Special Olympics Bowler Gives Obama Tips After Diss on Leno

- By Bossip Staff

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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

  • About it

    Okay Da Kid, you startin’ it off LOL!!

  • http://mockrockstar.ning.com Mock Rock Star

    Obama is still the man and I love how Tim Maloney didn’t condemn him…I could learn a thing or two from him…I’m a fan now!!!

  • Bitches Please

    @ Basquiat

    Im going to say the same thing I said in the other post. The Presidents intent of going on Jay Leno was to try to reach people that may not follow politics from day to day. He is trying hard to push his agenda and budget and wants people to hear strait from his mouth what he plans on doing rather then hearing all this propaganda that is going on. Which is why the President spent 3/4 of his time talking about serious issues and only a few minutes joking with Jay. Like I said, people go on those shows to joke around as well. It showed a human side to him and made people feel comfortible.

    He went on Leno for the same reason why he is going on 60 minutes, having a public address next week and is going to these town hall meetings. He is doing his job. What he is doing is no different then anyother President. Kennedy went on late night shows, so did Reagan and others, so lets give it a rest. He was on ESPN with his basketball picks, because people know how much he loves the game and they wanted to know his picks.

    What Obama said was innappropriate, but he was making fun of himself, so some of you need to stop coming in here acting like it was otherwise. Because he is the President it makes the comment get blown out of proportion, had a celebrity said that people wouldn’t care, they would have laughed like everyone in that audiance did. Hell, im glad homeboy is giving Obama some pointers, anyone that has seen that clip of the President bowling knows that he was telling the truth when he said he looks like special olympics.

    This is water under the bridge, we got bigger fish to fry. People will complain for a few days until they find something else to complain about next week.

  • Patricia

    Obama is going to continue to have this problem since he a naturally witty funny guy, always ready with a quip. Unfortunatley in politics, having any kind of personality can be detrimental, until one’s authenticity has been stomped out by humorless, vindictive politicians and pundits. I thought it was funny and it was not said with any cruel intent but I knew he was goign to catch it and so he has. He’s still on the learning curve. By year 2 of his presidency, he should be effectively turned into a scripted robot that no one enjoys listening to. Then everyone will complain about how boring he is.

  • Bitches Please

    I swear ‘dubya’ is like obsessed with this. How many times are you going to post on this issue? Get a life, damn. lmao, smh

  • Macho-in-paris-france

    Obama is doing too much for his image. The last thing everybody is waiting right now: Obama falls when he is geting out of Air Force one (why he always run??).

  • http://www.myspace.com/tirayk TIRAY

    @VA Made me..

    LOL@ He’s doing a prettygood job!Hahahhaha,,,He’s done more in 30 days,than Bush did all yr.

    Pretty good job!

    thin k

  • Tameka

    He apologized. He didn’t mean to be mean. He is after all a human, a man, the President but not a saint or God.

  • http://www.myspace.com/tirayk TIRAY


    WhAT? What a nation of soft muthaf#cka’s

    It was a fu@kin joke…….squash it!

  • Bitches Please

    @ ‘VA Made Me..Htown Pays Me’


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