Does Obama’s Bowling Score Improve with Age?

Aug 3, 2009 4:23pm

ABC News' Matthew Larotonda and Sunlen Miller report: President Obama turns 48 years old on Tuesday, and although Press Secretary Robert Gibbs would not give details on any plans for the event, he did suggest the First Family may have had some early celebrations at Camp David last weekend. “I know the president spent a little time with some friends over the weekend at Camp David," said Gibbs, "playing basketball and having dinner and bowling.” Secretary Gibbs reports Mr. Obama bowled a 144 with three strikes and a nine in the last four throws. “I told the president, ‘Look, if you'd have done this in Pennsylvania, my life would have been a little easier last spring,’” Gibbs joked of Obama’s bowling game in the lead up to the Pennsylvania primary. Then-Senator Obama’s score last April, a whopping 37, provided teasing for a candidate trying to project the common-man image. Bowling has been somewhat of a thorn in the side of the President since taking office as well. Joking about his now famous bad bowl, he said it was “like watching the Special Olympics” during an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” The President since apologized for his remarks. As the President prepares to turn the big 4-8 tomorrow, a little bowling is not on the agenda as of now. The President will meet with Senate Democrats for lunch, among other events at the White House yet to be released. – Matthew Larotonda and Sunlen Miller

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