White House finally releases skeet shooting photo

News of President Obama’s apparently long-secret fondness for skeet shooting came as a surprise to those who say they have witnessed the president’s “awkward” attempts at pinging the (clay) pigeons.

This has only happened with the president at Camp David, at most, a couple of times, according to a source who says he has been to the retreat on a half-dozen visits with Obama.

“The only time he shot skeet was for President’s Cup,” said the source, referring to a shooting competition tradition involving the presidential Marine guards. “I was there. He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn’t leave fast enough.”

Skeet shooting “is very hard,” said the source. “Especially for someone not used to guns … He couldn’t have been more uncomfortable.”

The source said a friend of his recalled Obama skeet shooting one other time at Camp David — very early on in his first term.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

Related posts

  • sbark

    By the angle of the gun, he must have let the clay pidgeon land and then ground pounded it……..
    Once again, shows no athleticism, that gun is gonna eat him up, his weight isnt foward at all……shoot a shotgun like he throws a baseball……….like a grade school girl with no expeirience at either.

  • John_Wayne_American

    Wheres the picture? was it the grainy photoshopped on with his golf gove in his right pocket?

    If you were GWB’s FB friend yesterday, his dog Barney died, dozens of pictures of Barney at the WH, Camp David, Crawford, AF1, all taken with official photogs, Pictures of a dog!

    But no pictures of the most narcissistic SOB to ever sit in the office? No pictures because like his Birth Cert. they dont exist.

    • $8194357

      10X

  • John_Wayne_American

    He’d probably shoot as bad as he bowls, Keep the muzzle down range Mr. Presidebt!!!

    ha, that was a typo but I’ll leave it it seems fitting….

    • devilschild

      best typo ever

  • whowon

    So many things jump out about this fake picture. This summed up part…A photo taken at this stage of the firing process would also reveal the forces of recoil upon the shooter. There would be a wave of energy passing through the firearm into the shooter’s body and evidence would exist somewhere in this photo that this phenomenon was happening. This would appear like a slow motion picture of a boxer receiving a knockout blow. ZERO recoil.

    • $8194357

      yup

    • Roy_Bean

      I’m not a skeet shooter and I don’t own an over/under but the end of the barrel JDLR. Is the top barrel longer than the bottom? Is the smoke from the top due to porting? I never noticed that much smoke from a smokeless round.

  • Onslaught1066

    I find it somehow appropriate that this flood of picture comes to light only after the presmadent is caught lying, yet again.

    Did they find this mythical picture in the vault sandwiched between his college transcripts and his birth certificate?
    [IMG]http://i45.tinypic.com/2ns2yw2.jpg[/IMG]

    • $8194357

      Right next to his college theisis on ‘American nuclear diss armament’.

  • $8194357

    And he slept at a Holiday Inn Express?

  • WOOF

    OB shoots 5 at each pull.
    The final skeet shot,
    with the constitution pasted on it,
    tends to be a low shot.
    He never misses.

Top