCurry let it slip during a press conference and mentioned the "Presidential Spa".
I am not sure which gives me greater heebie-jeebies. Bill once again in that hot tub. Or Hillary back in the White House, bowling at 3:00 a.m., when the phone rings. "Sorry," she tells the White House operator. "I can't take the call right now. I just got three strikes in a row." In bowling lingo, this is called a turkey.