Sunday, September 07, 2008

Basketball Jones Obama now wants to take on Palin on the court

Obama, 47, who blows off steam on the campaign trail with games of pickup hoops, however joked that he wouldn't take on the Alaska governor -- and experienced hunter -- with a gun.

"She looks like she's got some game, she played in high school," Obama said of Palin's basketball talents on ABC "This Week."

"You know, I know she's a sharpshooter, and I know that -- I probably wouldn't do target practice with her.

"I think she'd be a better shot than me. But on the basketball court, I think I'd stand up pretty well."

Palin, 44, earned the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" for her fiery performances on her high school basketball team. She styles herself as a "hockey mom" and also says she enjoys moose hunting in her native state.

Somehow I get the feeling that if Obama played Palin on the Court, the trash talk that Obama heard when doing his "community service" would get a little bit tougher.

The headlines that might come out on the one on one match might read like this "Obama wants his Mama."

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