bat man!

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron play table tennis with students of the Globe Academy school in London on May 24

38 Responses to “bat man!”

  1. 1 lisalovesobama
    May 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Burning Question: ‘Did he get the ball?’ That’s all I’m wondering. I hope he did. I also hope that there is video. That would be awesome!!

  2. 2 CTGirl
    May 24, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Is there anything our guy can’t do? 🙂

  3. 8 MTmarilyn
    May 24, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    OMG, This man is amazing. He looks good at anything he does. Those are great pictures.

  4. 9 collegekay
    May 24, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    oh my goodness. He is melting the hearts of girls like lil’ ol me. Ugh ugh

  5. May 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    The Prime Minister cannot hang as a wingman… 😦

    Look at the photos and decide whom you would want on your team in the game?

    Not Cameron.

  6. 12 GGail
    May 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Ever the competitor, that was not Barack’s shot, but he jumped in front of Cameron. I too hope he hit it! LOL!!!

  7. 13 lisalovesobama
    May 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    He’s so competitive. Look at PBO’s expression and body language compared to Cameron’s. Cameron’s hand is in his pocket like, whatever. But PBO’s eyes are trained like a lazer on that ball. hahahahahahahahaha. He is too cute 🙂

  8. May 24, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Question… DId the prime minister get a lift to the academy in the beast with the president? I think he did. … Searching for video…. Anyone?

  9. 19 anniebella
    May 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    The President is very intensed in that first picture. You can tell he use to play sports.

  10. 20 ZeeUK
    May 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    David Cameron just had a ride in the ‘Beast’….one of the best things to happen to him. haha

  11. 22 lisalovesobama
    May 24, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    PBO went to Westminster Abbey this is according to BBC Live texts:

    1737: The president’s entry in the guestbook read: “It is a great privilege to commemorate our common heritage, and common sacrifices.” Michelle Obama also signed alongside the entry.
    1734: Mr Obama signed the distinguished visitors’ book of Westminster Abbey earlier, but apparently he dated his entry incorrectly as “24 May 2008”.

    ps- I say it’s a sign that he’s in fighting shape and ready to get back into battle and get a victory as big as 2008. PBO is therefore in a 2008 State of Mind 🙂

  12. 24 Suzanne
    May 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    No matter what is going on in his day, the President is able to let go and find joy. Poor Cameron. The Live Tweet by BBC had this “Alex Ellis-Roswell tweets: David Cameron is so terrible at playing table tennis – painful to watch #obamavisit” Must be a tweet from someone who takes their table tennis seriously!

    • 25 Titti
      May 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm

      Afraid Cameron aint winning no popularity contest in the UK (govt. policies). Bet he’s hoping some of Obama’s ‘x-factor’ would rub off on him.

  13. 26 M
    May 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Our Prez never ceases to amaze me. He is just plain COOl in so many ways! Never in my life will there be another US President as great as PBO!

  14. May 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Michelle Obama has been flying the flag for British fashion during her trip. For her visit to Number 10, the first lady chose a purple dress by Roksanda Ilincic, one of the stars of London Fashion Week. Yesterday, she touched down at Stansted Airport wearing an electric-blue fitted jacket and dress by British label Preen….



    • May 24, 2011 at 1:37 pm

      Thanks TO, but I can’t even bear to click a Telegraph link – it’s a right wing rag that has poured bile over the Obamas from day one.

      • 29 Anita
        May 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm

        Hey Chips can you use your computer wizardry skills to post the longer version of the epic ping pong video? Ignore the right-wing updates. It irked me as well!

  15. 31 Carolyn
    May 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    For everyone interested, the State Dinner is going to be on MSNBC this afternoon. I just heard Martin Bashir announce it.

    May 24, 2011 at 1:54 pm


  17. 34 Carolyn
    May 24, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Bashir’s show is 3:00 Eastern, but the dinner may come on an hour earlier. I’m going to turn it at 1 and 2 Central time so I can catch it.

  18. 35 dotster
    May 24, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    The Big Kids—-Obama and Cameron—were having a blast. The looks on the young kids—the students—ranged from boredom to very mildly amused. Pretty funny. Looks like Obama takes his pong pretty seriously–:)—-I’m happy he’s having some fun and relaxation away from some of the stuffier events there today.

  19. 36 GGail
    May 24, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Chipsticks you are so cute – you are fiercely pro-Obama so much that you’re like the Angela Davis of the blog world when you spoke about the vile Telegraph. 🙂

  20. 37 kelly
    May 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I love my President.

  21. 38 Titti
    May 25, 2011 at 5:51 am

    For the life of me I couldn’t place this Global Academy until I saw on the news that it was a failing school that had been ‘rebuilt’ and had a name change. The weird thing is that I don’t live very far and would have been there (me and a ton of others) in a flash had I known. If this visit doesn’t motivate these kids then nothing will.

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