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Obama plays basketball at Interior Department

By Ed O'Keefe

President Obama took his daughters Malia and Sasha and a few aides along for a Sunday morning game of basketball at the Interior Department's indoor court, according to a White House pool report.

The hardwood is part of a recreational suite in the basement of the department's Washington headquarters that includes a weight room, jazzercise/aerobics room, lockers, showers and a sauna. Workers finished renovations of the court and adjoining athletic facilities in 2008 as part of a ten-year renovation of the building, located near the Federal Reserve Building.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar plays basketball there regularly, aides have said.

Obama last used the Interior Department for basketball last March and has since used a mix of indoor and outdoor b-ball facilities, including one on the White House grounds.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 24, 2010; 11:05 AM ET
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So did the Prez read that Stupid, STUPID, STUUUUUPId op ed yesterday about basketball trumping Golf?

God help us all if he believes what he reads here. Harvard is graduating such dumb f--ks?
Diversity, not smarts, triumphs.

Puke.

Posted by: mftill | January 24, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

can Obama be any more self centered?

the guy has two your girls and they don't get to spend much time with him

so what does the ME-ME all about ME Obama do

takes them to HIM play basketball!

does it get any more selfish that this?

Posted by: JohnAdams1 | January 24, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Interior has an indoor basketball court and sauna? Do the tea party folks know this?

Posted by: jrcerami | January 24, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

JohnAdams1- Prez Bush took his girls to the bar to watch him drink...

Posted by: Towards_Light | January 24, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

A note to JOHNADAMS1: How do you know how much time he spends with his daughters,after all they all live under the same roof and with all the hell he is catching after trying to clean up the Bush2 mess he need's some ME time he's been in office one year and all I read is how every one is so dissapointed in this president while when Bush2 was in office you heard nary a peep during eight of the worst years in the history of this country in my opinion he should have never run for president he should have let McCain&Palin have a crack at this mess then all of you right wing nut jobs would have been happy.

Posted by: dargregmag | January 24, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Gee. I'm sure glad Barry had time to ignore all the pressing matters related to his JOB. I, and 17 million other Americans spent the day looking for work so we can feed our kids.

Posted by: carlbatey | January 24, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

The illogical criticism of the President for playing basketball with his daughters on a Sunday morning just shows how ignorant, petty, and thoughtless so many people in this country are. We deserve all of the tough times we are experiencing now and I just pray that our country will at some point GROW UP and work together to solve problems instead of always being driven by fear and ignorance.

Posted by: jpannell813yahoocom | January 24, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Did the girls play basketball before or after church? Maybe they attended services at a local mosque on Friday.

btw: did anyone see Axelrod, Pflouffe, or Emanual at church today?

Posted by: wagtdn | January 24, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

wagtdn: per your idiotic comment:
btw: did anyone see Axelrod, Pflouffe, or Emanual at church today?
What are you? The Church Police? Since Axelrod and Emmanuel (the correct speling, Mr. Genius) are both Jewish, it's highly unlikely anybody saw them in church today. Which is good for them, since they'd have to endure morons like you if they do go there, apparently.
And as for the equally stupid comment by carlbatey: IT'S SUNDAY. Even the president gets to have a little bit of leisure time. Next you dimwits will be ragging on Obama for having the gall to sleep 8 hours a night when he should be working. Bush was off clearing brush about half the time, but I assume that was part of his job, according to you. You people are truly sick, pathetic losers.

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Posted by: gsdhgfjswtyhetrjytjy | January 24, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

The REAL story here is that "The hardwood is part of a recreational suite in the basement of the department's Washington headquarters that includes a weight room, jazzercise/aerobics room, lockers, showers and a sauna. Workers finished renovations of the court and adjoining athletic facilities in 2008 as part of a ten-year renovation of the building, located near the Federal Reserve Building."

How many READERS of the Post - who do NOT work for the Federal Government have this at work? And, who do you think paid for it?

Posted by: sneezy | January 24, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

wagtdn: per your idiotic comment:
btw: did anyone see Axelrod, Pflouffe, or Emanual at church today?
What are you? The Church Police? Since Axelrod and Emanuel (the correct spelling, Mr. Genius) are both Jewish, it's highly unlikely anybody saw them in church today. Which is good for them, since they'd have to endure morons like you if they do go there, apparently.
And as for the equally stupid comment by carlbatey: IT'S SUNDAY. Even the president gets to have a little bit of leisure time. Next you dimwits will be ragging on Obama for having the gall to sleep 8 hours a night when he should be working. Bush was off clearing brush about half the time, but I assume that was part of his job, according to you. You people are truly sick, pathetic losers.

Posted by: Donzinho | January 24, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

It must be nice to work in a place like interiors! All those perks.

Posted by: deadmanwalking | January 24, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Hope Obama's new image maker reads the following from an unknown author. Plouffe is going to have mission impossible!

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, and beauty

3. Believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

4. Requires excessive admiration

5. Has a sense of entitlement, unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

6. Is interpersonally exploitative i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

7. Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

Isn't the President of the United States supposed to get an annual medical check-up. I think it's time.

Posted by: wheeljc | January 25, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Please tell me JohnAdams1 is no relation to the real John Adams...please. He can neither spell nor string together a sentence worth reading.
Wait, that's kind of typical of right-wing nutheads, isn't it?
By their works ye shall know them.

Posted by: margarethbrown | January 25, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Where were these teabaggers whining about the president taking ANY time off and the president having personality issues when DUHbya was in office?
Good god the man couldn't even speak English! He couldn't tell the truth about ANYTHING!

See that's why those racist tebag fools have no credibility.
Just all of a sudden when the black president gets into office they care about everydamnedthing the president does, eh?

Sorry - no sale.

You should have been condemnding and yelling and having your little teabag parties back when DUHbya's regime was lying to the American people, setting new deficit spending records year after year after year, when the debt ceiling was raised the FOURTH time - or the FIFTH time - -or the SIXTH TIME.


You should have been upset and screaming when he signed the largest expansion of government in decades, when he signed the largest expansion in entitlement programs in decades - totally UNFUNDED.


But you didn't.

You lost your chance to be patriotic Americans.

All you are now are racist whiney partisan fools.

Posted by: lquarton | January 26, 2010 1:43 AM | Report abuse

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