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Posted at 8:00 AM ET, 11/29/2010

Mulligans: Obama courts gentler opponents

By Dana Milbank

President Obama's last basketball outing had him in stitches (12, to the upper lip), but now he's found some playmates whose elbows aren't quite so sharp: daughters Malia and Sasha.

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The incoming Republican House majority hasn't yet sorted out what to do about the deficit, but it has made progress on plans to abolish honorific resolutions. Legislators seeking post office namings would do well to have their resolutions taken up during the lame duck session; the House today takes up H.Res. 1644, "expressing support for designation of a 'National Veterans History Project Week.'"

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David Hedrick failed as a Tea Party candidate in Washington state, but he may have a more promising career as a children's book author. In Hedrick's new book, the Liberal Claus, Obama is portrayed as an evil Santa who claims to be from the North Pole (but does not furnish proof -- a birth certificate? -- to back up this claim).

By Dana Milbank  | November 29, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
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Apparently, Obama’s lip was treated by the presidential spin doctor. The doctor noted that the President landed a heavy blow on Reynaldo Decerega’s elbow that required 4 stitches.

Rumor has it that Mr. Decerega got tired of taking lip from the President, who has been known to point at the presidential seal at half-court and exclaim, “Whose court is this?”

Republicans have promised that the first item of business for the new House will be a vote to proclaim November 26 as “Obama Lip Laceration Day.”

Posted by: divtune | November 29, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

From the article -- "Obama is portrayed as an evil Santa who claims to be from the North Pole (but does not furnish proof -- a birth certificate? -- to back up this claim)." --

From the book -- "Are you even from the North Pole?" an elf questioned from the crowd.... Liberal Claus scowled at this elf with pure evil in his eyes. For a moment all of the elves stood in disbelief waiting for a response, but the response would never come." --

Very sad indeed! Unfortunately, those doomed elves did not have the benefit of a resourceful American patriot such as Lucas Daniel Smith, who was able to obtain for us, a certified copy of Obama’s August 4, 1961 birth certificate from the Coast Province General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya. A high resolution copy is available for free download at WasObamaBornInKenya.com

Posted by: bsteadman | November 29, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

bsteadman wrote: "Quack, quack, quack."

But it's not a duck.

Posted by: divtune | November 29, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

"President Obama's last basketball outing had him in stitches (12, to the upper lip), but now he's found some playmates whose elbows aren't quite so sharp: daughters Malia and Sasha."

Well, everyone has two lips ... an upper and a lower. Although the story reports 'upper', it was in fact the lower lip that received the stitches. I'm now trying to confirm the number of stitches and the names of his children.

Posted by: adheeb911 | November 29, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

"President Obama's last basketball outing had him in stitches (12, to the upper lip), but now he's found some playmates whose elbows aren't quite so sharp: daughters Malia and Sasha."

Well, everyone has two lips ... an upper and a lower. Although the story reports 'upper', it was in fact the lower lip that received the stitches. I'm now trying to confirm the number of stitches and the names of his children.

Posted by: adheeb911 | November 29, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

This whole story is crap. Gods don't bleed.

Posted by: kbarker302 | November 30, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

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