Monday, February 4, 2013

Oh, Shoot

Via TPM:

Obama Skeet Shooting 02-03-13

After President Barack Obama’s recent claim that he goes skeet shooting “all the time” was met with a chorus of skepticism, the White House on Saturday released a photo of him doing just that.

The photo, taken by White House photographer Pete Souza on Aug. 4, 2012, shows Obama shooting clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md.

Update: Following the Saturday morning release of the photo, a pair of White House confidants took to Twitter to poke fun at the skeet skeptics.

The picture does prove one thing the Republicans and Tea Partiers have always said about President Obama: He’s a lefty.

Frankly, I think it’s silly that presidents and candidates have to prove they’re up to the job by doing things like hunting — or varmint-shooting, as Mitt Romney once put it — or other such irrelevant things.  It’s pandering, plain and simple, and just because a president can shoot a shotgun or hang out with NASCAR fans doesn’t make him or her a better candidate.  And the people they do it with know they don’t mean it.  So why bother?

One bark on “Oh, Shoot

  1. The President’s instructor should tell him to put weight on the right leg (if shooting with the left). He looks a bit stiff here and his stance would block a moving shot. You can’t swing if you’re locked in place.

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