Special Olympics Champ Challenges First Bowler

He's confident he can outroll the President
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2009 11:21 AM CDT
In this 2008 file photo, then-Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama bowls at Pleasant Valley Recreation Center in Altoona, Pa.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Kolan McConiughey says he’s confident he can beat Barack Obama in a bowling matchup, despite the president’s recent improvement to a score of 129. The Special Olympics champion, who has three perfect games on his record and averages 266, tells TMZ that "he’s cool, but he can’t beat me.” The White House had no comment on the challenge in the wake of Obama’s bowling joke on Leno, though the president has apologized and invited Special Olympics athletes to the White House.