Obama Booed for Kiss Cam Whiff
But he gets the girl in the end
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2012 6:32 AM CDT
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(Newser) – If other presidents have gotten into hot water for macking on women they shouldn't, President Obama got jeered last night for failing to smooch his own first lady. The Obamas were watching the US men's basketball team play an exhibition game against Brazil in DC, when the never-so-clever operators of the dreaded Kiss Cam aimed their pink-hued lenses the couple's way. The result is what the New York Daily News calls "an airball."

Obama got another chance in the second half, and this time delivered, to cheers of "four more years," notes USA Today. Perhaps most embarrassed by the whole fiasco? Malia Obama, sitting to her dad's left. But the players didn't seem to mind the attention-stealing moment: "You know, PDA is not for everybody, you know what I mean?" Kobe Bryant said. "But he makes the important decisions, so it's all good."

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Jul 18, 2012 1:23 AM CDT
This kind of horseshit makes Tom & Katie look like Ed Murrow standard.
Jul 17, 2012 8:27 PM CDT
He really is Spock. You have to draw him a diagram about how earth culture works. And he's the better candidate. We are f_cked.
Jul 17, 2012 4:29 PM CDT
She's a handsome gal