Barack Obama's Retirement Plan: Host SportsCenter

President has ESPN ambitions
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2013 2:44 PM CST
In this Aug. 11, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama reacts as he misses a shot while golfing on the first hole at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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(Newser) – So what are President Obama's plans after he exits the White House? Before he gave a recent speech at DreamWorks Animation, Obama told a bunch of entertainment bigshots at a briefing: "At least I know what I want to do when I retire … host ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 list." A person who was there tells the Hollywood Reporter, "Everyone had a good giggle." Wonkette is not impressed: "Thing is, Barack, for all your intensity on the White House sportsball court, you just don’t do 'casual' well at all," writes Doktor Zoom.

Obama also recently revealed he and his family may make the rare choice to stay in Washington after his term ends, since daughter Sasha will be a sophomore in high school. So she "will have a big vote in where we are," he told ABC News last week, according to the AP. (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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