Skip to comments.Obama coaches Sasha's team, but without Sasha
Posted on 02/19/2011 8:25:50 PM PST by Nachum
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama stepped in to help coach his younger daughter's basketball team even when she wasn't there.White House officials said Obama helped coach 9-year-old Sasha's team Saturday in suburban Maryland because a regular parent-coach was unable to attend.But Sasha and her older sister, Malia, are skiing in Colorado this weekend with their mother and some friends.The president often attends Sasha's Saturday morning basketball games at a community center in Maryland. Aides said they did not know if Obama had helped coach before.
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Hillary Clinton was unable to attend the game because she was busy at home baking cookies.
Probably has as much experience coaching as anything else he’s done so far/s
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Hillary Clinton was unable to attend the game because she was busy at home baking cookies.”
Issa could have attended the game with all the time he is going to have on his hands, since Obama ignores both Issa and his investigative committee. Heck, even Paul Ryan could drop by for just a second, since Obama still has not called him to discuss fiscal negotiations.
As the first black POTUS, you would think he would steer clear of an obsession with basketball, taking every other day off, and stealing other peoples money, but he's fearless.
There is something very, very strange in the Obama family dynamic.
Very, very strange indeed.
Damn peculiar, one might even say.
Somethin’ ain’t right.
Can you imagine ANY dad coach ANY kid’s team while said kid, her sister, and her mother were halfway across the continent on a vacation sans father? Ever?
Seriously? The president of the United States spent the morning playing basketball coach to a bunch of 9 year olds?
Obama coaches Sasha’s team, but without Sasha, teaches drivvle
Isn’t that special.
Are you kidding me??? Bill & Hillary Cinton are avoiding POTUS Obama as if he were contaminated with radioactive fallout!!! Anyone touching or siding with the failed POTUS Obama is going down the toilet with him!!! It really is funny to watch, both Clintons avoid Obama every minute!!! The Clintons have his number as a zero and want nothing to do with him!!! And....know what, the Clintons are right on!!!
It that his real all-star card?
Skiing in Colorado? Who's paying for this? And shouldn't Sasha be taught she has a responsibility to practice with her team? Maybe I'm being too picky but this family brings out the worst in me.
All I can say is, “WTF” and that ain’t winning the future.
Almost like the kids are just a prop, eh? Good window dressing for a president. Poor kids.
As far as I can ascertain it is one of those things schools did for players of teams for fun back in the day. I remember we had a similar thing for me on our soccer team in High School.
He had to know they would be out of town for some time. For him to do this is odd. This week he did a press conf from a school to highlight his budget didn’t he? So I guess the captive audience he can get these days are children? He also did something later in the week with school children.
My thoughts exactly!
Just rising to his level of competence!
I’ve taught my children that if they sign up for a sport team, they are expected to go to the games, and not run off to some other “more fun” activity.
Of course, it’s not like I could afford to send my wife and kids out skiing for a weekend out west, but I’m not the King of the world.
In the basketball leagues my kids could afford to play in, we were in small gyms, where there were barely enough seats for the parents.
Can’t imagine the nightmare it would have been to have the president and his secret service show up — of course, there are obviously some SS people there when the kids are playing, and he probably watches their games.
Hey, it’s not like he has a country to destroy or anything — he’s done most of that work already.
My favorite part is how the regular parent-coach had something more important to do, but the President of the United States didn’t.
“Seriously? The president of the United States spent the morning playing basketball coach to a bunch of 9 year olds?”
Hey, its a lot easier than running er ruining the country. And a lot more fun.
Amazing how much free time this President has. Maybe next he’ll be giving the guided tour of the White House.
One exception... then again, Obama runs off.
Hopefully, the regular stays busy. If Obama spends the rest of his term coaching instead of ... well, whatever you call what he's been doing in office ... it'll be 100% OK with me.
Wow, the comments after the article could have been written by Freepers.
Every president since George H.W. Bush (remember the photo-op at the grocery store where he supposedly was unaware that scanners were used to ring up the groceries?) now has to do everyday, ordinary things (especially with the family along) to prove that they are not “out of touch” with the average American.
These things include attending parent/teacher conferences, buying and eating ice cream in public, working in soup kitchens at Thanksgiving, shopping for books on Martha’s Vineyard, etc. etc.
Attending your daughter’s basketball games (even without your daughter present) falls into this category.
Why does he not spend more time at his real job?
Next thing you know they will take time out to appear on Dancing With The Stars.