Special Olympics Bowler Gives Obama Tips After Diss on Leno

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After Obama made a comment about his bowling game being “”it was like the Special Olympics or something” on The Tonight Show, some Special Olympic bowlers rather than trying to go hard at him are offering tips:

President Obama joked Thursday that his bowling ability was suitable for the Special Olympics, a comment for which he later apologized.

But one Special Olympics bowler has a few tips for the president on how to improve his score.

Tim Maloney, a 38-year-old with Down Syndrome said the president needs to practice more if he wants to bring his recent score of 129 anywhere close to Maloney’s average of 165.

“Focus, take his time, and relax” were the simple-but-effective tips Maloney offered the president in a phone interview Friday with FOXNews.com from his home in suburban Milwaukee. “Keep your eyes on the alley.”

Maloney also competes in basketball, golf and track and field. In 2007, he won the gold in the 800-meter speed walk and a silver in the 400 meter speed walk at the international Special Olympics in China.

But Maloney said he enjoys bowling most, because “I stay around my dad and my friends and loved ones.”

Maloney comes from a bowling family. His father, Larry Maloney, said he bowls a 190; his mother, Nancy bowls a 160; and his sister, Shawn, who also competes in the Special Olympics, bowls a 125.

Obama bowled 37 on the campaign trail last year, drawing hoots of derision from supporters and detractors alike.

Appearing on “The Tonight Show,” the president told Leno he’d been practicing at the White House’s bowling alley but wasn’t happy with his score of 129. Then he rolled a gutter ball by quipping: “It was like the Special Olympics or something.”

On his way back to Washington on Air Force One, Obama called the chairman of the Special Olympics, Tim Shriver, to say he was sorry — even before the taped episode of the “Tonight Show” aired late Thursday night.

You know those shady Obama haters are having a political orgy with this one. Discuss….



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  • About it

    Pres. Obama forgot the first rule of comedy:
    children, animals, disabled are off limits

  • Stomp Like an Elephant

    I’m not looking forward to what people are going to say about this…

  • Darth H8ter

    It was funny, but he is in the spotlight. At least a democrat is bing criticized for something he said. If Bush had said this, calls for impeachment!

  • Qat

    Wow, that’s horrible :|

  • About it

    What is scaring me is that there have been rumors that our Pres. can’t function as well without a teleprompter. I don’t know if that is the case, but if so, then he doesn’t need to be in an unscripted situation. Then yes, he does need to stay at his desk in the White House, cuz this bailout thing is gettin’ ugly

  • *Treasure*

    I saw this on the news last night. He made a foolish error. He apologized immediately. People make mistakes. I don’t think it was a mean spirited attack on the disabled. It was just insensitive.

  • Basquiat


    No one is saying that Obama had any cruel intent. But my issue is why is he even on Jay Leno. I didn’t vote for a celebrity president; I voted for a man I thought and I still think is competent to deal with the pressing issues going on today. I don’t care about his special olympics joke or his NCAA picks. I just want to have a job tomorrow and pay my bills…

  • karen

    He should have just said, I bowl like a retard.

  • http://www.kukluxklan.com Tadpole P. Jenkins

    He is destroying our nation. The man has been overhyped and the true him is coming out fast.

  • Honit Sinti

    Well, Obama is proving to be well rounded. That includes coming ’round to the stupid square sometimes. Of course, Michelle already knows this. Now we are finding out. However, I still think he is the man!

  • Da Kid

    Obama wack son! If I was old enuff I would not of voted for him.

  • karen

    @Jenkins your dumbass is our nation. obama is one man. we were on our way to the shitter before he took office.

  • Hardy Boy

    Come on Prez, don’t go all George Bush on us and start saying stupid ish!

  • Da Kid

    Homeboy shoulda told Obama he bowl life a half breed

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