The Other Obama: Pool Shark and Closet Artist

By Meghan Kiesel

Jul 16, 2012 9:30am
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Image credit: Pete Souza/Official White House Photo

Barack Obama: President of the United States,  family man — and pool shark.

ABC’s Washington affiliate WLJA’s Scott Thuman got a glimpse past the president’s public persona in an exclusive interview this weekend. Amid questions about Obama’s presidential record and his campaign’s attacks on Romney’s record at Bain Capital, Thuman also asked the president what the voters don’t already know about their commander in chief. Cooking chili is one of Obama’s  not-so-secret talents – the first family’s love of the dish is well-documented – but the president also revealed that he’s a top-notch pool player and avid doodler:

“I’m probably a little boring too, but I cook a really mean chili. People don’t know this, but Michelle can testify. Now, she’ll claim that I haven’t cooked it for about  10  years, so I shouldn’t get too much credit for it. I’m a surprisingly good pool player, so if you ever see me in a pool hall … I might end up cleaning your clock. That’s a possibility. And … I’m also a pretty good doodler. See, folks don’t know that about me.”

Who knows – maybe the Obama campaign’s next public event will include a pool tournament with the president, along with his famous chili.

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