Good-Looking Rook — and Presidential Candidate

Okay, it’s Saturday, time for something completely different. Here’s a stand-out video report from Jodi Kantor at the New York Times on the character of Barack Obama, as revealed on the basketball court.

To get the scoop, Kantor talked to a former college player named Craig Robinson, currently coach of the basketball club at Brown University, about what he learned about Barack’s skills and character while playing with him on the South Side in Chicago. That’s serious hoops, and Coach says the kid can play.

As Robinson says, we’ve had presidents who played tennis, and presidents who played golf, but we’ve never had a president who shot hoops on the South Lawn. It’s time.

Plus, extra added attraction, some video from Obama playing for his high school team in Hawaii. Rook wears number 23, Michael Jordan’s number, and he looks pretty smooth!

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