Sad and shocking news: President Obama turns out not to be an avid skeet shooter despite his unequivocal claims to the contrary. We wouldn’t want to accuse Mr. President of being delusional so as not to diminish Joe Biden’s accomplishments in this arena.
Would Mr. Obama ever lie to the American people? Unthinkable!
Perhaps he was just as confused about the meaning of “skeet shooting” as he appears to be about that of the Second Amendment.
According to Fox News (see below for an excerpt), Mr. Obama appeared uncomfortable and couldn’t endure more than five minutes of his very favorite outdoor activity. Those presidential target loads must be mighty powerful!
(Fox News) News of President Obama’s apparently long-secret fondness for skeet shooting came as a surprise to those who say they have witnessed the president’s “awkward” attempts at pinging the (clay) pigeons.
This has only happened with the president at Camp David, at most, a couple of times, according to a source who says he has been to the retreat on a half-dozen visits with Obama.
“The only time he shot skeet was for President’s Cup,” said the source, referring to a shooting competition tradition involving the presidential Marine guards. “I was there. He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn’t leave fast enough.”
Skeet shooting “is very hard,” said the source. “Especially for someone not used to guns … He couldn’t have been more uncomfortable.” Read more…