Obama Goes En Garde!
The president helps boost Chicago's Olympic bid by fencing with light sabers
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2009 7:49 AM CDT
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama play with toy swords as they host an event on Olympics, Paralympics and Youth Sport, Sept. 16, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – Health care reform? Racism brouhaha? Barack Obama took a break from it all—and possibly worked out some frustration—on the White House lawn yesterday during a fencing demonstration, Gawker reports. The president and first lady brandished light sabers during an event promoting Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games. Check out the pictures at left.