Obama levitates a reporter
On Thursday, Barack Obama visited Upstate New York, got called a "hottie" and encouraged a New York Times reporter to try a hovercraft. Today, there is video, above, courtesy of the White House.
From the Thursday pool report:
Call it Barack Obama's Excellent Adventure in a factory -- with grudging help from a member of the pool.
POTUS toured the shops of Industrial Support Inc., a multi-purpose small manufacturing facility in Buffalo.
The highlight: a lot of presidential laughter when he exhorted New York Times reporter Sheryl Stolberg to sit down on a small hovercraft that briefly levitated off the surface of the freshly painted shop floor.
"Who wants to try this out?" a broadly smiling Obama said to the pool when shown the roughly 3-foot wide disc.
Spotting Stolberg, he urged her to try it, telling factory employees she was from the New York Times.
"You're levitating," he exclaimed with child-like enthusiasm as a slightly embarrassed Stolberg skidded a few feet across the floor.
He hugged her and later told her as he walked past the pool, "Your kids are going to love it , not just writing about the Supreme Court."
Obama also watched a demonstration of a small bottle rocket launcher as it sent three Pepsi bottles flying about 100 feet. "I never had this stuff in science class," he said.
May 14, 2010; 5:41 PM ET
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