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Courting Allies: Who's Got Game?

President Obama has invited four Cabinet secretaries and a slew of members of Congress to come over to shoot some hoops on the White House basketball court Thursday evening. And so we ask:

Congressman invited include:

Mike Arcuri (D-NY)
John Boccieri (D-OH)
Brad Ellsworth (D-IN)
Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Baron Hill (D-IN)
Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Frank Kratovil (D-MD)
Rick Larsen (D-WA)
Patrick Murphy (D-PA)
John Shimkus (R-IL)
Heath Shuler (D-NC)

Posted at 1:58 PM ET on Oct 8, 2009  | Category:  Washington Life
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You court allies at home and on the battlefield. Politics is about public relations-- making friends, influencing people. In some places it has a become a high powered game to prove who can be tough. The president has the right approach. And after work should be able to relax with a few of the guys without any chicks among them. I would hope if and when a 'credible' female becomes president-- whenever that it, given the present crop, she too can play with the girls after work, without someone asking-- no guys. Glad he finds time to release some stress.

Posted by: Victoria5 | October 9, 2009 9:30 AM

No chicks?

Posted by: dkp01 | October 8, 2009 5:08 PM

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