WASHINGTON — Two days before President Barack Obama's first trip outside Washington to promote his gun-control proposals, the White House tried Saturday to settle a brewing mystery by releasing a photo to back his claim to be a skeet shooter. Obama had set inquiring minds spinning when, in an interview with The New Republic magazine, he answered "yes" when asked if he had ever fired a gun. The admission came as a surprise to many. "Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time," Obama said in the interview released last weekend, referring to the official presidential retreat in rural Maryland, which he last visited in October while campaigning for re-election. Asked whether the entire family participates, the president said: "Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there." Obama never mentioned skeet shooting prior to that interview. The White House photo released Saturday is dated Aug. 4, 2012. The caption says Obama is shooting clay targets on the range at Camp David. Obama is seen holding a gun against his left shoulder, his left index finger on the trigger and smoke coming from the barrel. He is wearing jeans, a dark blue, short-sleeved polo shirt, sunglasses and earmuffs.
Our President is not only a shooter, but he's looking very dapper.
I don't know about you, but I am very impressed!
This reminds me of a conversation which I had with a Vietnamese boat-person back in the 80's (I was teaching English as a Second Language at the local community college at the time.)
My Vietnamese friend then imparted to me a wisdom which was popular in his country .. before he was forced to flee it:
"Pay no attention to what they say, but look carefully at what they do."
I'm looking very carefully. Are you?