Ping pong for Obama and Cameron
Obama and Cameron play table tennis with students while visiting the Globe Academy in London. AP Photo
LONDON — President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron might
have big issues to confront – say, a debt crisis in their respective
countries. But for a brief moment on Tuesday, they put all that aside
for a game of table tennis.
Yes, they played ping pong.
"Who wants to take me on?" Obama asked as he walked into the Globe
Academy school gymnasium filled with teenagers, his jacket off and
sleeves rolled up.
Obama and Cameron launched into a brisk game of two-on-two table tennis: The World Leaders vs. The Students.
The president's competitive streak quickly came into full relief —
sighing when they missed points, high-fiving when they scored, and
making excuses when the ball fell just short of the table.
"Tennis is a sport," Obama said, trying to comfort Cameron on one of his missed shots.
They didn't keep score, but suffice it to say, the ping pong battle was one that the world leaders appeared to lose.
In the meantime, while Obama was having fun playing games, 112 residents of Joplin MO went to their deaths and another 1500 went missing in the worst tornado in over 50 years. I doubt Obama noticed.
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