Obama Talks Childhood, Breaking Friend's Arm
He did not want to be president when he was 6, but did break kid's arm
By Harry Kimball, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2010 9:27 AM CDT
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(Newser) – In lieu of actually going to Indonesia—the visit was put off to seal the health care deal—President Obama recently sat down for an interview with a television station from the country where he spent some of his childhood. His breathless interlocutor appears focused on confirming or debunking myths about the president floating around Indonesia, and Obama is happy to oblige. Did he break a kid’s arm once? Yes, “by accident.”

The young Barack Obama was riding on a bicycle with the boy and they fell. “You tickled the guy!” accuses the interviewer. “Please tell him that I apologize.” Did Obama write a poem in school proclaiming his desire to one day be president? Lies! “When I was six I wanted to, I think, to be a fireman.” Mediaite can’t help but point out that when Obama mentions his love for the Mahabharata, he’s talking about the Hindu creation myth, not 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta.

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Cher
Mar 25, 2010 1:26 AM CDT
Does anyone really care? I read it because it seemed interesting, it was anything but.
Telecide
Mar 24, 2010 6:45 PM CDT
Some of you US nut-jobs don't realise what a good President you have this time around. The US seems to have really changed over the years, from a country that epitomised democracy, compassion and tolerance, to a dis-functional, spoilt brat of a nation. Shame on the large vocal minority who are racist, religious, extremist bigots.
Dewser
Mar 24, 2010 2:37 PM CDT
That was a jovial interviewer. I don't think this interview is as combative as the post about it makes it seem (That is strange to write it up that way) Oh well interesting facts in the vid.