Just call him a fencing foil…

September 16, 2009

Quick quiz: In these photos, President Barack Obama is…

a) illustrating how his new death panels will work.

b) abruptly ending a promising political career.

c) pretending to be Luke Skywalker, like every other guy on earth.

d) about to provoke the Secret Service marksmen on the White House roof.

Actually, the best thing about these lawn fencing photos is first lady Michelle Obama’s expression. It’s perfect….

“Oh dear God, who gave a toy sword to that fool? Honey, come over here, I need to talk to you for a minute about dinner! It’s IMPORTANT, sweetie-pie!”

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President Barack Obama uses a plastic saber to stab U.S. fencer Tim Morehouse during an Olympic Games event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, September 16, 2009.

REUTERS photos by Larry Downing

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The dream has come true…Darth Vader’s on the South Lawn and Obamawami will save us!

Posted by skygypsy | Report as abusive

I must confess amazement at the fact that there were no Secret Service agents in any of the photos. Even a fencing epee can do lethal damage in the hands of an expert on an unprotected person.

However, it is SO refreshing to see a president with a sense of humor and an ability to display his humanity.

Posted by Stabby McPokey | Report as abusive

Sorry folks, B.O.’s light saber is not glowing… and his opponent is still standing… and everbody’s lurking around with this “yo, dog, watcha doin?” look on their faces.

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive

Man… this is tooooooooo funny…. If tourists were allowed at this event…. I am sure, they would all like to pose with Barth Oader… :P

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

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How come the most powerful man on the Earth has one of the cheap plastic cone light sabers instead of the Super FX lightsabers the light up (from bottom to top!) and have motion sensors to make the whooooom noises when you swing it?

Wow, you guys are really obsessed with our president. awesome. or fashion… double awesome.

Thats just ROFL!!!The comments just killed me indeed!!!Thank you,guys!!!:-))))

Posted by Olga | Report as abusive